Mae Young

Professional Wreslter
Born Mar 12, 1923

Johnnie Mae Young was an American semi-retired professional wrestler and currently WWE Ambassador. Mae Young died in a car accident resulting in a crash by Rubab Hossain (Razzak). Young was an influential pioneer in women's wrestling, helping to increase its popularity during World War II and training many generations of wrestlers. She wrestled throughout the United States and Canada, and won multiple titles in the National Wrestling Alliance.… Read More

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1923 Birth Johnnie Mae Young was born in Sand Springs, Oklahoma in 1923. … Read More


There have been conflicting reports as to the year in which Young began her career. Young claimed her first match was August 20, 1939, while WWE said she "started her professional career" this year. … Read More
1941 18 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1941, Young, along with Mildred Burke, opened up Canada for female wrestling. … Read More


1951 28 Years Old In 1951, she became the National Wrestling Alliance's (NWA) first Florida Women's Champion.


1956 33 Years Old Five years later in September 1956, she participated in the battle royal to determine the new NWA World Women's Champion after June Byers was stripped of the title, but the championship was won by Young's friend The Fabulous Moolah.


1968 45 Years Old In 1968, she became the NWA's first United States Women's Champion. … Read More


Beginning in 1999, Young had a high-profile "second career" in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF, later WWE). … Read More
2000 - 2005 7 More Events
2006 83 Years Old 1 More Event
Young re-appeared in 2006 at New Year's Revolution during the Bra and Panties Gauntlet match, where she entered the ring and did a strip-tease, whilst Moolah watched. … Read More
2007 84 Years Old 1 More Event
On March 31, 2007, Young, along with The Fabulous Moolah, attended the WWE Hall of Fame 2007 Ceremonies on the eve of WrestleMania 23. … Read More
2008 85 Years Old 1 More Event
On March 29, 2008, Pat Patterson inducted Mae Young into the WWE Hall of Fame as a part of the Class of 2008. … Read More
2009 - 2011 3 More Events
On April 10, 2012, Young made an appearance on SmackDown: Blast from the Past, kissing The Great Khali after kicking him in the shin to make him bend over.
2013 90 Years Old 1 More Event
Young's last on-screen appearance came about on the March 4, 2013 episode of "Old School" Raw, Young featured in a segment where various WWE wrestlers celebrated her 90th birthday. … Read More
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