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Mae Young passes away at age 90


mae youngWWE Hall of Famer Johnnie Mae Young has passed away at the age of 90. A 75-year veteran of the pro-wrestling business, Young’s career predated Gorgeous George and went on past the Attitude Era all the way to her 90th birthday party on Monday Night Raw last March.

“There will never be another Mae Young,” said WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon. “Her longevity in sports entertainment may never be matched, and I will forever be grateful for all of her contributions to the industry. On behalf of WWE, I extend our sincerest condolences to her family and friends.”

One of the original WWE Divas, Young began her sports entertainment career in 1939, and went on to perform in the ring for an unprecedented eight decades. In addition to her many in-ring achievements, Young became a trainer for many female sports-entertainers, including WWE Hall of Famer The Fabulous Moolah.

Young was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2008.



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