In Memory Of Mae Young

The WWE Hall of Fame is full of tough, strong competitors who forever changed the face of sports-entertainment, but perhaps none more so than Mae Young. She opened many doors and, literally, many states as well as Canada to female wrestling. This legend became the first NWA U.S. Women’s Champion in 1968. And apart from being tough as nails, she competed across eight decades! Young passed away Tuesday night at age 90. She was an inspiration and true pioneer of sports-entertainment, and will be greatly missed. Thank you Mae!

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“Nunca habrá otra Mae Young. Su longevidad en los deportes de entretenimiento nunca puede ser igualado, y siempre estaré agradecido por todas sus contribuciones a la industria. En nombre de la WWE, extiendo nuestras más sinceras condolencias a su familia y amigos”, dijo Vince McMahon, presidente de la WWE, tras confirmarse la muerte de la luchadora.

Además es la única estrella de la lucha libre que puede jactarse de haber subido al ring durante nueve décadas diferentes (desde 1939 hasta 2010).

Descanse en paz. Mae Young “La Dama de la Lucha Libre”.

Last night, we lost one of the greatest female professional wrestlers ever. The true Queen of the Canvas, Mae Young. She was a highly influential pioneer and legend who paved the way for so many women in wrestling today. #ThankYouMae #RIP

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