WWE acknowledges the death of Mae Young

Jan 14, 2014 - 10:06 PM

WWE has posted a website statement on the death of Mae Young, who died on Tuesday. "WWE is greatly saddened by the news that WWE Hall of Famer Mae Young, beloved member of the WWE family and oldest living squared circle personality, has passed at the age of 90," the statement begins. "Johnnie Mae Young was truly one of the greatest female competitors to ever lace up a pair of boots. A proud competitor for three quarters of a century and valued part of WWE to her last day, Young truly blazed a path for future female grapplers beginning in the 1940s." You can read the full statement at

Powell's POV: WWE produced a nice tribute and there are videos and photos available as part of their piece, as well as a look at her overall career. For those who missed the news earlier, Young had been under hospice care at her home in South Carolina, and there were reports prior to her death that one of her kidneys was failing.

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