Mae Young

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Mae Young
Ring name(s) Mae Young[1]
Miss Mae Young
The Queen
The Great Mae Young
Born March 12, 1923(1923-03-12)
Sand Springs, Oklahoma, U.S.[1]
Died January 14, 2014(2014-01-14) (aged 90)
Columbia, South Carolina, U.S.
Debut August 20, 1939[1]

Johnnie Mae Young[1] (March 12, 1923 – January 14, 2014) is an American female professional wrestler and is also a WWE Ambassador. She is probably best known for wrestling for the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) and World Wrestling Federation/Entertainment (WWF/E). She helped increase the popularity of women wrestling during World War II and has trained many wrestlers.

She is the only professional wrestler to compete in documented matches in nine different decades, having her first match in 1939 and her last match in 2010.[1]

She was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2008. She was best friends with fellow wrestler The Fabulous Moolah whom she appeared with on WWF/E television with as a comedic duo.

On December 30th, 2013, she was hospitalized with an undisclosed illness and was placed on life support. On January 9th, 2014, she was taken off life support and was placed under hospice care at home.[2]

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