WWE Salutes Mae Young on Her 90th Birthday

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Happiest of birthdays goes out to Mae Young today, who celebrates her landmark 90th birthday and in a very classy move, the WWE icon — who holds the distinction for being the oldest living WWE Hall of Famer — has been celebrated by WWE to mark the occasion.

In a WWE.com article, Mae shows off her Hall of Fame ring whilst some of her classic memories are reminisced upon such as her friendship with The Fabulous Moolah, an appearance on Conan O’Brian’s talk show, and yes, they couldn’t forget about her giving birth to a hand.

During World War II, most men were enlisted into the army, “so women — along with, believe it or not, bears and midgets” were the top sports entertainment attractions, and it was from this time that Mae’s career truly kicked off. During this time, Mae became the first woman to wrestle professionally in Canada, where she faced none other than Hall of Famer, Stu Hart, in an intergender contest. The winner of the contest isn’t revealed, yet after her 2010 tirade against LayCool, our bets are on Mae!

WWE recently presented Mae with a replica Divas Championship and described her as “forever” the Divas Champion.

WWE CEO Stephanie McMahon also tweeted her congratulations to the 90-year-old. She wrote: “Happy Bday to the One and Only, Great Mae Young!!!”

“Mae is a pioneer for women in any industry. She is the toughest person I know.”

 

Here’s to 91! Happy birthday, Mae!

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  • http://twitter.com/rodneyclint rodneyclint

    90?! That’s great! What an age to reach!

    • magicmike191

      I hope she gets up to my great grandmas age of 102 years

  • http://twitter.com/RyanRoman0 Ryan

    Congrats! The one and only Mar Young! This woman is a legend! From the stunts she pulled with the Dudley Boyz, to her craziness with Moolah and Ivory, to some foul play from Raw 2003, Mae Young in my eyes is a former women’s champion :)

    I heard her hall of fame speech and watched the lipstick and dynamite video.. She wrestled bears and midgets… Women being the lowest form of entertainment. She’s awesome and I know all the fans respect and love Mae OOOOLD!! I mean, Young!!

  • Kitten16x

    <3 It's always refreshing the rare occasions you get to see heartwarming/heartfelt stories like this, as apposed to the tragic ones we are use to with wrestling. With people barely making It out of their 30's and Into their 40's.

  • jonboi

    happy birthday mae 90 years young. God bless you & keep you here so you get that match with steph

    CAN I GET AN AMEN!!!!

    • http://twitter.com/RyanRoman0 Ryan

      AMEN!!

    • numero47

      AMEN!!!!

    • https://twitter.com/Oliver_James611 OJ Von Erich

      AMEN!

  • Raekon

    Lots of love and mad respect towards one of the toughest women ever! :)
    Huge congratulations and lots of health!

  • k2evecrew

    I love her she’s such a sweetheart , happy bday Mae young !

  • shannymac

    Ninety years of being one of the toughest and most entertaining people to ever grace a wrestling ring. Here’s to yet another tribute in ten years time!

  • http://cmpunkscrazychick.tumblr.com xoxoRKOxoxo

    I love Mae Young, that is the only time I like the funny stories with the Divas, Mae is gonna be oldest person alive, she is just awesome! Every Diva fan loves Mae, I hope she lives to 100, I want to see her take on Stephanie lol!!!

  • aldo

    I love Mae, she always appear and make things funny. For example calling Laycool “sl*ts” or when she challenged Eve for the Divas Title.

    • puppies

      Lmao Eve challenging Mae for the title was a highlight of last year. Oh, the laughs I had.

  • https://twitter.com/Oliver_James611 OJ Von Erich

    GOD BLESS MAE YOUNG! <3

  • LaylaElFan

    Happy birthday and congratulations on reaching the BIG age!