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WWE Wrestling Icon Pat Patterson Comes Out As Gay

Pat Patterson, a legendary wrestler in the WWE iconography, has announced that he's spent the past 50 years living in the closet. 

Patterson came out on the WWE Network's finale of Legend's House. In the episode, Patterson told his fellow "legendary wrestlers" and roommates, "For once in my life I'm going to be me now." A secret had been kept for five decades, Patterson, who is now a WWE executive, continued, and he had a partner for four of those five. Becoming emotional, Patterson revealed that his partner of 40 years died recently after suffering a heart attack. 

Patterson's roommates and fellow icons took the news in stride and welcomed him with open arms, saying, "We love you Pat ... we always love you."


i am hear to give testimony of how i got back my husband, we got married for more than 9 years and have gotten two kids. thing were going well with us and we are always happy. until one day my husband started to behave in a way i could not understand, i was very confused by the way he treat me and the kids. later that month he did not come home again and he called me that he want a divorce, i asked him what have i done wrong to deserve this from him, all he was saying is that he want a divorce that he hate me and do not want to see me again in his life, i was mad and also frustrated do not know what to do,i was sick for more than 2 weeks because of the divorce. i love him so much he was everything to me without him my life is incomplete. i told my sister and she told me to contact a spell caster, i never believe in all this spell casting of a thing. i just want to try if something will come out of it. i contacted Dr Zuma zuk for the return of my husband to me, they told me that my husband have been taken by another woman, that she cast a spell on him that is why he hate me and also want us to divorce. then they told me that they have to cast a spell on him that will make him return to me and the kids, they casted the spell and after 1 week my husband called me and he told me that i should forgive him, he started to apologize on phone and said that he still live me that he did not know what happen to him that he left me. it was the spell that he Dr Zuma zuk casted on him that make him comeback to me today,me and my family are now happy again today. thank you Dr Zuma zuk for what you have done for me i would have been nothing today if not for your great spell. i want you my friends who are passing through all this kind of love problem of getting back their husband, wife , or ex boyfriend and girlfriend to contact and you will see that your problem will be solved without any delay.

I saw Pat in a gay bar, Boston years ago (Buddy's). I went up to him, I said Hi Pat , he replied he wasn't Pat and gave me some fake name. Later in the night he was with a few of his friends and I heard them call him Pat, I said Hey I thought you where not Pat. He got pissed and I thought he was going to hit me. Poor Pat even in a gay bar he was not at ease about be gay. What a jerk!!!

Do you have any understanding of the very high price that LGBT people have historically paid for being who we are?  

It doesn't seem that you do.  

I remember reading on Wikipedia years back that he was openly gay.  So what the Hell is this crap?  Was he just openly gay to his fellow wrestlers and friends, and not gay to the open public?  I also remember hearing he was accredited to coming up with the Brutus "The Barber" Beefcake gimmick, and there was laughs and speculation as Beefcake was a term for muscled gay men at the time.  Seriously... if it's already known to wrestling fans via the internet, how much of a surprise can it be?

It must have been hard on his partner of 40 years for his partner staying in the closet all that time.  too bad Mr. Patterson did not come out while he was alive.  Would have been nice!

Pat Patterson coming out as gay was about as surprising as Liberace or Nathan Lane coming out. This was like the worst kept secret in the wrestling universe.

Damn....this is so wonderful. Mr. Patterson,  you are loved, respected and show a huge and valiant heart and spirit. Your friends and fans owe you much. Thanks for this touching vid! 

Very touching and love the response of the other legends.

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