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WWE history includes stars who were inspired by the likes of Gorgeous George. Here, Geoffries scrutinizes the hair treatment George has just received at a beauty parlor in New York City on Nov. 6, 1948. The flamboyant pro wrestler was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2010. (Credit: AP)

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History of WWE in pictures

Celebrating the history of WWE has been a focal point for the company in recent years. In commemoration of the company heading to WrestleMania 32 to potentially break the attendance record set at WrestleMania III, unifying its heavyweight champion, releasing a DVD celebrating "50 years of sports entertainment" and expanding the 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.

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