Johnnie Mae Young is an American semi-retired professional wrestler and currently WWE Ambassador. She was a pioneer in Women's wrestling. She wrestled throughout the United States and Canada, and won multiple titles in the National Wrestling Alliance. Mae Young was an amateur wrestler on her high school's boys' wrestling team at the age of fifteen. In 1941, Young, along with Mildred Burke, opened up Canada for female wrestling. She fought under the nicknames of "The Queen" and "The Great Mae Young", but she used her real name for most of her matches. During the 1950s, she wrestled for Mildred Burke's World Women's Wrestling Association (WWWA). In 1951, she became the National Wrestling Alliance's (NWA) first Florida Women's Champion. Five years later in September 1956, she participated in the battle royal to determine the new NWA World Women's Champion.In 1968, she became the NWA's first United States Women's Champion. Young made her World Wrestling Federation (WWF) debut on the September 9, 1999 episode of SmackDown. She is a member of the Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame and the WWE Hall of Fame. Young holds the distinction of being the only professional wrestler to wrestle documented matches in nine different decades. Young is the oldest living member of the WWE Hall of Fame.
There are some pairing on screen that shout instant chemistry like when the defiant Stone Cold Steve Austin was the perfect opponent for Vince McMahons oppressive boss character. Shawn Michaels would never have been celebrated as an all-time great had it not been for his matches with Bret Hart and vice versa.However , there have been onscreen pairings that have baffled the WWE fans with their lack of chemistry Remember how Lita used to run around with Essa Rios before joining Team Xtreme?If you dont , that is not really your fault!This list takes a look at those onscreen partnerships in the WWE that reeked of - well, something quite opposite to awesomeness.
The Bleacher Report posted a video remembering the professional athletes that passed away this year. The Ultimate Warrior appears during the intro and again at the 2:07 mark. Mae Young is in the video at the 2:34 mark.
Unfortunately your browser does not support IFrames.- TMZ caught up with John Cena, who discussed Mae Young's passing. Cena noted that she was a "sweetheart" who was always ready to be a part of the show.
"I believe her career lasted eight decades...
Vince McMahon issues statement on Mae Young's passing
Vince McMahon issued the following statement about Mae Young, who passed away at the age of 90:
"There will never be another Mae Young. Her longevity in sports entertainment may never be matched, and I will forever be grateful for all of her cont...