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Mae Young

Title History

  • NWA Florida Women’s title defeating Cora Combs to become 1st champion (October 15, 1951);
  • California Women’s title defeating Lita Marez (December 22, 1966);
  • NWA United States Women’s title (July 1968);

Career Highlights

  • Mae Young was the female Gorgeous George in the 50s, complete with her own valet.
  • Mae Young and Moolah ran a wrestling school together before they made their comeback in 2000.
  • 2000: Mae Young was part of some of the WWF’s worst angles, including giving birth to a hand, and exposing her breasts on ppv.
  • Mae Young was Bubba Bombed off the RAW Stage through multiple tables by Bubba Ray Dudley!
  • ~~~Bubba didn’t want to do the stunt at first, but Mae slapped him accross the face and told him to treat her like one of the guys!
  • January 14, 2003 – RAW X: Mae Young wins the NETWORK DIFFICULTIES award for giving birth to a human hand.
  • June 15, 2003 – Bad Blood: Mae Young makes an appearance during the Redneck Triathalon Pie Eating Contest.
  • June 16, 2003 – RAW: Eric Bischoff forces Mae Young into a match with Test, who drills Mae in the middle of the ring!
  • September 15, 2003 – RAW: Mae Young appears on RAW next to Fabulous Moolah celebrating Moolah’s 80th Birthday!
  • Janaury 5, 2004 – RAW: Mae Young makes another embarrassing appearance, and is shown getting out of the shower.
  • September 23, 2004 – Smackdown!: Mae Young and Fabulous Moolah defeated Torrie Wilson and Dawn Marie in a “School Girl” match.
  • November 11, 2003 – Smackdown!: Mae Young appears in a special “Make Out With A Diva” Tough Enough segment.
  • March 5, 2005: Moolah and Mae Young defeayed The Bounty Hunters (managed by Gail Kim) in Conway, South Carolina.
  • October 3, 2005 – WWE Homecoming: Mae Young participated in a Legends Ceremony which included roughly 24 Legends.
  • ~~~Earlier in the show, Mae Young managed to get half-naked, resulting in Ted DiBiase offering her $3000 to put her shirt back on!
  • May 19, 2006 – World of Hurt Wrestling: Nick Bockwinkel, Mae Young and Fabulous Moolah were all there as guests//
  • October 9, 2006 – RAW: Lilian Garcia introduced special guests Fabulous Moolah and Mae Young (using a walker).
  • April 1, 2007 – WrestleMania 23: Moolah and Mae Young made a brief cameo during a backstage dance party started by Cryme Tyme.
  • June 11, 2007 – Vince McMahon Appreciation Night: Moolah and Mae Young appeared on their hands and knees and barked like dogs.
  • August 24, 2007 – SmackDown!: Mae Young was the surprise entrant in a special Summer Divas Bikini Contest.
  • August 26, 2007 – SummerSlam: Moolah and Mae Young appeared during a backstage sketch and Mae made out with Vince McMahon!
  • November 2, 2007: The Fabulous Moolah (Lillian Ellison) passed away at her home in Columbia, South Carolina at the age of 84..
  • December 10, 2007 – RAW 15th Anniversary: Mae Young appeared in a segment about all the Divas who slept with Mr. McMahon!
  • March 3, 2008 – RAW: They announced the next inductee into the Class of 2008 WWE Hall of Fame – (The Great) Johnnie Mae Young.
  • March 29, 2008 – WWE Hall of Fame: Pat Patterson inducted Mae Young into the WWE Hall of Fame in Orlando, Florida.
  • March 30, 2008 – WrestleMania 24: Howard Finkel introduced the WWE Hall of Fame Inductees Class of 2008 to the audience.
  • June 9, 2008 – RAW: Charlie Haas made a rare appearance on RAW, helping Vince McMahon give away $75,000..
  • ~~~Vince upped it to $100,000 if Haas kissed a Diva (Maria), then to $150,000 if he kissed another Diva (Mae Young!)
  • November 3, 2008 – RAW: Beth Phoenix‘s Team defeated Mickie James‘ Team in a HUGE 16-DIVA Tag Team Match.
  • ~~~Beth-Jillian-Katie-MaryseNatalyaVictoriaLayla-Lena beat Mickie-Candice-Kelly-Michelle-Brie-Eve-Tiffany-Mae Young
  • ~~~Mae Young got some forearms in on some of the heel girls before taking a scary fall backwards hitting her head on the ropes!
  • December 14, 2008 – Armageddon: The Great Khali did a Kiss-cam segment and ended up having to kiss Hall of Famer Mae Young!
  • December 19, 2008 – SmackDown!: Ranjin Singh said the Great Khali says that Mae Young has the most suculent lips in the WWE
  • April 5, 2009 – WrestleMania 25: Mae Young appeared as the special guest bell ringer for the 25-Diva Battle Royal.
  • October 23, 2009 – SmackDown!: Mae Young made a guest appearance and slapped WWE Women’s champion Michelle McCool!
  • February 15, 2010 – RAW: Mae Young participated in an embarrassing in-ring segment with RAW guest host Jerry Springer.
  • March 28, 2010 – WrestleMania 26: Mae Young had a brief cameo doing a comedy sketch with Santino Marella plugging Slim Jim!
  • November 15, 2010 – Old School RAW: Mae Young (w/The Bella Twins) called Michelle McCool and Layla El a couple of sluts and bitches!
  • ~~~Mae Young defeated WWE Diva’s champion(s) Lay-Cool (Michelle McCool and Layla) in a No-DQ Falls Count Anywhere Match.
  • ~~~All the other Divas came out and attacked Lay-Cool so Mae (being held up by the Bellas) could put her foot on them for the pin.
  • December 13, 2010 – The Slammy Awards: LayCool won the “Knuckhead Moment of the Year” Award for their conflict with Mae Young.
  • January 14, 2014 – Mae Young passed away from natural causes.

    Dave Meltzer wrote: Regarding Mae Young, among those in the know it is generally believed that her 1939 debut is a worked date, and the real date is most likely early 1941. No records can be found from before that date, and she herself on Raw said she was 17 when she debuted, which would have been around 1941. People who have wrestling magazines from the 1950s also note that the stories written about her then always listed her debut date as 1941. She is still an amazing woman.


Updated: February 4, 2024 @ 11:03 am

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Trained By

Mildred Burke




March 12, 1923


Sand Springs, Oklahoma




5' 4" (163 cm)


180 lbs (82 kg)

Finishing Move(s)

Favorite Move(s)

Bronco Buster

Notable Feuds

Eve Lee,
Millie Safford,
Carol Cook,
The Kat/Stacy Carter