Pat Patterson spoke with SLAM! Wrestling about tonight’s “Pat Patterson Appreciation Night”, which till take place at tonight’s RAW in Montreal. He said: “Quite frankly, they didn’t tell me anything. It will be pretty nerve-wrecking for me. I know I will be honored and that they want to do a big thing out of this. You know, I usually cry in those moments, so I really have no idea how it will go. I’ll be overwhelmed by all this I’m sure. It’s going to be a very touching night for me as I will look back at 54 years in the business, this business I loved and still do today.”
When asked about being Vince McMahon’s “right hand man”, he said: “He made me quit wrestling and work in an office, something I had never liked. I didn’t like working in an office, I mean, I quit school so I wouldn’t have to work in an office. I became Senior Vice-president and I had no idea what that meant. The only thing I knew was pro wrestling. I was just a kid who left Montreal with nothing and I went as far as working several main-events at the MSG in New York. You know what they say, if you make it to New York, you can make it anywhere and I’m very proud of that.”
He also talked about leaving home to become a wrestler (against his father’s wishes), becoming an office worker, pushing for Shawn Michaels and Bret Hart, and more. He said he didn’t know if the Appreciation Night segment will air on TV, but a similar event held for Shawn Michaels wasn’t. It will likely show up on YouTube. You can read the article by clicking here.