Pat Patterson has come out as gay.
The long-time WWE employee made the announcement this week during an episode of WWE Network's Legends House, stating the personal admission to a number other veteran company superstars.
“For once in my life, I'm going to be me now,” Patterson says in the following clip, fighting back years.
He goes on to say he's been keeping his sexuality a secret for decades now and had a partner of 40 years who recently died of a heart attack.
It's powerful stuff. Watch now:
Patterson serves as Vince McMahon's right-hand man and was the company's first-ever Intercontinental champion.
He joins a long list of stars who have recently come out of the closet.