The news of Pat Patterson’s death has saddened the entire wrestling world today (Dec. 2).
One of the reasons it’s hitting friends, co-workers, and fans so hard is because, cliché as it sounds, Patterson always seemed so full of life. It’s evident in the backstage videos we’ve seen of him over his decades working at WWE, and really brought to life in some of the memories being shared by those that loved him.
Something in particular that stands out, and really gives us a sense of what a good spirit Pat had, is the repeated mentions of his singing. Specifically, numerous people have mentioned how much they loved seeing Patterson do his favorite tunes at karaoke.
It only seemed fitting to celebrate his amazing life with a thread dedicated to something he loved, and that brought so many of his co-workers and fans joy.
Pat Patterson always sat in or near gorilla and not only watched the shows, but made sure to compliment us on our way back ❤️. But I’ll always remember Pat most for coming to Xmas karaoke in NXT to sing the same song every year! Always the main event. He will be missed.— Bayley (@itsBayleyWWE) December 2, 2020
Karaoke Night with Pat Patterson in Belgium will forever be a highlight of mine. #RIPPatPatterson— Miro (@ToBeMiro) December 2, 2020
When Pat Patterson would join us for live shows, he would sing Frank Sinatra’s “My Way.” Each and every time, he’d receive a standing ovation.— Something to Wrestle with Bruce Prichard (@PrichardShow) December 2, 2020
His contributions are immeasurable. As a trailblazer in several ways, he did it his way.
Thank you, friend. pic.twitter.com/PXSgk21bKi
RIP Pat Patterson.— Evan Husney (@evanhusney) December 2, 2020
Thanks for all of the brilliant wrestling finishes, the Royal Rumble, the Garden match with Slaughter, among countless other memories, but it was also a pleasure to hear you sing. pic.twitter.com/KTXvC8XCPu
He lived a life that’s full
He traveled each and every highway
But more, much more than that
Pat Patterson did it his way