The NXT roster paid tribute the late Pat Patterson during the opening segment of tonight’s show, after the legends’ unfortunate passing earlier yesterday.
They then cut to a video package on Patterson’s legendary career. The show came back to a “thank you Pat!” chant from the attendees in the Capitol Wrestling Center
Images of the wrestling legend were then displayed on led boards around the arena. You can check out some photos of the segment below:
Remembered for things such as being the Inaugural Intercontinental Champion and the creator of the Royal Rumble match, Pat Patterson passed away at the age of 79 earlier yesterday after a long battle with cancer at the Miami hospital.
After his retirement, Patterson transitioned to a backstage role in WWE and he had been working in various backstage positions for the company since 2005.