World famous wrestler, trainer and author Pat Barrett has died.
Barrett passed away of an undisclosed illness over the weekend in his homeland of Ireland. He was 80 years-old.
North American fans may remember Barrett as being a tag team specialist during his time in the squared circle.
In the NWA, he won the NWA Canadian Tag Team Championships twice with his partner Tim Geoghegan.
With his partner Don Leo Jonathan he would win the championship a third time before leaving the promotion.
In the tag team arena he would go on to win the AWA Southern Tag Team Championship twice with his partner Norvell Ausin, the NWA Austra-Asian Tag Team Championship with Tony Kontellis but his biggest tag team win might have been when he and Dominic DeNucci won the WWWF World Tag Team Championship in 1975. They would lose the titles three months later to The Blackjacks.
Barrett later toured Australia under the moniker of ‘Mr. Wrestling’, wrestled in New Zealand and won the Irish Heavyweight Championship.
In the eighties, Barrett retired from in-ring action to become a trainer.
He later wrote, released the book Everybody Down Here Hates Me in 1991.
He died November 28, 2021.