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Long before she became chief brand officer for WWE, Stephanie McMahon is shown in this 2000 promotional photo. (Credit: WWE)

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Women of professional wrestling

Charlotte won the newly named WWE Women's Championship at WrestleMania 32 as the company moved past its Diva Championship era to note the athletic feats of today's performers. Women like The Bella Twins and other E! "Total 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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