Mae Young

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Johnnie Mae Young
Ring name The Great Mae Young
Johnnie Mae Young
Mae Young
The Queen
height 160 cm
Fighting weight 82 kg
birth March 12, 1923
Sand Springs , Oklahoma
death January 14, 2014
Columbia , South Carolina
debut 1939
retirement 2014

Johnnie Mae Young (born March 12, 1923 in Sand Springs , Oklahoma , † January 14, 2014 in Columbia , South Carolina ) was an American wrestler .


Johnnie Mae Young made her wrestling debut in 1939. At the beginning of her career she mainly competed in WWWA and NWA Florida, where she was able to secure the NWA Florida Women's Title and was the first NWA United States Women's Champion. In 1999, Young joined the WWF. She was hardly active in the ring there and concentrated more on comedy segments with Fabulous Moolah . Mae Young managed this when she won the WWF Women's Title at No Mercy in 1999. Until Moolah's death in 2007, the two experienced women appeared again and again in more or less entertaining segments at WWF and WWE. At the 2007 RAW birthday show, Mae made her comeback for the WWE in the opening segment. In 2008 she became part of the WWE Hall of Fame. At the old school edition of Monday Night Raw on November 16, 2010, she had another appearance against LayCool, which she won.


Young was admitted to a hospice on December 30, 2013 for kidney failure . At this point she was already dependent on ventilation . On January 9, 2014, life support was discontinued. Young died five days later on her property in Columbia, South Carolina.

Titles and honors

  • NWA Florida Women's Title
  • NWA United States Women's Title
  • WWE Hall of Fame 2008
  • WWE Miss Rumble 2000

Web links

Commons : Johnnie Mae Young  - collection of images

Individual evidence

  1. Wrestling grandma died at the age of 90. In: Focus from January 15, 2014 (accessed January 15, 2014).