Sunday, March 19, 2023

Celebrity Jersey Cards #627 Pat Patterson & Norman Smiley

Celebrity Jersey Cards is a weekly series in which I create virtual trading cards for celebrities wearing jerseys. With WrestleMania coming April 2-3, I feature some wrestlers.

Born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Pat Patterson enjoyed a length career in the ring and in the office of the WWE. He was the first Intercontinental Champion after "winning" it in a fictitious tournament. He is also credited with creating the Royal Rumble. Paterson was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 1996 and died in 2020. Patterson wore the sweater of his home town Montreal Canadiens to earn his Celebrity Jersey Card.

Norman Smiley was born in England, but began his wrestling career in the United States. His greatest fame during his run in World Championship Wrestling. He gained popularity as an unwilling hardcore champ who often wore plenty of protective padding in his matches. Such was the case when Smiley dressed as a Toronto Maple Leafs goalie during a match against Brian Knobbs to earn his Celebrity Jersey Card.

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