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Pat Patterson (born Pierre Clermont on January 19, 1941) is a Canadian/American professional wrestler. The inaugural WWF Intercontinental Champion and creator of the Royal Rumble match, Patterson was inducted into the WWF Hall of Fame in 1996. He has been described by journalist Dave Meltzer as "Vince McMahon's right-hand man" and "one of the chief architects of the WWF, playing an integral role in helping it become a global phenomenon."

Background

In wrestling

  • Finishing moves
    • Atomic drop
    • Diving knee drop
    • Sleeper hold
  • Signature moves
    • Figure four leglock
    • Inverted atomic drop
  • Managers
    • The Grand Wizard of Wrestling (WWF)
    • Louie Dondero (PNW)
  • Nicknames
    • "Le Rêve du Québec" ("The Dream of Quebec")
    • "Killer"
    • "Pretty Boy"
  • Entrance themes
    • "Real American" by Rick Derringer (WWF; 1999–2000)

Championship and accomplishments

WWE Intercontinental Champions
Pat PattersonGreg ValentineRandy SavageRicky SteamboatThe Honky Tonk ManUltimate WarriorRick RudeMr. PerfectThe Texas TornadoBret HartRoddy PiperBritish BulldogShawn MichaelsRazor Ramon ● Diesel ● Hunter Hearst Helmsley/Triple HRocky Maivia/The RockStone Cold Steve AustinKen ShamrockRoad DoggThe GodfatherEdgeD'Lo BrownChris JerichoKurt AngleRikishiEddie GuerreroBilly GunnJeff HardyKaneAlbertChristianWilliam RegalRob Van DamBooker TRandy OrtonRic Flair ● CM Punk ● JBLBig ShowDaniel Bryan ● The Miz
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