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WWE Diva Charlotte, who defeated Nikki Bella at Night of Champions to become the new Divas Champion, is caught in a submission hold by Becky Lynch during a match at NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn on August 22, 2015 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. (Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy)

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Women of professional wrestling

The WWE "Divas Revolution" continued at Night of Champions when Charlotte, the daughter of "Nature Boy" Ric Flair, defeated Nikki Bella to become the new WWE Divas Champion. She joins other women who have made their mark in professional wrestling. The Bella Twins and other Divas have branched out past the ring into stardom in the reality show genre, but women in wrestling have have found success everywhere from the squared circle to the boardroom and charitable endeavors. Past WWE Divas like Trish Stratus and Lita have earned Hall of Fame distinction. Female grapplers from the past like Mae Young and the Fabulous Moolah have entertained crowds into their 70s and 80s. Businesswomen like Linda McMahon, Stephanie McMahon and Jane Geddes have found success on the executive level.

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