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On this date in WWE history: Vincent Kennedy McMahon is born

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World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) went from the little engine that could to a billion dollar industry, all thanks to Chairman and CEO Vincent Kennedy McMahon, who was born on August 24, 1945, on this date in WWE history.

At times as outlandish and unpredictable as the storylines he would create, McMahon was as much a larger-than-life character outside the ring as he was inside it.

"Vinny Mac" won the WWF Championship and ECW World Championship along with the 1999 Royal Rumble and worked one of the greatest programs in wrestling history against arch-nemesis "Stone Cold" Steve Austin.

Anything was fair game, even his own kids, if it meant giving the fans what they wanted.

ESPN has a closer look at the "Lord of the Ring" after the jump.

Happy 66th birthday, Mr. McMahon.

There are way too many Vince moments to recount, from the XFL to Bob Costas and even the "Kiss My Ass Club," so I'll simply ask you to finish this sentence:

My favorite Vince McMahon moment is ...

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