As we reported earlier today here on eWn, WWE Hall of Famer Pat Patterson sadly passed away at the age of 79. As you’d expect, numerous talents and promotions took to Twitter to react to the news and share their memories. You can check out some of those tweets below:
Loss is incredibly difficult. Those we love are only truly gone if we stop caring. Pat Patterson lived life as it should be lived with passion, love and purpose. He helped so many and always entertained with a story or joke. He will live on in my life always. Love you Patrick.
— John Cena (@JohnCena) December 2, 2020
A major loss for the @WWE family today. Pat worked alongside my family for years and was always invested in my success.
Brilliant mind for the business and always ready to make a joke … at your expense!
Rest In Peace, Pat. God bless.
— Roman Reigns (@WWERomanReigns) December 2, 2020
I just heard the terrible news about the passing of Pat Patterson. I loved the man. I could listen to his stories for hours. One of the all-time great wrestlers, one of the best minds in the business, and a dear friend.#RIPPatPatterson https://t.co/SozhlF8bQY
— Mick Foley (@RealMickFoley) December 2, 2020
PAT PATTERSON I DONT KNOW WHAT TO SAY OTHER THAN I LOVE YOU. YOU HAVE BEAUTIFUL MIND FOR THIS BUSINESS AND BEAUTIFUL HEART FOR THIS WORLD. MY HEART IS BROKEN. GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. THANK YOU FOR YOUR FRIENDSHIP #rip pic.twitter.com/XASbSUG0qO
— The Iron Sheik (@the_ironsheik) December 2, 2020
Loved @wwe Hall of Famer Pat Patterson as a great friend and a mentor. The incredible times we had traveling the world, watching him sing karaoke, telling stories, talking golf are something I’ll treasure forever. Love you Pat, RIP legend. pic.twitter.com/xk3y08J24H
— John Layfield (@JCLayfield) December 2, 2020
Very saddened to hear about the passing of one of my best friends..Pat Patterson. He had an infectious personality where you always wanted to be around him. This photo of Pat, @ShawnMichaels and me was from Wrestlemania 21. Pat helped us create an incredible Story. #RIPHOFer pic.twitter.com/APHVs7hRoi
— Kurt Angle (@RealKurtAngle) December 2, 2020
Heaven gained an angel! As my heart breaks a bit! Pat Patterson would fill a room w/ laugher, always sit & make me laugh every week in catering by barking & people would wonder where the dog was! Would joke w/ @HEELZiggler & I, & most importantly supported me! #RIPPatPatterson pic.twitter.com/7D65WHToY9
— Dana Brooke WWE (@DanaBrookeWWE) December 2, 2020
Wow – what a loss for the @wwe family. There was never a time I saw Pat Patterson backstage at a show or event where he wasn’t smiling or trying to make people laugh. Thanks for always being kind to me during our interactions. Your bright spirit will be missed.
— Kayla Braxton (@KaylaBraxtonWWE) December 2, 2020
Any interaction I ever had with Pat Patterson, albeit brief, was very enjoyable and an opportunity to learn. RIP to a trailblazer and great professional wrestler. A man who truly broke through barriers and an outstanding credit to our business. Godspeed sir 😢
— Frankie Kazarian (@FrankieKazarian) December 2, 2020
This one really hurts.
RIP, Pat Patterson.
Thank you for the laughs, the stories & most importantly, paving the way for us, Canadian wrestlers. 🇨🇦 pic.twitter.com/AauzPuMNhG
— Bollywood Boyz (@BollywoodBoyz) December 2, 2020
Shook to hear the loss of an absolute legend in Pat Patterson. From an incredible in ring career to influencing countless superstars and matches behind the scenes to finally being able to tell his story and his truth after having to hide for so long. We’re forever in his debt.
— Matt Rehwoldt (@DramaKingMatt) 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.
His contributions are immeasurable. As a trailblazer in several ways, he did it his way.
Thank you, friend. pic.twitter.com/PXSgk21bKi
— Something to Wrestle with Bruce Prichard (@PrichardShow) December 2, 2020
A trailblazer, a legend, and a member of our #WWENXT family.
WWE Hall of Famer Pat Patterson will be missed. 🙏 https://t.co/aaG9vaZbDA
— WWE NXT (@WWENXT) December 2, 2020
Pat Patterson knew @WWE was his home away from home, a place where he felt completely accepted and truly loved. Someone like Pat made all the difference because he wasn’t afraid to be himself and he made no apologies for it. Pat did it his way. Rest in power, Pat♥️ pic.twitter.com/3hRYmaCb5W
— NattieByNature (@NatbyNature) December 2, 2020
— WWE on FOX (@WWEonFOX) December 2, 2020
We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of wrestling legend Pat Patterson. We offer our condolences to his friends and family.
— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) December 2, 2020
We are saddened to learn of the passing of the legendary Pat Patterson. Our thoughts are with Pat’s friends, family and fans. #RIPPat
— Major League Wrestling (@MLW) December 2, 2020
Wow can 2020 just be over? I didn’t know Pat that well but was lucky enough to have a chance to work with him in wwe. I have nothing but fond memories of his stories and jokes backstage. Thank you Pat Patterson 🙏🏼 RIP pic.twitter.com/mXkpdgRGCV
— Gail Kim-Irvine (@gailkimITSME) December 2, 2020
— Lexi Kaufman (@AlexaBliss_WWE) December 2, 2020
Saddened to learn of Pat Patterson’s passing this morning. Pat was a true visionary when it came to the psychology behind pro wrestling. He also evolved with an open mind as times & styles changed. I always looked forward to Pat’s karaoke gatherings after Montreal.
— MATT HARDY (@MATTHARDYBRAND) December 2, 2020
— Lince Dorado (@LuchadorLD) December 2, 2020
I don't have the words to properly convey the respect and admiration I have for Pat Patterson.
— Paul Heyman (@HeymanHustle) December 2, 2020
Awe man this was such a good day! RIP pat.. now you’re up there singing with Dusty again ❤️🙏🏻 https://t.co/5os3dsSS2X
— SARAYA (@RealPaigeWWE) December 2, 2020
Last time I saw you we were at MSG, you told me that I had found my way, that I’d made it. You told me that BlackJack would be proud if he could see me. I’ll never forget it. Thank you Pat, it meant more than you know. Rest well my friend.
— Bray Wyatt (@WWEBrayWyatt) December 2, 2020
Going to miss him sitting at the monitor, joking all the time, his honesty and knowledge that he would so freely give bc he wanted to help talent, his spirit and energy was one of a kind and will forever be remembered and missed rest easy Pat https://t.co/PgtjpCZVhN
— Trinity Fatu (@NaomiWWE) December 2, 2020
— Apollo (@WWEApollo) December 2, 2020
So much to say & so many stories to share about Pat Patterson. For now I’ll just say this, when I got to NXT, NO ONE was a bigger supporter, advocate, or believer in me than Pat Patterson. NO ONE went to bat for me more often than him. I feel lucky to have had him in my life. RIP
— Sami Zayn (@SamiZayn) December 2, 2020
One of the smartest men I ever had the pleasure of working with and learning from. And when it came to “finishes” … a genius.
A gentlemen, a friend, a legend and one hell of a karaoke singer.
— Bully Ray (@bullyray5150) December 2, 2020
I’m truly saddened to hear the passing of Pat Patterson. Always helpful, willing to offer advise, funny and kind to me. A legendary career. x
— William Regal (@RealKingRegal) December 2, 2020
Pat Patterson was a unique wonderful individual. His passion was inspiring. His favorite “rib” /“joke” with me was; “ Paul, do you know who was asking about you the other day? I would reply who Pat? He would say NOOOBBOOODDDYY! “ I loved his wisdom and treasured our friendship.
— “The Big Show” Paul Wight (@WWETheBigShow) December 2, 2020
RIP, Pat Patterson. Like so many others, I greatly benefited from Pat's knowledge and passion for the sport. He is an absolute legend. https://t.co/NVfnVEKiai
— Kane (@KaneWWE) December 2, 2020
This was a extremely hard hit today Pat Patterson is truly a special person. I enjoyed so many wonderful conversations with him throughout my time here. From talking @wwe to playing golf & some horrible jokes in between. This man is one I along with so many others will truly miss
— THE KING (@BaronCorbinWWE) December 2, 2020
No one had more passion for our business or went out of their way to help new talent, myself included, like Pat. Today we lost a legend. You’ll be sorely missed my friend. https://t.co/buOuM62Tkj
— Sheamus (@WWESheamus) December 2, 2020
My heart goes out to ALL of our @WWE Family. Pat Patterson was truly one of the most creative,Thoughtful and Entertaining individuals this world has ever seen!! Rest in Heaven Pat❤️🙏🏿 https://t.co/vzVjTGg45F
— Titus O'Neil (@TitusONeilWWE) December 2, 2020
— Finn Bálor (@FinnBalor) December 2, 2020
— KALISTO the GLOAT (@KalistoWWE) December 2, 2020
Pat Patterson was an absolute legend in and out of the ring. I’ll miss him very much. pic.twitter.com/pgizW5rGB5
— Matt Cardona (@TheMattCardona) December 2, 2020
Story about #PatPatterson. I pulled up to the arena for RAW and I waited to be carted into the lot. Pat was next to me and said “Goodluck on your tryout match today kid” . I didn’t bother to tell him he’s met me about 5x already. 😂 I just said thank you sir. R.I.P 🙏🏽
— Lio Rush (@TheLionelGreen) December 2, 2020
I can not express how crushed I feel right now with the loss of Pat Patterson. A true member of my family, mentor and dear friend.
I love you Pat.
God speed. pic.twitter.com/FdaAFnsw8m
— Shane McMahon (@shanemcmahon) December 2, 2020
— Shane McMahon (@shanemcmahon) December 2, 2020
#RIPPatPatterson I’m deeply grateful to have grown up with @wwe Hall of Famer, the first-ever Intercontinental Champion, the father of the #RoyalRumble and the first openly gay wrestler of his generation. Thank you for teaching me how to not take it all so seriously. Abooze ❤️
— Stephanie McMahon (@StephMcMahon) December 2, 2020
No words can describe what he gave to us. His body as an in-ring performer, his mind as a storyteller, and his spirit as a beloved member of our large @WWE family. I will miss him for so many reasons… it’s never goodbye, it’s see ya down the road. Love you, Pat. Abooze
— Triple H (@TripleH) December 2, 2020
I can’t believe it…
I’ll really miss you, Pat.
— Kevin (@FightOwensFight) December 2, 2020
Damn 😞 Pat helped me in the early years of my WWE run as much as anyone. His words of advice, while colorful, were some that I kept and used for the entirety of my career. A one of a kind personality for sure. His contributions to the biz are legendary. https://t.co/wDedA4iGHG
— Hurricane Helms (@ShaneHelmsCom) December 2, 2020
Sorry to hear the sad news of Pat Patterson passing away. Pat was a really funny guy…not stop smiling & busting chops. No doubt one of the greatest finish men in the history of the business. #RIP pic.twitter.com/Hy6D2cAKrK
— head honcho (@OfficialTAZ) December 2, 2020
Just heard of the passing this morning if the great, Pat Patterson.
True legend of the pro wrestling business.
A wonderful mentor who taught me so much.
RIP old friend. 🙏 pic.twitter.com/t61R9yCze1
— Jim Ross (@JRsBBQ) December 2, 2020
A Great Wrestler, He And Ray Were Second To None, A Fabulous Mind, Caring And Thoughtful, Always Had A Smile On His Face. Just To List A Few Of Many! The Last Thing I Can Remember Him Saying To Me Is “She Is So Damn Good Ricky, Are You Sure She Is Your Daughter?” RIP Pat! 🙏🏻 pic.twitter.com/KHzabO7v7G
— Ric Flair® (@RicFlairNatrBoy) December 2, 2020
So sad to hear of the passing of @wwe legend Pat Patterson. One of the greatest minds in the business and just an all around great guy. I will miss him and his karaoke! RIP my friend. You are a hero to many! pic.twitter.com/WXFwJ1fjkO
— Charles Robinson (@WWERobinson) December 2, 2020
RIP 💔🙏 Pat was a staple. Always came to NXT. Loved the women’s matches. He will be missed.
— Charlotte Flair (@MsCharlotteWWE) December 2, 2020
The outpouring of love for Pat Patterson shows how many lives he impacted. His wisdom was unmatched. He was a trailblazer in this industry, and a top notch jokester.
“Guess who’s been talking about you Drew? …. ABSOLUTELY NOBODY!”
I’ll miss him#RIPPatPatterson
— Drew McIntyre (@DMcIntyreWWE) December 2, 2020
Pat Patterson was more than the first Intercontinental Champion & father of the Royal Rumble Match. He helped lay the foundation for WWE as we know it. His mentorship shaped careers, his creativity sparked innovation and his friendship lifted spirits. Love you, Pat. We miss you. pic.twitter.com/TugpAOrN6O
— Vince McMahon (@VinceMcMahon) December 2, 2020
Rest In Peace to one of the very best this business has ever seen, Pat Patterson. One of the most knowledgeable and influencial minds ever. #RIPPat
— Booker T. Huffman (@BookerT5x) December 2, 2020