Did the former AWA wrestler The Trooper ever wrestled in the WWE?

Yes, In 1997, Wilkes wrestled in the WWF not as the Trooper but as the Patriot. The Patriot feuded with Bret Hart and defeated Hart on RAW on 8/28/1997 after Shawn Michaels interfered. He had a Title Shot at In Your House:Ground Zero against Bret Hart but did not win.