Highlights of “Accepted” by Pat Patterson: Part 6 (Montreal and Final Edition)

Strange feeling this morning as baseball is in the home stretch, yet I’m going to the Ring of Honor PPV tonight despite never watching their TV show. And I feel like I forgot something: to finish a look at Pat Patterson’s book “Accepted”!

A few people even had to be let go when we came back from that tour in the late 1980s.

This is in reference to the fall 1988 tour of Europe, which led to something of a housecleaning and some very odd substitutions at the Survivor Series. Don Muraco was let go even though his feud with Greg Valentine had not wrapped. They had some terrible house show matches, apparently. And speaking of terrible matches, Junkyard Dog was finally fired either for drug use or the fact that he could barely move. Continue reading Highlights of “Accepted” by Pat Patterson: Part 6 (Montreal and Final Edition)

Highlights of “Accepted” by Pat Patterson Part 3: (1980s WWF Edition)

In lieu of a goofy intro, let’s get right to the part of Pat Patterson’s book with the most interest: his time in WWF as Vince McMahon’s right hand man.

The third match with Backlund along with the famous match with Slaughter I had later were my greatest moments as a wrestler.

Patterson in the book is very proud of his series with Backlund at Madison Square Garden because of the quality of the matches combined with the fact that it was a four match and not the usual three match series that would go countout-DQ-blowoff. The Slaughter “Alley Fight” match from May 1981 is one of those matches that is as good as everyone says it is. Pat wears the iconic “I Love NY” shirt during the bout. Continue reading Highlights of “Accepted” by Pat Patterson Part 3: (1980s WWF Edition)