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Wiki/TheOtherWiki [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pat_Patterson_(wrestler) has more information]].


Unfortunately, he left WWE in official capacities in 2004 under accusations he had sexually harassed some of the men in the company. One of his alleged victims was Wrestling/RoddyPiper, who once accused Patterson of groping him in a shoot interview. His reputation has been repaired since then, and he serves a consulting role with the company to this day. He currently appears on the WWE Network's reality show, ''Series/WWELegendsHouse''.

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Unfortunately, he left WWE in official capacities in 2004 under accusations he had sexually harassed some of the men in the company. One of his alleged victims was Wrestling/RoddyPiper, who once accused Patterson of groping him in a shoot interview.interview(which he later recanted). His reputation has been repaired since then, and he serves a consulting role with the company to this day. He currently appears on the WWE Network's reality show, ''Series/WWELegendsHouse''.


'''Pierre Clermont''', better known by the ring name '''Pat Patterson''' (born January 19, 1942) was a Canadian-American wrestler until right before the beginning of the 1980s explosion of Wrestling/{{WWE}}. It is his behind-the-scenes work during the modern era that has driven some of the concepts that are well-known today.

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'''Pierre Clermont''', better known by the ring name '''Pat Patterson''' (born January (January 19, 1942) 1942-December 2, 2020) was a Canadian-American wrestler until right before the beginning of the 1980s explosion of Wrestling/{{WWE}}. It is his behind-the-scenes work during the modern era that has driven some of the concepts that are well-known today.


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He passed away from cancer on December 2, 2020. He was 79 years old.


'''Pierre Clermont''', better known by the ring name '''Pat Patterson''' (born January 19, 1942) was a wrestler until right before the beginning of the 1980s explosion of Wrestling/{{WWE}}. It is his behind-the-scenes work during the modern era that has driven some of the concepts that are well-known today.

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'''Pierre Clermont''', better known by the ring name '''Pat Patterson''' (born January 19, 1942) was a Canadian-American wrestler until right before the beginning of the 1980s explosion of Wrestling/{{WWE}}. It is his behind-the-scenes work during the modern era that has driven some of the concepts that are well-known today.




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** Patterson also became a heel again in December 1997, shortly after the Wrestling/MontrealScrewjob and VinceMcMahon's [[FaceHeelTurn heel turn]], with [=McMahon=] recruiting Patterson and Gerald Brisco as his "stooges" to go after Wresstling/StoneColdSteveAustin.

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** Patterson also became a heel again in December 1997, shortly after the Wrestling/MontrealScrewjob and VinceMcMahon's Wrestling/VinceMcMahon's [[FaceHeelTurn heel turn]], with [=McMahon=] recruiting Patterson and Gerald Brisco as his "stooges" to go after Wresstling/StoneColdSteveAustin.Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin.



* OnlySaneMan: It's said that Patterson is largely responsible for keeping Vince grounded and being able to talk him out of some of his more outlandish ideas. Since leaving his inner circle, the difference is very noticible.

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* OnlySaneMan: It's said that Patterson is largely responsible for keeping Vince grounded and being able to talk him out of some of his more outlandish ideas. ideas (see TheSmartGuy for the prime example). Since leaving his inner circle, the difference is very noticible.noticable.


Not long after retiring, Patterson went behind the scenes, and quickly became Wrestling/VinceMcMahon's "right-hand man". He is best known as the progenitor of the Wrestling/RoyalRumble match, and often booked it personally early on.

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Not long after retiring, Patterson went behind the scenes, and quickly became Wrestling/VinceMcMahon's "right-hand man". He is best known as the progenitor of the Wrestling/RoyalRumble match, and often booked it personally early on.
on. He was inducted into the Wrestling/WWEHallOfFame in 1996.

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* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: In the mid-1980s, Patterson was primarily a neutral to face-leaning backstage official in the United States and most of Canada ... except in Montreal, when he was a full-fledged heel. Patterson hosted a Main/TalkShowWithFists segment called "Le brunch de Pat," aired only in the WWF's French-Canadian markets, where he asked questions in English and translated their answers in French to mock and insult the faces and praise the heels. In 1987, Patterson teamed with the heel New Dream Team (Dino Bravo and Greg "the Hammer" Valentine) against face tag teams -- almost always, these were six-man teams featuring ex-Dream Team member Wrestling/BrutusBeefcake (who had newly turned face) and the Rougeau Brothers (Jacques and Raymond). Until the advent of video sharing services, none of Patterson's mid-to-late 1980s heelish personality traits were shown or referred to in the United States.
** Patterson also became a heel again in December 1997, shortly after the Wrestling/MontrealScrewjob and VinceMcMahon's [[FaceHeelTurn heel turn]], with [=McMahon=] recruiting Patterson and Gerald Brisco as his "stooges" to go after Wresstling/StoneColdSteveAustin.


TheOtherWiki [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pat_Patterson_(wrestler) has more information]].

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* TheSmartGuy: Backstage during the '80s, Pat would be the voice of reason to Vince's crazy booking ideas.

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* TheSmartGuy: Backstage during the '80s, Pat would be the voice of reason to Vince's crazy booking ideas. Probably the greatest example came in 1990 when Vince wanted new acquisition Mark Calaway to debut from inside Wrestling/TheGobbledyGooker's egg as "The Eggman", but Patterson instead persuaded him to let Calaway use the gimmick he'd come up with for him instead- '''''Wrestling/TheUndertaker!'''''

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* OnlySaneMan: It's said that Patterson is largely responsible for keeping Vince grounded and being able to talk him out of some of his more outlandish ideas. Since leaving his inner circle, the difference is very noticible.

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* HypercompetentSidekick: With the decimation of {{Kayfabe}}, this is how he tends to come off when people hear about his time as an official in WWF.


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* YesMan: Subverted. He's one of the few people that was willing to say no to Vince and be straight with him.


* OpenSecret: Prior to his officially coming out, ''everyone'' knew Patterson was gay. However, other than the occasional veiled reference, it was just one of those things that nobody talked about.



* TheSmartGuy: Backstage during the '80s, Pat would be the voice of reason to Vince's crazy booking ideas.

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* TheSmartGuy: Backstage during the '80s, Pat would be the voice of reason to Vince's crazy booking ideas.

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* StraightGay: Him in real life. [[SmartMark Smarks]] know he's gay, but his later Mook character had no stereotypical or camp tendencies, and [[HideYourLesbians they dance around the issue]] in ''Legends House''.

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* StraightGay: Him in real life. [[SmartMark Smarks]] know he's gay, but his later Mook character had no stereotypical or camp tendencies, and [[HideYourLesbians they dance around the issue]] in ''Legends House''.House''.
* TheSmartGuy: Backstage during the '80s, Pat would be the voice of reason to Vince's crazy booking ideas.


* StraightGay: Him in real life. [[SmartMark Smarks]] know he's gay, but [[HideYourLesbians they dance around the issue]] in ''Legends House''.

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* StraightGay: Him in real life. [[SmartMark Smarks]] know he's gay, but his later Mook character had no stereotypical or camp tendencies, and [[HideYourLesbians they dance around the issue]] in ''Legends House''.

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