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Skip to main content. In current times, staying in one vocation for 20 to 25 years seems like an eternity for most. Johnnie Mae Young began her professional career in Throughout the s, she blazed a path for future female grapplers everywhere; with World War II in its midst, many territories that didn't feature women's wrestling began to open up those doors, which were kicked down by Young and her contemporaries. She remained one of the most active and successful female Superstars throughout the next few decades. Young was the first U.
WWE Is Right To Not Memorialize The Fabulous Moolah
Born in as Johnnie Mae Young, she was the youngest of eight siblings. Mae lived through the great depression with a wrestling career that began in Never afraid to take a bump: 77 year old Mae Young takes a powerbomb off the entrance through a table, courtesy of Bubba Ray Dudley. Mae was well into her 70s at the time, and continued to make occasional WWE appearances from to before officially retiring.
While the name Lillian Ellison may not be well-known to sports-entertainment fans, her alter ego is one that will never be forgotten: The Fabulous Moolah. In the world of women's wrestling, there will always be one irrefutable legend that stands head and shoulders above the rest, and her name is Moolah. She was the longest reigning champion in the history of her chosen sport -- or any sport for that matter -- and she established a legacy that made her name synonymous with women's wrestling in a career that spanned over 50 years.