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10 Things You Didn't Know About Pat Patterson

Looking back at the life and times of one of the all-time greats.

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As you may well have already heard by now, Pat Patterson sadly passed away earlier today after a battle with cancer. He was 79 years of age.

To some, Pat is best known as the inaugural Intercontinental Champion. To others, he was one half of the phenomenal Blond Bombers tandem. And to even more people, he was a staple of the Attitude Era as one of Vince McMahon's famed stooges.

Along the way, Patterson was welcomed into several different Hall of Fames, amassed plentiful trinkets, and was the first big-name wrestler to come out as gay. Pat most certainly led a life full of so many memorable moments, be that in the ring or out, with many citing Patterson as having one of the greatest minds that the wrestling business has ever seen.

To coin a phrase, the world is a lesser place without Pat in it, and it goes without saying that the thoughts of us all here at WhatCulture go out to the family, friends and fans of Patterson at this time.

Looking back on the life and times of Pat Patterson, then, here are ten things you may not know about this truly legendary figure.

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