Talk:Mae Young

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Height & Weight[edit]

I read that mae's height and weight is 5'4 and 180 lbs. See Ric Drasin. Should we add it? Lee 20:55, 11 December 2007 (UTC)

Joe ferst (talk) 21:20, 7 March 2008 (UTC)

I know for a fact that She I taller then 5'4", she is taller then me and I am 5'10, she is at least 5'11, I know this coz she is my aunt and I huge her all the time, but she is about 180 or 190 pounds, I am 185 and she is a little heavier then me so I would say 190. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Dcamp882 (talkcontribs) 11:34, 14 February 2009 (UTC)


i met her in 2000 on the wwf fan access and i was roughly 2/3 inches taller then her and i am 5 ft 7 inches, so im afraid you dont know how to measure yourself my friend. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 90.218.69.175 (talk) 03:02, 5 November 2009 (UTC) Died January 1st 2014 — Preceding unsigned comment added by 72.230.216.125 (talk) 23:54, 1 January 2014 (UTC)

Pathetic Article[edit]

There are literally 4 lines covering exactly 60 years of her career. Someone needs to sort this out and add information about the wrestling period between 1939-1999. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 138.251.229.70 (talk) 01:51, 6 March 2008 (UTC)

Do you know of any verifiable sources of information about those four decades? I suspect most people write about her recent WWE years because that's the period they have sources for. - Geoffg (talk) 05:52, 8 March 2008 (UTC)
During her acceptance speech at WWE Hall Of Fame 2008, Mae gave out some valuable insight into her startup and early years. This could be extracted and added. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 123torrent (talkcontribs) 18:25, 30 March 2008 (UTC)

I agree a very bad writtin artical at the least......[edit]

Why int there more?Joe ferst (talk) 21:20, 7 March 2008 (UTC)

Can someone please edit the part where it says that Moolah and Mae lived in Charlotte, NC? This is 100% incorrect. They lived in Columbia, SC. This is easily verified by checking Moolah's book among many other sources. The false fact is on Moolah's page as well when I last checked. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 72.89.144.97 (talk) 22:37, 29 July 2008 (UTC)

In the early 60's Johnny Mae did stop wresteling, she had bounced around for years but as her mom was getting old and still taking care of her oldest sister Inie(who was disabled since she was two because of hooping cough), she decided to move to california where the whole family had moved in the early 40's, all her brother and sister where there as well as her grandmother who passed away in the 1965 at the age of 112, so most of the family settled on or around San Lorenzo California, Johnny Mae, her mom and Inie and some times here sister Ines lived at 16132 Via Arriba Dr San Lorenzo Ca. In the 1980's was a decade of losses for Johnny Mae, she lost her 2nd to the oldest brother Eugen in December 1980, she lost Ines her sister the year before. In 1982 she lost her oldest sister at the age 82, Inie who had been disabled since 2 years old passed away in November 1982. In October of 1983 Johnny Mae's mom passed at age 99, 58 days short of her 100th birth day. In 1984 her eldest brother Brigamm died at 79, leaving her only her closest sibling Fred, Fred died in the summer of 1990. After every one had passed Johnny was the only one left, she had no kids and was not married, all she had was her niecess and nephews and there families, so she got a hold of her old friend Lil(Moolah), who she had trained, just like all the other great wrestelers men and woman, and moved out to Colombia SC. where they lived and Johnny Mae still live to this day. I know all this for a fact Coz she is my great aunt, and she help raise me when I was young, this is just a snipit of how great she is but also how great her mom was and her moms mom was, there are a lot off cool stories to tell just cant think of them all at once or whrite them down in one blog, but some one please update the fact on Johnny Mae Young, only 45% of what is sid on Wikipedia is right, if you have question just as me, I if I dont know I will ask my aunt —Preceding unsigned comment added by Dcamp882 (talkcontribs) 12:45, 14 February 2009 (UTC)

something to add[edit]

I know this is a fact and a nice little piece to add if someone re writes this article.

After that powerbomb through the table Bubba Ray gave mae young, when they got to the back Mae walked up and slapped Bubba right in the face in front of the whole locker room, and said if he ever took it easy on her, or anyone else for that matter, because she was an "old lady" she'd kick their ass in the middle of the ring.

Unfortunately we need a reliable source before adding that information. Besides, I'm not sure it would be notable anyway. ♥NiciVampireHeart♥ 18:19, 3 April 2008 (UTC)

Bad phrasing[edit]

"She is the only living female to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame."

Moolah and Sherri were both alive at the time of their inductions. It would make sense as "She is the only living female in the WWE Hall of Fame." —Preceding unsigned comment added by 69.142.62.209 (talk) 01:43, 25 October 2009 (UTC)

Legacy and importance re. WW2[edit]

Based on the information in this article - and I should like to commend those who have expanded it from its apparently parlous former state - it would appear that this lady's career is of immense importance to the history of professional wrestling. It's mentioned that she was significant in the promotion of ladies' professional wrestling during the Second World War (!), and given that most veterans of that conflict sadly no longer survive whereas she has appeared at major events in her business as recently as last night, I was wondering whether there are any other notable professional wrestlers who are known to have been active during that era who remain so today. If not, apart from her accomplishment as the only one known to have been active through nine (!!) separate decades, she would also possess the distinction, which will continue beyond her own life, of being the last active professional wrestler to have performed during that great conflict. This would certainly be a notable fact to include in this article, and so if anyone could shed any light, not only would I be grateful, but this article could be greatly improved by the inclusion of a fact that would elevate its status significantly. Lordrosemount (talk) 08:56, 4 April 2011 (UTC)

DATE OF BIRTH[edit]

This might be an oversight but you have two different date of births 12th may and 4th of may QueenAlexandria (talk) 03:51, 4 March 2013 (UTC)

I just noticed that too... — Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.251.141.70 (talk) 04:36, 5 March 2013 (UTC)

Incorrect information[edit]

The article states that the pregnancy angle was still going on when The Dudley Boyz powerbombed her through the tables. This is incorrect. The pregnancy angle had concluded the RAW before the first Dudley Boyz incident. The pregnancy angle ended on February 28, 2000, and the first time she was put through a table happened on March 6th, 2000.

Not the oldest[edit]

I find it funny how after 99-year-old wrestler Angelo Savoldi died, everyone immediately slapped the title of "oldest wrestler" onto Mae Young just because she was the oldest well-known wrester.

That little item of trivia can be deleted. After about a minute of research, I found a wrestler who's older than Mae Young and still living. His name is Dick Medrano, and he was born on November 10, 1921. He's not even in the List of Oldest Surviving Professional Wrestlers article.

I should point out that I'm not saying Dick Medrano is the oldest. Just that Mae Young is not. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 68.192.143.240 (talk) 01:52, 9 December 2013 (UTC)

Death?[edit]

She's been taken off life support but hasn't been announced dead, but the usual IP users seem to difer --Mjs1991 (talk) 05:42, 9 January 2014 (UTC)

I've seen reports that she has been taken off of life support, but nothing on her passing. I've requested protection until this settles down... It had been protected until just a few hours ago. Anything unsourced has to go.LM2000 (talk) 06:07, 9 January 2014 (UTC)
Just to correct an edit summary that I typed up rather quickly, when I said "taken off life support =/= dying" I meant "dead" in the place of "dying".LM2000 (talk) 06:41, 9 January 2014 (UTC)
WWE Hall Of Famer Mae Young Taken Off Life Support Earlier Tonight confirms the above statement. I've added {{current event}} which should be replaced with {{recent death}} once her death is confirmed. {{Recent death}} can be removed 2-3 days later when death-related editing subsides. davidwr/(talk)/(contribs) 06:09, 9 January 2014 (UTC)
another source to confirm she hasn't passed yet. I tried editing it in, but it wouldn't let me because some dumbass caused a conflict. [1] 24.231.78.74 (talk) 06:11, 9 January 2014 (UTC)
Um, was that name-calling really necessary? When a current event is happening, edit conflicts are just part of life. My comment above dated 6:09 9 January 2014 was caught in an edit conflict. davidwr/(talk)/(contribs) 06:21, 9 January 2014 (UTC)

yeah 24.231.78.74 (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 06:44, 9 January 2014 (UTC)

People, keep a calm and a level head about this. All the wrestling sites are reporting is what was posted on Twitter. There is no mention of death. Being taken off life support lots of times means death, but can't assume in this case. Mr. C.C.Hey yo!I didn't do it! 13:16, 9 January 2014 (UTC)

That source says nothing about her being placed under hospice care. So that needs to be revised. Mr. C.C.Hey yo!I didn't do it! 13:20, 9 January 2014 (UTC)
According to this article from The Post and Courier, she died "early Thursday morning at her Columbia home". –Randor1980 (talk) 14:37, 9 January 2014 (UTC)
Article is now dead and the author has said it was premature via twitter. CMAH (Connormah's Sock) 16:32, 9 January 2014 (UTC)
I was one of the editors putting in information about her death. I might have even been the "dumbass" that was in the edit conflict (thanks for that one! But we're not 10 year olds! WP:CIV). It had all the hallmark signs of being a true report. Apologies. --Connelly90[AlbaGuBràth] (talk) 10:21, 10 January 2014 (UTC)

Published false reports of her death and a reliable-source retraction[edit]

As of 11:39AM EST (16:39 UTC) January 9, 2014, Mae Young was presumably still alive. Source:

This should supercede any sourced dated before the date of this source which may have erroneously reported this person's death. davidwr/(talk)/(contribs) 16:52, 9 January 2014 (UTC)

Thanks. Was just going to add a note. CMAH (Connormah's Sock) 17:19, 9 January 2014 (UTC)
As this report and retraction has now become a news item of its own, I've added a section near the bottom related to this "event" in her life. davidwr/(talk)/(contribs) 17:31, 9 January 2014 (UTC)
I've removed the {{notice}} and replaced it with a hidden note for editors and those who try and edit the article. We don't need that kind of notice, in all caps, reporting previous errors. Readers of the article, who are the ones who mostly come here, don't need to know about that, editors do. Regards, — Moe Epsilon 21:05, 9 January 2014 (UTC)

Dead[edit]

Stephanie McMahon has tweeted about it: https://twitter.com/StephMcMahon/status/423297678479736832

Hitmonchan (talk) 03:40, 15 January 2014 (UTC)

WWE confirms it ([2]). However, I would like to wait 24 hours or until multiple mainstream news agencies report the death (whichever comes first) before removing protection in case this turns into a false alarm. davidwr/(talk)/(contribs) 04:19, 15 January 2014 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 15 January 2014[edit]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mae_Young#Death Her date of death is being listed as occuring in 2013, it should be 2014 Chameleongirl5 (talk) 05:04, 15 January 2014 (UTC)

Looks like it's already been done. —C.Fred (talk) 05:05, 15 January 2014 (UTC)

Suggestion![edit]

Her main photo is fine, but we could add a few for the rest of the page where she appears younger. Too much text can look a bit TL;DR. 78.148.84.113 (talk) 17:20, 15 January 2014 (UTC)

If someone's on here thinking TL;DR, then an encyclopaedia isn't what they're looking for, but I get you're point. I think the text in the article is set up well enough for people to find the information they're needing, but if you can find pictures from when she was younger (that can be used, keeping WP:IUP in mind) then I'll happily add them. --Connelly90[AlbaGuBràth] (talk) 17:33, 15 January 2014 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 18 January 2014[edit]

Did she not die Jan 9th and it was reported on the 14th via WWE? 86.137.96.113 (talk) 17:08, 18 January 2014 (UTC)

Not done She did not die on 9th according to this apology from the Post and Courier, who were the people who had initially reported her death, and then had to retract this and apologise. - Arjayay (talk) 18:09, 18 January 2014 (UTC)

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Mae Young and Alligator Clutch[edit]

Doing a search for Mae Young Kimber Lee Alligator Clutch brings up results about Mae Young passing down the Alligator Clutch (Double Leg Trap Rana) down to her to Abbey Laith's trainers and then to Abbey Laith (the former Kimber Lee) herself yet the move itself not listed on Mae Young's Wikipedia page. In Abbey Laith's WWE bio it says "Laith looks to use the Alligator Clutch, the same inescapable pin once utilized by the great Mae Young, to propel herself to victory in Young’s namesake event." which is interesting as Mae Young's WWE bio says nothing about Mae doing the Alligator Clutch. My question is whether the Alligator Clutch be added to Mae Young's Wikipedia article. - 2A02:C7D:C28:4B00:2048:A8F7:A2EB:C16A (talk) 01:46, 29 August 2017 (UTC)