Smith Hart remembers Mae Young
Jan 15, 2014 - by Steve Gerweck
The confirmed conclusion to the illustrious life of long reigning wrestling queen, the one and only Johnnie Mae Young delivers her well-entitled spirit from decreed earthly evil unto everlasting peace. Tenacious longevity aside Mae Young the pioneer breakout rookie, the heartthrob, the knockout diva, the (sports entertainer), the globe-trotting grappler, performer, the athlete, the star, celebrity, champion, thespian, villain and heroin leave her world-wide cult following little to mourn. I, however am disheartened not solely for my own somewhat selfish reasons but because Mae fully intended to share the celebration of her 100th birthday with the wrestling universe by performing before a typical huge Wrestlemania crowd. Now I shan’t see you in Amsterdam, CAC or at Wrestlemania 30, but an astounding 9 decade career-span that among other momentous honors and awards—was further bolstered by numerous satires where as a jaded insatiably depraved cougar—or was it sabre-tooth?–! Rather late in Mae’s career her character was reinvented by mostly Hollywood twinks hired as matchmakers, but unlike other players who fell by the wayside, Mae remained vital and went on to be inducted into 2 separate pro wrestling Halls of Fame. Now she has been reunited with The Fabulous Moolah and no doubt are conquering wrestling heaven already, with a halo replacing her trademark crown. From my perspective your perfected greatness shall be long remembered. God bless your “wicked” soul Mae Young.