In stores now! Pick up your copy of ACCEPTED: HOW THE FIRST GAY SUPERSTAR CHANGED WWE by Pat Patterson, with Bertrand Hébert, foreword by Vince McMahon, at your favourite retailer. https://amzn.com/177041293X
Featuring: Pat Patterson, Ray Stevens, Maurice “Mad Dog” Vachon, Ted DiBiase, Bill Watts, Jimmy Valiant, Bruno Sammartino, Rocky Johnson, Harley Race, Gene Okerlund, Gerald Brisco, Larry Zbyszko, Bob Backlund, Kevin Nash, Sgt. Slaughter, Road Dogg, CM Punk, Daniel Bryan, Jake “The Snake” Roberts, Hillbilly Jim, Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat, Mick Foley, Shawn Michaels, Bret Hart, Adam “Edge” Copeland, Dolph Ziggler, “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, Jerry Lawler, “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan, Scott “Razor Ramon” Hall, Michael Hayes, Chyna, John Cena, Randy Orton, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnso, Hulk Hogan, and Andre the Giant.
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ABOUT ACCEPTED: HOW THE FIRST GAY SUPERSTAR CHANGED WWE
“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 was asked to leave his home after telling his parents he was in love . . . with a man. Moving 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.
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PAT PATTERSON was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 1996 and currently works as a creative consultant for WWE. BERTRAND HÉBERT is the co-author of Mad Dogs, Midgets and Screwjobs and the upcoming “Mad Dog” Vachon biography. VINCENT K. MCMAHON is the Chairman of the Board & Chief Executive Officer of WWE. A third generation promoter, McMahon purchased the company from his father in 1982. Under his leadership, WWE has developed into one of the most popular and sophisticated forms of global entertainment today.