Mae Young
American professional wreslter
Mae Young
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.
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What Might Make Young People Practice Safe Sex? Lottery Tickets!
NPR - almost 2 years
Researchers working in Lesotho found that offering lottery tickets to volunteers who test negative for sexually transmitted infections is a powerful motivator for safe sex. » E-Mail This
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Mae Young, Unladylike Wrestler Who Loved to Be Hated, Dies at 90
NYTimes - about 3 years
Ms. Young, who pulled hair and took cheap shots, was a Hall of Famer who rose to prominence in the 1940s and fought her last round in 2010.     
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Pioneering female pro wrestler Johnnie Mae Young dies at 90
Reuters.com - about 3 years
(Reuters) - Johnnie Mae Young, a pioneering female wrestler and World Wrestling Entertainment Hall of Fame member whose career spanned eight decades, died on Tuesday, the organization said.
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TNA Impact results and reactions from last night (Aug. 23): He's back, brothers!
Cageside Seats - over 4 years
The latest live episode of TNA Impact aired last night (Aug. 23, 2012) on Spike TV and there were some major happenings, mostly relating to the clash between the TNA roster and Aces and Eights. It was also Open Fight Night and Gut Check, so quite a few things went down. Let's get to the nitty-gritty. The ending to this show was a bit strange. Aces and Eights came out to brawl with the TNA roster, then they got the hell beat out of them. Then, out came more and more members, which eventually overwhelmed the three (RVD, Austin Aries, and Jeff Hardy) men in the ring. After, Aces and Eights all hit their motorcycles and bolted, with some members left backstage brawling with the TNA roster. After digesting it, it seems like an interesting play. You wonder what happened to those left behind and what Aces and Eights will have up their sleeve next. Not the prettiest move, but it keeps things rolling. To summarize, most of the show involved Aces and Eights. The opening had tw ...
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WWE Raw 1000: List of names reportedly confirmed to appear on the show
Cageside Seats - over 4 years
WWE color commentator Jerry Lawler told us there is a list of almost 30 names confirmed to return at tonight's (July 23, 2012) 1,000th episode of Monday Night Raw. We know a short version of the list thanks to advertisements from the company itself. D-Generation X is confirmed to return, though the ads make it seem as though the group will only consist of Triple H and Shawn Michaels. However, Billy Gunn, Road Dogg and X-Pac are all reportedly going to be there tonight, so we could get a much bigger reunion. Sorry, no Chyna. Unless Sergio decides to break out his drag uniform and hop a flight to St. Louis. The Rock announced he would make his big return and reiterated his claim that he would be going after the WWE championship. Who knows how that will play out with John Cena challenging CM Punk for the title in the main event. "The Great One" is expected to get his own segment. Brock Lesnar is also coming back to answer Triple H's Summerslam challenge. He'll be featur ...
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Study: Exposure to Pets Can Make Young Children Healthier
Yahoo News - over 4 years
A new study published online Monday from the journal Pediatrics found that children who had pets as part of their environment during the first year of their lives were on average healthier than children who did not have exposure to pets. The study specifically looked at the impact that the presence of cats and dogs had on the children, and found that when a pet was present during the child's first year, the child on average suffered fewer ear infections and colds, among other health benefits.
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Sacramento sailor recounts whale's jump that ended his trip around world
The Sacramento Bee - over 4 years
On the night of June 12, a sleek gray whale jumped more than 12 feet out of the water off Baja and smashed into a 50-foot sailboat heading toward Northern California. Max Young, home since late Friday from his perilous journey, talks Sunday about his sailboat's losing encounter with a gray whale and other adventures he encountered during 12 years aboard his 50-foot sailboat, Reflections. Max Young Max Young holds a world map detailing the route he took in nearly sailing around the planet. His voyage, which at times included family and other crew members, ended June 12 off Baja California.
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Northern Calif. man rescued after his sailboat sank after collision with whale tells of ordeal
Fox News - over 4 years
A Northern California man whose sailboat sank off of western Mexico after a collision with a whale said Sunday that the impact was so powerful that the stern of the 22-ton vessel was lifted out of the water. Max Young returned home to Sacramento on Friday, 10 days after the breaching whale slammed onto the bow of his 50-foot boat during a solo voyage. Young, 67, was on the final leg of a journey from the East Coast to Emeryville, Calif., when the 55-foot-long whale hit the boat just after dark on June 12. "The head of that whale would have had to have cleared at least 12 feet (from the water) before he came down on the boat," Young told The Associated Press on Sunday. "I could see its head. It must have been a young whale because he only had a few barnacles." Young was not hurt in the collision, but the steep angle of the boat sent him sliding down the deck toward a pile of sea bags. He said he was only about 10 feet away from ...
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Northern California man rescued from sinking sailboat spending Father's Day on a freighter
Fox News - over 4 years
A Northern California man who was rescued from his sinking sailboat off the coast of Mexico is spending Father's Day on a freighter bound for Panama, but his wife hopes to see him in time for their 23rd wedding anniversary. Max Young, of Sacramento, was sailing alone late Tuesday about 40 miles west of La Playa, Mexico, when his 50-foot boat was hit by a whale, lost its steering and started taking on water, Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Pamela Boehland said. The impact from the collision knocked out the sailboat's steering, Boehland said. Young's wife, Debra Young, who has been able to talk to her husband while he's on board the merchant ship as it makes its way to Panama, said he's not expected to make it back to Sacramento until Monday or Tuesday of next week, a day or two after their anniversary. "I'm looking forward to him being home," she told The Associated Press on Sunday. "If he's not here (by their anniversary) ...
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Whale ruins Natomas man's round-the-world sail
The Sacramento Bee - over 4 years
A Natomas man's 12-year sail around the world was sunk about 900 miles from his final port when a whale crushed a hole in his boat off the Mexican coast. Max Young's boat. Max Young
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Area Candidates Jumping Off The Missouri Statehouse Ballot
Ballwin-Ellisville Patch - almost 5 years
There’s one less Democratic candidate in the race for the 1st Senatorial District, which encompasses a sizable portion of south St. Louis County. Michael Vogt, an Affton resident who served four terms in the Missouri House, withdrew his candidacy earlier this week. Vogt, an attorney, raised only $100 during the past fundraising quarter, a far cry from either Rep. Scott Sifton (D-Affton) or former state Rep. Sue Schoemehl (D-Oakville). Whoever wins the primary between Sifton and Schoemehl will face incumbent state Sen. Jim Lembke (R-Lemay). While the redistricted 1stDistrict is more Democratic, Lembke does have a sizable campaign war chest. That could come in handy, especially since his first bid for the state Senate was one of the more expensive contests in recent memory. Other candidates that have withdrawn recently from state legislative races include Ed Rowles, a Chesterfield Republican who had previously challenged incumbent state Rep. Don Gosen (R-Chesterfield) in the 101 ...
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Patients Honor Dr. Hae-Young Aaron Song for Compassion
Yahoo News - almost 5 years
Dr. Hae-Young Aaron Song of Yorba Linda, CA is ranked among the top physicians in the nation based on patient reviews.
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WWE SmackDown Results (4/10)
Wrestling News Source - almost 5 years
Welcome to a special live edition of Super Smackdown and we are coming to you this week from Hampton, Virginia Lilian Garcia introduces Mean Gene Okerlund and he welcomes everyone to Super Smackdown “Blast From The Past” and he introduces Sheamus.  Sheamus says honour is a very important word and when u represent WWE as World Heavyweight Champion and there’s a code of honour you have to adhere to and last week he didn’t do that. The referee made a bad call and he let his emotions get the better of him and he wants to apologize to referee Chad Patton. John Laurinaitis comes out. Laurinaitis rolls footage of the match from last week between Sheamus and Alberto Del Rio. Laurinaitis asks who Sheamus thinks he is and is going to take action and wants Sheamus to apologize to referee Chad Patton. Sheamus apologizes again and Laurinaitis demands Sheamus apologizes to all the WWE referees and Sheamus again apologizes to all the WWE officials. Laurinaitis then says it’s time to apologize to the w ...
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Martha Graham Made Young Again
Wall Street Journal - almost 5 years
The Martha Graham Dance Company's latest season at the Joyce Theater celebrated the troupe's 85th anniversary with an emphasis on youth.
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'Step By Step': Remembering the TGIF mainstay, and its increasingly attractive ... - Entertainment Weekly
Google News - over 5 years
And Brendan (Josh Byrne) transformed from a precocious little boy to… a precocious little girl named Lilly (Emily Mae Young)? Wait, seriously, where did the disappearing Brendan go?! But before we go searching the Lambert-Fosters' basement for a poor,
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9 Greatest Female Pro Wrestlers - Total Pro Sports (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
(At this point, I should give an honorable mention to Mae Young, another early star of female pro wrestling. If this were a list of great pioneers of women's wrestling, she'd be at the top. However, Mae was always second-fiddle to other wrestlers
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MIKE MOONEYHAM: Hardys need wakeup call - Charleston Post Courier
Google News - over 5 years
Christanello had lived on Moolah's estate, along with Mae Young and Diamond Lil (Katie Glass), for a number of years. But when Moolah's house was put up for sale, Christanello moved to Pittsburgh to live with her brother. Green, who says she touched
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Mae Young
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2014
    Age 90
    The Charleston Post & Courier erroneously reported that she had died on January 9, 2014.
    More Details Hide Details Young's death was announced by the WWE on the morning of January 14 after having died at her home in Columbia, South Carolina. On January 16, Total Nonstop Action Wrestling dedicated their live Genesis episode of Impact Wrestling to the memory of Young. On January 17, SmackDown was also dedicated to her memory. Two weeks later, Shine 16 dedicated to her 10 bell salutes. Young's remains were interred at Greenlawn Memorial Park in Columbia, South Carolina, possibly in the family graveplot shared with her longtime friend Lillian "The Fabulous Moolah" Ellison.
  • 2013
    Age 89
    On December 31, 2013, it was reported that Young had been hospitalized.
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    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.
    More Details Hide Details Later backstage, WWE Chairman Vince McMahon and WWE executive Triple H presented Young with a personally monogrammed Divas Championship belt. In 1991, Young quit the wrestling business and moved to California to become a Christian evangelist and take care of her mother, who was sick. She later renounced her evangelist lifestyle. In 1991, she moved in with The Fabulous Moolah and Katie Glass in a house in Columbia, South Carolina, an arrangement which lasted until Moolah's death in November 2007.
  • 2012
    Age 88
    On the December 31, 2012 edition of Raw, Mae Young was warming up for her match with then-Divas Champion Eve Torres and began experiencing stomach cramps.
    More Details Hide Details It was determined that she was once again pregnant. Later in the broadcast, Young gave birth to "Baby New Year," played by Hornswoggle.
    On September 24, 2012 on Raw, Young took part in one of Kane and Daniel Bryan's "Anger Management" skits.
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    Young also made a backstage cameo at Raw 1000 on July 23, 2012 when AJ Lee was getting ready for her wedding with Daniel Bryan.
    More Details Hide Details During the appearance, she was escorted by a man dressed in a giant hand costume; the man claimed to be Young's "son" who was born at the conclusion of the 2000 Mark Henry storyline.
    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.
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  • 2011
    Age 87
    Young appeared at WrestleMania XXVII, in a backstage segment with Dwayne Johnson and Eve Torres. During the May 2, 2011 edition of Raw Young was a "birthday gift" from Vickie Guerrero and Dolph Ziggler to The Rock.
    More Details Hide Details After Ziggler and Guerrero laughed at The Rock, The Rock responded by kissing Young.
  • 2010
    Age 86
    On the November 15, 2010 "Old School" edition of Raw, Young wrestled and won a Falls Count Anywhere handicap match against LayCool, thus becoming the first person ever to wrestle over the age of 80 and also the first person to wrestle in nine different decades.
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  • 2009
    Age 85
    On April 5, 2009, Young was the special guest time keeper for the 25 Diva Battle Royal at WrestleMania XXV.
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  • 2008
    Age 84
    In 2008, she made an appearance at WWE Armageddon in the "Santa's little helper" diva match, kissing The Great Khali after the match's conclusion.
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    On March 29, 2008, Pat Patterson inducted Mae Young into the WWE Hall of Fame as a part of the Class of 2008.
    More Details Hide Details Young was on the 800th episode of Raw where she competed with the current divas in a 16-Diva tag match. Young was later pinned in the match by Beth Phoenix, costing her team the win.
  • 2007
    Age 83
    Her last WWE appearance with Moolah before her death was at SummerSlam in August 2007, in a backstage segment with Vince McMahon and Raw General Manager William Regal, two months prior to Moolah's death.
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    On March 31, 2007, Young, along with The Fabulous Moolah, attended the WWE Hall of Fame 2007 Ceremonies on the eve of WrestleMania 23.
    More Details Hide Details At WrestleMania 23, she appeared dancing backstage with several other WWE superstars of the past and present. Mae and Moolah appeared at the 2007 WWE Draft on June 11. Young also made a special appearance on WWE SmackDown! on August 24 winning a bikini competition.
  • 2006
    Age 82
    Mae made an appearance at WrestleMania 22 in April 2006 in a backstage segment with Snitsky, in which he "fondled" her feet.
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    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.
    More Details Hide Details She was attacked by Victoria as she left the ring, which led to Moolah and Mae removing Victoria's top, which helped Ashley Massaro.
  • 2005
    Age 81
    Young, along with several other lady wrestlers of her era, starred in a 2005 documentary about their 1950s heyday.
    More Details Hide Details Moolah and Young appeared on Late Night with Conan O'Brien to promote the film.
  • 2004
    Age 80
    Also in 2004, she was inducted into the Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame.
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    In 2004, Young and The Fabulous Moolah were invited to tour, as guests of honor, with the WWE's modern stars as part of that organization's fortieth anniversary.
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  • 2003
    Age 79
    In 2003, Young made an appearance at Bad Blood, where she stripped in the ring and performed a bronco buster on Eric Bischoff.
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  • 2002
    Age 78
    On the July 29, 2002 edition of Raw, Young returned with longtime friend The Fabulous Moolah to promote Moolah's new book: "The Fabulous Moolah: First Goddess of the Squared Circle" until being interrupted by general manager Eric Bischoff and 3-Minute Warning. 3-Minute Warning then destroyed Young by performing a scoop slam and top rope splash.
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  • 2000
    Age 76
    Also in 2000, Young began a storyline where she dated WWF superstar Mark Henry, including an announcement that Young was pregnant.
    More Details Hide Details During this storyline, The Dudley Boyz, specifically Bubba Ray Dudley, performed a powerbomb on Young through a table twice in consecutive episodes of Raw - the first being in the ring and the second, in which Young was originally bound to a wheelchair, being off the entryway stage as what has been described as the most famous or notorious powerbomb in WWE history. Young was 77 years of age at the time, but expressed enthusiasm for the stunt. Her "child" was eventually delivered and found to be nothing more than a bloody rubber hand.
    At the age of seventy-six, she was named the WWF's "Miss Royal Rumble 2000" at the Royal Rumble by winning a bikini contest.
    More Details Hide Details Young appeared to remove her top during this pay-per-view show, which aired from Madison Square Garden. Young, however, was wearing a prosthesis and was not actually exposing herself.
  • 1999
    Age 75
    Young managed Moolah during Moolah's WWF Women's Title victory over Ivory at the No Mercy pay-per-view in October 1999.
    More Details Hide Details Young and Moolah both competed at Survivor Series with Debra and Tori against Ivory, Jacqueline, Terri Runnels, and Luna.
    Young made her World Wrestling Federation (WWF) debut on the September 9, 1999 episode of SmackDown!, seated at ringside with The Fabulous Moolah.
    More Details Hide Details Jeff Jarrett invited Moolah into the ring and smashed a guitar over her head. When Young tried to help Moolah out, Jarrett put Young into the figure four leglock. After this appearance, Young and Moolah began appearing regularly on WWF televised shows. On the September 27 edition of Monday Night Raw Young and Moolah defeated then WWF Women's Champion Ivory in a Handicapped Evening Gown match, where Young got stripped to her bra and underpants.
    Beginning in 1999, Young had a high-profile "second career" in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF, later WWE).
    More Details Hide Details Young was part of a recurring comedic duo with best friend The Fabulous Moolah in appearances on WWE televised events. She is a member of the Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame and the WWE Hall of Fame.
  • FORTIES
  • 1968
    Age 44
    In 1968, she became the NWA's first United States Women's Champion.
    More Details Hide Details As an instructor, her students included Ric "The Equalizer" Drasin and The Fabulous Moolah.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1956
    Age 32
    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.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1951
    Age 27
    In 1951, she became the National Wrestling Alliance's (NWA) first Florida Women's Champion.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1941
    Age 17
    She was wrestling in Memphis, Tennessee on December 7, 1941, the day that Pearl Harbor was bombed by the Japanese, which led to the United States entering World War II.
    More Details Hide Details During the war, Young helped women take advantage of the fact that the men were fighting overseas by expanding their role in the sport. 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 1954, Young and Burke were some of the first females to tour Japan after the war.
    In 1941, Young, along with Mildred Burke, opened up Canada for female wrestling.
    More Details Hide Details In Canada, they worked for Stu Hart.
  • 1939
    Age 15
    While she always claimed to have started in 1939, at 16, historians researching have been unable to find any records of her wrestling prior to 1941, when she turned 18 and went on tour with Billy Wolfe’s troupe."
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    According to Dave Meltzer of The Wrestling Observer, historians have been unable to find any records that she began in 1939 and that her first match was most likely in 1941.
    More Details Hide Details Meltzer wrote, "In reality, Young is believed to have competed in seven decades, matching the record held by Lou Thesz. You really couldn’t call her 2010 match anything resembling a pro wrestling match, even giving as much leeway as possible.
    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.
    More Details Hide Details However, Young also once said her first match was March 22, 1940.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1923
    Born
    Johnnie Mae Young was born in Sand Springs, Oklahoma in 1923.
    More Details Hide Details She was an amateur wrestler on her high school's boys' wrestling team at the age of fifteen. Her brothers Fred, Eugen, Lawarence, and Everett taught her to wrestle and helped her join the team. She was the youngest of eight children (one died at birth). Her mother Lilly Mae Young was a single mother (her partner left to find work and never returned) living during the Great Depression. Young's oldest sister Inie was severely disabled by whooping cough at a very young age. Young also played softball with Tulsa's national championship team. While still in high school, Young went to a professional wrestling show and challenged then-champion Mildred Burke when she visited Tulsa to wrestle Gladys Gillem. Because the promoters told her she could not wrestle the champion, she wrestled Gillem in a shoot fight, beating her within seconds. After the fight, promoter Billy Wolfe wanted Young to become a professional wrestler. She left home two years later to wrestle professionally.
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