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WWE Divas Nikki and Brie Bella hang out at the WWE 2K16 video game release party, which also served as the SummerSlam kickoff event, at Capitale in Manhattan on Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015. (Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy)

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Women of professional wrestling

WWE Divas and other women have made their mark in professional wrestling. The likes of the Bella Twins reached 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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