Wednesday, January 15, 2014

WWE's Mae Young Tribute Video

Mae Young's passing last night marked the loss of one of the industry's giants. WWE recognized her massive influence with the above tribute video. The clip is a shade under three minutes in length, and it heavily highlights Young's time as a semi-active WWF/E personality, a time when she seemed more the target of laughs rather than a member of the chorus. However, as ingrained as she was in the business, she seemed not only to take it in stride, but revel in it. I guess to be a carny, you need to have the thickest skin, but at least her repayment was absolute adoration from everyone she met. Godspeed, Johnnie Mae Young.