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Watchwrestling – Del Wilkes, known to WWE fans as The Patriot, passes away

Watch Wrestling WWE News: Del Wilkes, known to WWE fans as The Patriot, passes away

WWE is saddened to learn that Del Wilkes, known to WWE fans as The Patriot, has passed away at the age of 59.

Before making a name for himself in the squared circle, Wilkes excelled on the University of South Carolina football field, where he earned the distinction of being voted All-American by consensus. After making the switch to sports entertainment, Wilkes competed around the world before coming to WWE in 1997 as The Patriot.

A rapidly rising superstar, The Patriot proudly donned America’s red, white and blue amid a rivalry with The Hart Foundation, leading to a memorable match against Bret Hart for the WWE Championship on In Your House: Ground Zero is just two months after his WWE debut.

WWE extends its condolences to Wilkes’ family and friends.


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