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Mae Young


Hall of Popularity WWE wrestler who became the initial pro wrestler to compete in 9 different decades throughout a profession that began before WW II. In the 1940s she teamed up with women’s wrestling superstar Mildred Burke in acquiring wrestling to Canada. In the WWE she frequently teamed up with her friend and another longtime wrestler, The Fabulous Moolah. She was raised understanding how to wrestle from her four old brothers. In the 1940s she and Mildred Burke caused the daddy of potential WWE superstars Bret Hart and Owen Hart.

Quick Facts

Full Name Mae Young
Date Of Birth March 12, 1923
Died January 14, 2014, Columbia, South Carolina, United States
Place Of Birth Sand Springs, OK
Height 1.63 m
Weight 82.1 kg
Profession Wrestler
Nationality American
Movies Outside the Ropes Presents: Glamour, Glitz & Divas: The Untold Story of Women's Wrestling
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1She grew up playing football, softball, and other sports, and had an interest in wrestling. In her teens, she was coached by 'Ed "Strangler' Lewis', a champion wrestler of the 1920s and '30s, who taught her a variety of holds and moves.
2Has now signed a short term contract with WWE along with Lillian 'Moolah' Ellison. [August 2005]
3WWE Hall of Famer.
4Inducted into the Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2004.
5Was once power-bombed off the WWE RAW stage through multiple tables by Bubba Ray Dudley. At first, Bubba didn't want to do the stunt because he was afraid of injuring a woman of Mae's age, but Mae slapped him across the face and told him to treat her like one of the guys.
6She was the female Gorgeous George in the 1950s, complete with her own valet.
7Mae and Moolah ran a wrestling school together before they made their comeback in 2000.
8Ranked #4 among the 50 Greatest Women Wrestlers of All-Time (Pro Wrestling Illustrated Presents The Women of Wrestling Vol. 1, #1)
9Never seen outside the company of Lillian Ellison (The Fabulous Moolah)
10Is the oldest wrestler on the WWF roster, followed by the Fabulous Moolah and Vince McMahon.
11Professional wrestler
12In 2000 set a world record by wrestling in at least one professional wrestling match for 7 consecutive decades



Law & Order: Criminal Intent2003TV SeriesMs. Edwards
No Way Out2000TV MovieMae Young



Circle of Champions the History of Woman's Pro Wrestling2017Documentary in memory of pre-production
The Unreal Story of Professional Wrestling1999TV Movie documentary special thanks



The History of WWE: 50 Years of Sports Entertainment2013Video documentaryHerself
WWE Raw1999-2012TV SeriesMae Young
WWE Smackdown!1999-2012TV SeriesMae Young
WWE Hall of Fame 20122012TV SpecialHerself
WrestleMania XXVII2011TV SpecialMae Young
The 25th Anniversary of WrestleMania2009TV SpecialMae Young
WWE Armageddon2008TV SpecialMae Young
WrestleMania XXIV2008TV SpecialMae Young
WWE Hall of Fame 20082008TV SpecialHerself
WWE Royal Rumble2008TV SpecialHerself - Wrestlemania 24 Promo
Summerslam2007TV SpecialMae Young
WWE Draft Special2007TV SpecialMae Young
WrestleMania 222006TV SpecialMae Young
WWE Hall of Fame 20062006TV SpecialHerself
WWE New Year's Revolution2006TV SpecialMae Young
WrestleMania 212005TV SpecialMae Young
Late Night with Conan O'Brien2005TV SeriesHerself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2004TV SeriesHerself
Lipstick & Dynamite, Piss & Vinegar: The First Ladies of Wrestling2004TV Movie documentaryHerself, Girl Wrestler 1940-Present
WrestleMania XX2004TV SpecialMae Young
WWE Bad Blood2003TV SpecialMae Young
WWE Divas: Undressed2002TV Special documentaryHerself
WWF Insurrextion2000TV SpecialMae Young
WrestleMania 20002000TV SpecialMae Young
WWE Sunday Night Heat1999-2000TV SeriesMae Young
Royal Rumble2000TV SpecialMae Young
The Unreal Story of Professional Wrestling1999TV Movie documentaryHerself
WWF Armageddon1999TV SpecialMae Young
Survivor Series1999TV SpecialMae Young
The Daily Show1999TV SeriesHerself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

Straight Outta Dudleyville: The Legacy of the Dudley Boyz2016DocumentaryHerself
WWE Raw2014TV SeriesMae Young
WWE Smackdown!2014TV SeriesMae Young
The Top 100 Moments in Raw History2012VideoMae Young
Attitude Era2012VideoMae Young
WWE: OMG! - The Top 50 Incidents in WWE History2011VideoMae Young
WWE: The Best of SmackDown - 10th Anniversary 1999-20092009VideoMae Young
WWE Summerslam: The Complete Anthology, Vol. 42008Mae Young
The American Dream: The Dusty Rhodes Story2006VideoMae Young
WWE WrestleMania: The Complete Anthology, Vol. 42005VideoMae Young
WWE: Raw Tenth Anniversary2003VideoMae Young
WWF: Funniest Moments2002VideoMae Young
Divas: Postcard from the Caribbean2000VideoMae Young

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1Truth about it is, I wrestled dirty and I was a tough son of a gun. Anyone can wrestle clean, but it's the heel that steals the show. Always been a heel and I wouldn't be anything else.

1Trademark move: Bronco Buster

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