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The long awaited autobiography of WWE Hall of Famer Pat Patterson, the first Intercontinental champion, creator of the Royal Rumble and one of the best creative minds in the history of professional wrestling, will be officially released this August by ECW Press.

Promotional material for the book reads:

When Pat Patterson was 17 years old, his parents threw him out of the house after he told them he was in love . . . with a man. Cast off to the United States from Montreal in the 1960s, barely knowing a word of English, he set about a new life as a wrestler. Long before being gay was routinely accepted, Pat lived in the super-macho world of pro wrestling.

One of the most unlikely stories of a revolutionary talent, pioneer and creative savant, Patterson recalls the trials and tribulations as he climbed to the upper ranks of sports-entertainment — as a performer and, later, as a backstage dignitary in this fascinating and revealing memoir. After making his mark in the ring as the prestigious first holder of WWE’s Intercontinental Championship, Pat set out to conquer the WWE world behind the curtain. He became the lead creative force behind the Royal Rumble Match and countless innovations that have shaped the way the WWE Universe has enjoyed sports-entertainment for generations.

Many WWE fans know Pat Patterson as a ring legend, 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 nearly comparable to the Chairman himself. Still active in WWE today, Pat delivers his no-holds barred story from unknown to WWE luminary.

 

Accepted: How the First Gay Superstar Changed WWE was co-authored by Bertrand Hebert. Vince McMahon has written the foreword to the book, which is being released in hardcover and Ebook formats.

The book can already be pre-ordered by clicking here.

Wrestling DVD network posted the following full content listing for the upcoming United States title DVD and Blu-ray coming out later this year:

​Mid-Atlantic Beginnings

​United States Championship Match
​Ric Flair vs. Ricky Steamboat
Special Guest Referee: Andre The Giant
[Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling] Asheville, NC • September 1978

​United States Championship Match
​Greg “The Hammer” Valentine vs. “Rowdy” Roddy Piper
World Wide Wrestling • March 9, 1983

​”I Quit” Steel Cage Match for the United States Championship
​Tully Blanchard vs. Magnum TA
Starrcade • November 28, 1985

Cold War

​Match #7 in the Best of 7 Series for the United States Championship
​Magnum TA vs. Nikita Koloff
​World Wide Wrestling • August 23, 1986

​No Disqualification Cage Match for the United States Championship
​Lex Luger vs. Dusty Rhodes
Starrcade • November 26, 1987

​”American Dream”

​No Disqualification Match for the United States Championship
​Dusty Rhodes vs. “Beautiful” Bobby Eaton
​Power Pro Wrestling • February 13, 1988

​United States Championship Match
​Barry Windham vs. Junk Yard Dog
NWA Main Event • January 29, 1989

​United States Championship Match
​Lex Luger vs. Sting ​
NWA World Championship Wrestling • December 23, 1989

WWE United States Championship: Legacy of Greatness DVD – Full Match Listing

DISC 2
​Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling

​WCW United States Championship Match
​Sting vs. “Ravishing” Rick Rude
WCW Clash of the Champions XVII • November 19, 1991

​WCW United States Championship Tournament Final
​Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat vs. Dustin Rhodes
WCW Saturday Night • January 16, 1993

​WCW United States Championship Match​
“Stunning” Steve Austin vs. The Great Muta
WCW Spring Stampede • April 17, 1994

​Ric Flair’s Record-Breaking Reign

​WCW United States Championship Tournament Final
​Diamond Dallas Page vs. Eddie Guerrero
WCW Starrcade • December 29, 1996

​WCW United States Championship Match
​Dean Malenko vs. Chris Jericho
​WCW Monday Nitro • April 7, 1997

​WCW United States Championship Match
​Curt Hennig vs. The Giant
WCW Monday ​Nitro • September 29, 1997

“​Raven’s Rules” Match for the WCW United States Championship
​Raven vs. Goldberg
WCW Monday Nitro • April 20, 1998

Goldberg’s Georgia Dome Homecoming

​WCW United States Championship Match
​Bret “Hitman” Hart vs. Diamond Dallas Page
​WCW Monday Nitro • October 26, 1998

​WCW United States Championship Match
​Goldberg vs. Bret “Hitman” Hart
WCW Monday Nitro • October 25, 1999

​WCW United States Championship Match
​Lance Storm vs. Mike Awesome
WCW Monday Nitro • July 18, 2000

​Canadian Heavyweight Championship

WCW United States Championship Match
​Rick Steiner vs. Booker T
WCW Greed • March 18, 2001

DISC 3
Booker T Arrives in WWE

​WCW United States Championship Match
​Kurt Angle vs. The Undertaker
RAW • November 5, 2001

​WWE Intercontinental & WCW United States Championship Unification Match
​​Edge vs. Test
Survivor Series • November 18, 2001​​

First Time Under the Bright Lights

​WWE United States Championship Match
​John Cena vs. Big Show
WrestleMania XX • March 14, 2004

Spinner Title

​Steel Cage Match for the WWE United States Championship
​​Bobby Lashley vs. King Booker
SmackDown • June 30, 2006

Game of One-Upmanship

​​WWE United States Championship Match
​​Matt Hardy vs. MVP ​
Backlash • April 27, 2008

​​WWE United States Championship Match
​​MVP vs. Kofi Kingston
RAW • June 1, 2009

The Teacher vs. The Pupil

​Triple Threat Submissions Count Anywhere Match for the United States ​Championship
​​Daniel Bryan vs. John Morrison vs. The Miz
Hell in a Cell • October 3, 2010

​​WWE United States Championship Match
​​Antonio Cesaro vs. Tyson Kidd
NXT • October 31, 2012

​​WWE United States Championship Match
​​Sheamus vs. Rusev
WWE Network Exclusive • November 3, 2014

John Cena Open Challenge

​​WWE United States Championship Match
​​John Cena vs. Dean Ambrose
RAW • March 30, 2015

​​WWE United States Championship Match
​​John Cena vs. Alberto Del Rio
Hell in a Cell • October 25, 2015

​Lasting Legacy

BLU-RAY EXCLUSIVES

​​United States Championship Match
​​Dusty Rhodes vs. Ivan Koloff
NWA Main Event • April 3, 1988

​​WCW United States Championship Match
​​Dustin Rhodes vs. “Ravishing” Rick Rude
WCW Pro • September 18, 1993

​​WWE United States Championship Match
​​JBL vs. William Regal
SmackDown • April 28, 2006

​​WWE United States Championship Match
​​Daniel Bryan vs. Sheamus
RAW • March 14, 2011​

​​WWE United States Championship Match
​​Dean Ambrose vs. Adrian Neville
NXT • August 7, 2013

​​WWE United States Championship Match
​​John Cena vs. Cesaro
RAW • June 29, 2015

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