Publisher: ECW Press
Cover: Full color
Item #: pp-ac
by Pat Patterson, with Bertrand Hebert
"Pat is one of the greatest mentors I've ever had in the world of sports-entertainment."
— Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson.
When Pat Patterson was 17 years old, he moved from Montreal to the United States in the 1960s, barely knowing a word of English. He was determined to succeed in the squared circle. Back when homophobia was widespread, Pat lived in the super-macho world of pro wrestling.
In this fascinating and revealing memoir of revolutionary talent, pioneer, and creative savant, Patterson recalls the trials and tribulations of climbing to the upper ranks of sports-entertainment — as a performer and, later, as a backstage creative force.
Many in the WWE Universe know Pat Patterson as a ring legend, the prestigious first holder of WWE's Intercontinental Championship, a WWE Hall of Famer, and one of Vince McMahon's "stooges" during the Attitude Era. But Patterson is no stooge. He has long been one of Vince McMahon's trusted advisors. His impact and importance to the nascent stages of WWE are nearly comparable to that of the Chairman himself.
Still active in WWE today, Pat delivers his no-holds-barred story of going from unknown to WWE luminary.