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In the world of professional wrestling, celebrities are kings. Whenever one shows up on Raw or SmackDown, the wrestlers just fawn over them, and the announcers gloat over their appearance. The fans for the most part are sick of seeing them. After all, they’re watching a show filled with talent who are celebrities in their own right. Why should they care about a B-movie star or someone from a cr*ppy reality TV show?
People watch wrestling to watch wrestling. That simple fact never seems to have fully registered in Vince McMahon’s mind. Because of that, we get weird dancing segments, singing competitions and plenty of celebrities. Unfortunately, besides the rare appearance of someone like Mike Tyson (who helped elevate Steve Austin), celebrities in professional wrestling are usually a bad mix. While there have been a lot of lame ones, some have been downright terrible. »
- Andrew Soucek
It’s a sad day in the world of wrestling. On Jan. 14, women’s wrestling pioneer Mae Young passed away at the age of 90. Now celebrities who were touched by her through their lives are speaking out and remembering the legend.
From Dwyane Johnson (Aka “The Rock”) to Triple H, some of the biggest names in wrestling have taken to Twitter to share what they loved about Mae Young, who professionally wrestled from the 1940s until 2013.
Celebs Remember Mae Young
“She’s a wrestling pioneer. I truly had deep affection & respect for “Aunty Mae” Young. Rip. #IMissUMae,” Dwayne wrote on Twitter, sharing an adorable photo (above).
The other big stars of WWE paid their respects with tweets:
#RIPTheOneandOnlyGreatMaeYoung Thank you for your example to my girls on how to get all you want out of life! #pioneer #legend #whatarun
— Triple H (@TripleH) January 15, 2014
Pretty crazy reading everyone’s tweets about »
- Emily Longeretta
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