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Back in the '80s Vince McMahon appeared to just be WWE's polyester-loving play-by-play announcer. Many didn't know that he actually owned the company.(Credit: WWE)

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The history of WWE

It has been a memorable last year in the history of WWE. In commemoration of the company celebrating WrestleMania 30, unifying its heavyweight champion, releasing a DVD celebrating "50 years of sports entertainment" and starting the new WWE Network, here's a look at some of the company's top pro wrestlers and most memorable moments, with the photos in chronological order. Stars like Hulk Hogan and John Cena and events like WrestleMania have helped turn the company Vincent J. McMahon started into one that son Vince McMahon has morphed into a global phenomenon.