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)

Sex, Lies and Headlocks: Part 1 (Early Vince Edition)

Onto the next book, “Sex, Lies And Headlocks” by Shawn Assael and Mike Mooneyham, originally published in 2004. There are some interesting anecdotes but overall the book was a mild disappointment, probably because the James Dixon series on WWF from 1995-98 is better. But here are the highlights:

However, he also said that he was long estranged from her and hinted that the reason was sexual abuse. “Was all the abuse physical, or was there sexual abuse, too?” Playboy asked him. “That’s not anything I’d like to embellish,” he replied, “just because it’s so weird.”

Vince McMahon talking about his birth mother. If you ever wondered why his perspective and sense of humor is so screwed up there is your answer. Continue reading Sex, Lies and Headlocks: Part 1 (Early Vince Edition)