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Wrestling Legend Mae Young

NOT DEAD

... But Gravely Ill

1/9/2014 7:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

0108-mae-young-wweWWE Hall of Fame wrestler Mae Young is gravely ill ... BUT NOT DEAD ... this according to local reports.

Young -- the only wrestler to compete in NINE DIFFERENT DECADES (her first match in 1939; her last in 2010) -- was hospitalized and placed on life support in South Carolina last month.

The Post and Courier initially reported 90-year-old Young passed away, but later updated the story ... saying the wrestling legend is alive but very sick.

Mae and fellow pioneer female wrestler The Fabulous Moolah returned to the WWE back in 1999 -- when they were both in their 70s -- and were involved in numerous iconic moments like being powerbombed through a table by the Dudley Boyz ... and the birth of "hand."

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Jessi    

Mae Young had more talent in her prime than most of the current WWE roster. Tough woman.

287 days ago
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Your mom    

Omg I remember watching that hand episode as a kid. I swear I thought it was real I was scared for some reason lol back then I thought wrestling was real lol

287 days ago
18.

cowbulls    

Mae entertained millions of people over the years and the children loved her. That's a pretty good legacy.

287 days ago
19.

Vote2012    

Must be a really slow day in Hollywood for news....I never heard of her.

287 days ago
20.

alphamale8071    

Are you people blind? It says at the top if you open your eyes and read, it says and I quote "The Post and Courier initially reported 90-year-old Young passed away, but later updated the story ... saying the wrestling legend is alive but very sick.

That means SHE IS NOT DEAD

287 days ago
21.

verlinda    

Love you Mae, a true legend in the sport.....

287 days ago
22.

Lucille    

Um....they said that she's not DEAD but, gravely ILL!

287 days ago
23.

vin    

she's not dead you morons!

287 days ago
24.

Hellokittypink1    

Wow people are stupid I do hope she gets to feeling better. GET WELL SOON MAE YOUNG!!!

287 days ago
25.

Pandagurl82    

So sad :(

287 days ago
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