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Pat Patterson Biography
Pat Patterson (born Pierre Clermont, January 19, 1941 – December 2, 2020) was a Canadian-American professional wrestler. He was employed by the WWE professional wrestling promotion as a creative consultant and producer. Patterson, the first WWE Intercontinental Champion and creator of the Royal Rumble match, was inducted into the 1996 WWE Hall of Fame class. In 2019, Patterson became the oldest person to win a title in the WWE history, after winning WWE 24 /. 7 Championship at 78 years old.    He has been described by journalist Dave Meltzer as “Vince McMahon’s right-hand man” and “one of WWE’s primary architects, playing an integral role in helping it become a global phenomenon” .
Championship Wrestling from Florida (1977)
In 1977, Patterson wrestled for Eddie Graham’s Florida Championship Wrestling promotion in Tampa, Florida. During his career, he won the NWA Florida Television Championship and the NWA Florida Tag Team Championship, in addition to briefly serving as a booker.
Sporadic roles (1984–1997)
Patterson began commenting in color in 1980 with Vince McMahon, calling WWF Championship Wrestling from 1980 to 1984. While Patterson was a facial commentator when he teamed up with Gorilla Monsoon and Vince McMahon, he hosted a heel interview segment for broadcasts of the French WWF known as “Le brunch”. from Pat, “where he politely asked questions in English but sneakily mocked his guests in French. Patterson was commenting with Monsoon when Hulk Hogan defeated The Iron Sheik for the world heavyweight championship, as well as when Sheik defeated Bob Backlund. Patterson was also calling for action when Jimmy Snuka jumped out of the steel cage and splashed Don Muraco at Madison Square Garden in 1983.
Patterson retired from wrestling in 1984. Although he retired, Patterson continued wrestling occasionally. On January 26, 1985, he wrestled Nikolai Volkoff in a failed effort at a house show in Cincinnati, OH.  The following month he teamed up with Andre the Giant on a couple of home shows in Canada and defeated Ken Patera and Big John Studd. He took Mad Dog Vachon’s place on the WWF parody show Le Brunch on WWF Superstars in Canada until late summer 1987, then several wrestlers like Rougeau Bros and Dino Bravo replaced him, and then Frenchie Martin introduced LE Studio as a replacement. Le Late Breakfast. Before that, he made another appearance, this time in a battle royal in Montreal on February 24, 1987. He also appeared in a battle royal at a home show in Buffalo, NY on December 27. Patterson made a handful of additional appearances in Montreal in 1987, fighting as a heel (while remaining a face or a neutral officer behind the scenes in the United States and elsewhere in Canada). His most notable appearance was a win over the promising Brutus Beefcake on August 10 . His last fight would come three weeks later in Montreal when he was defeated by Beefcake. and cut his hair.
He began working behind the scenes as a touring agent and right-hand man to WWF promoter Vince McMahon and is credited with inventing and booking the Royal Rumble match. In the late 1990s, he also worked in the talent relations department.  
After his retirement, Patterson also worked as a referee for the WWF. He was selected as a referee in the ring for the main event at the first WrestleMania at Madison Square Garden on March 31, 1985, in addition to the main event at WrestleMania XI.
In 1992, Patterson was accused of sexual harassment by former broadcaster Murray Hodgson.
Pacific Northwest Wrestling (1962–1965)
In 1962, Patterson was recruited by Mad Dog Vachon for Don Owen’s Pacific Northwest Wrestling promotion in Portland, Oregon. Encouraged by PNW promoter Harry Elliot, who was aware of Patterson’s homosexuality, Patterson developed the character of “Pretty Boy” Pat Patterson, an effeminate wrestler who wore lipstick, sunglasses and a beret and carried a mouthpiece. 
In 1963, Patterson fought for promotions in Texas, Arizona, and Oklahoma as part of a talent exchange organized by Owen. 
Patterson returned to Pacific Northwest Wrestling in 1964.  He held the NWA Pacific Northwest Tag Team Championship twice that year. On October 2, 1964, Patterson defeated Pepper Martin for the NWA Pacific Northwest Heavyweight Championship. He held the championship for six weeks before losing to Martin. Patterson won the championship again in 1965 and 1966.
Cause Of Death
Patterson died of cancer at a Miami hospital on December 2, 2020. He was 79 years old.