Johnnie Mae Young is an American professional wrestler. She wrestled across the United States and Canada and won several titles in the National Wrestling Union. Young is considered one of the pioneers of female wrestling as she made the sport more popular during the 1940s and during World War II. In 1954, she and Mildred Burke were among the first contenders to tour Japan in the post-war era. Beginning in 1999, Young had a culminating "second career" in the World Wrestling Federation. Young is part of the recurring comedy duo with his best friend The Fabulous Moolah during his WWE TV appearances. Young is also remembered for being over 80 on the TV show. In 2004, she was inducted into the Museum and the Museum of Professional Wrestling as part of their "Female Wrestling" category. On March 29, 2008, Young was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame. In 2017, the Mae Young Classic tournament was introduced by WWE in his memory.
|Born||Johnnie Mae Young, March 12, 1923, Sand Springs, Oklahoma, U.S.|
|Died||January 14, 2014, Columbia, South Carolina, U.S.|
|Resting place||Greenlawn Memorial Park, Columbia, South Carolina|
|Other names||Billie Young, The Great Mae Young, Madame X, Mae the Queen, Mrs. Stasiak, Marie Young|
Hall of Fame WWE wrestler who became the first pro wrestler to compete in nine different decades during a career that began before WW II.
In the 1940s, she teamed up with Mildred Burke [Wrestler], a female wrestler, to bring wrestling to Canada.
She frequently paired up with her buddy and longtime WWE wrestler The Fabulous Moolah [Wrestler] in the WWE.
Her four elder brothers taught her how to wrestle as she grew up.
Professional wrestlers from South Carolina. Professional wrestler from Oklahoma. Athlete from Tulsa, Oklahoma. The professional wrestling hall and the museum. Professional wrestling trainer. American professional wrestlers. Stampede Wrestling Alumni