WWE Hall of Famer Pat Patterson has died, aged 79 1 month ago

WWE Hall of Famer Pat Patterson has died, aged 79

The wrestling legend, who came up with the idea for the Royal Rumble, has died.

WWE Hall of Famer Pat Patterson has died, aged 79.

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Patterson was living with cancer, and died in Florida this week.

He began wrestling in the 1950s, and joined up with WWE in the late '70s.

He became the company's first Intercontinental Champion in 1979, and was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 1996.

Patterson came out as gay in 2014, when appearing on the show WWE Legends' House.

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Tributes are pouring in for the WWE legend with Stephanie McMahon, Jim Ross and Shane McMahon all having paid tribute already.

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