The following is an excerpt from a new Jim Ross blog where he posts his thoughts and memories of the late Mae Young:
“Thanks for stopping by on such a melancholy day. Please proceed as I remember the late, Mae Young.
Johnnie Mae Young was born in born in Sand Springs, Oklahoma on March 12, 1923 and she passed away at the age of 90 on January 14, 2014.
To say that Mae was a pioneer might be an understatement. She always defied the odds and the societal stereotyping that many women could not escape.
To think that a 15 year old high school student would be so bold as to travel to downtown Tulsa from the Sand Springs suburb that she lived to challenge the best women’s wrestler in the world to a legit, wrestling match is incredible.
It was, at worst, ‘great.’
That’s the day that the “The Great” Mae Young found her true calling in life.
Check out the complete blog online at JRsBarBQ.com.
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