Mae Young: Wrestling Pioneer
By: Legacy Staff
4 years ago
During a career that spanned eight decades, Johnnie Mae Young (1923 - 2014) won the adoration of fans and fellow wrestlers, and earned a spot in the Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame.
When news broke of her passing Jan. 14, 2014, condolences flooded the Internet from her legion of fans, as well as the generations of wrestlers she inspired and trained over the years.
But Young lives on through her legacy as a champion and role model, a legacy that will endure as long as men and women step into the ring to fight for fame and glory.
As she laid to rest near her friend and longtime wrestling partner, The Fabulous Moolah, we remember the Great Mae Young.
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