Mae Young Passes Away
We are saddened to report that WWE Hall of Famer Mae Young has passed away, according to WWE.com.
Young was the oldest living professional wrestler in the world and is the only person in history to have documented matches in nine different decades. Her first match was in 1939 and her latest match was in 2010.
Vince McMahon has issued the following statement regarding her passing:
“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. On behalf of WWE, I extend our sincerest condolences to her family and friends. “
Here are some tweets from the wrestling world regarding Mae Young’s passing:
— Stephanie McMahon (@StephMcMahon) January 15, 2014
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) January 15, 2014
Johnnie Mae as I knew her was part of my wrestling family. She will be missed as much a anyone I've ever known! pic.twitter.com/4o8riZYkBk
— TheMarkHenry (@TheMarkHenry) January 15, 2014
RIP Mae Young. She was an absolute pleasure to have known, and truly was one of a kind. My sincere condolences go out to her family/friends.
— Howard Finkel (@howardfinkel) January 15, 2014
RIP Mae Young! What a tough incredible woman. Enjoyed being her friend and knowing one of original divas. She's now reunited with Moolah.
— John Layfield (@JCLayfield) January 15, 2014
Very sorry to hear of the passing of Mae Young.A truly tough and lovely lady.
— William Regal (@RealKingRegal) January 15, 2014