The superstars of the wrestling world have paid tribute to Mae Young after she passed away yesterday.

Johnnie 'Mae Young' passed away at home at the age of 90. She had been gravely ill for some time, and many of the wrestlers she helped to train and became friends with have been paying their respects on Twitter.

Stephanie McMahon was one of the first to respond to the news this morning, Tweeting: "#RIPTheOneandOnlyGreatMaeYoung A true pioneer and legend has passed tonight. Long live the memory of my friend and @WWE Hall of Famer."

Many others woke up to the news and have also tweeted.

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson Tweeted: "She's a wrestling pioneer. I truly had deep affection & respect for "Aunty Mae" Young. RIP. #IMissUMae"

COO Triple H Tweeted: "#RIPTheOneandOnlyGreatMaeYoung Thank you for your example to my girls on how to get all you want out of life! #pioneer #legend #whatarun"

Commentator Jim Ross Tweeted: "The legendary Johnnie Mae Young has passed. The Oklahoman lead an amazing life. Her mental/physical toughness is an inspiration to all. RIP"

Young was a pioneer of women's wrestling and many divas have also tweeted about their loss.

Natalya wrote: "I'll always remember Mae Young. We shared wonderful memories of my grandfather. She made me want to fight. There was no one like her."

Mickie James said: "A fighter until the very end! Forever in our hearts,memories, & fighting spirit! A true HOF legend! #RIPMaeYoung"

WWE Chairman Vince McMahon also Tweeted, saying: "There will never be another Mae Young. Her longevity in sports entertainment may never be matched, and I will forever be grateful for all of her contributions to the industry. On behalf of WWE, I extend our sincerest condolences to her family and friends."

There were reports that the 90-year-old had passed away late last week, but these reports were found to be untrue as Mae remained gravely ill. She is sadly now no longer with us.

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