Courtesy of TMZ.com:
WWE Legend Pat Patterson
WWE legend Pat Patterson just revealed that he’s been living in the closet for the past 50 years — and has finally decided to go public about that fact he’s a gay man.
The 73-year-old dropped the news on the finale of WWE Network’s “Legends’ House” … saying, “For once in my life I’m going to be me now.”
Patterson — who’s a WWE exec — explained that he’s been keeping the secret out of the public eye for 5 decades … and had a partner for roughly 40 years, but he passed away after suffering a heart attack.
Patterson has been Vince McMahon’s right hand man for decades … he also was the company’s first Intercontinental champion and helped create the “Royal Rumble.”
The whole thing was incredibly emotional … and the reaction from Pat’s fellow wrestling legends was touching — with the guys telling him, “We love you Pat … we always love you.”