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WWE Hall of Famer Mae Young Has Died [Video]

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WWE Hall of Famer, Mae Young, has passed away at the age of 90.

Born in 1923, Young wrestled on her high school’s boys wrestling team before making her professional debut in 1939.

She would go on to perform in the ring an unprecedented eight decades.

In her career, she won the NWA Florida Women’s Championship, NWA United States Women’s Championship and NWA World Women’s Tag Team Championship.  She was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2008 in a class that also included “Nature Boy” Ric Flair, “High Chief” Peter Maivia, “Soulman” Rocky Johnson, Eddie Graham and Gordon Solie.

She also trained many in-ring performers including WWE Hall of Famer The Fabulous Moolah.

“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 contributions to the industry.”  – WWE Chairman & CEO Vince McMahon

 

Here is a tribute video from WWE:

 

Here is Bubba Ray Dudley putting Mae Young through a table:

 

WWE returns to Grand Rapids on Jan. 21 for WWE SmackDown Live at Van Andel Arena.

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