WWE is saddened to be taught that Del Wilkes, recognized to WWE followers as The Patriot, has handed away on the age of 59.
Earlier than making a reputation for himself within the squared circle, Wilkes was a standout on the soccer discipline for the College of South Carolina, the place he earned the excellence of being voted a consensus All-American. After making the change to sports-entertainment, Wilkes competed everywhere in the world earlier than arriving in WWE in 1997 as The Patriot.
A Famous person rapidly on the rise, The Patriot proudly donned the purple, white and blue of America within the midst of a rivalry with The Hart Basis, resulting in a memorable match in opposition to Bret Hart for the WWE Championship at In Your Home: Floor Zero simply two months after his WWE debut.
WWE extends its condolences to Wilkes’ household and associates.