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World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc.
WWE-Logo
Acronym WWE
Established 1952
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Style
Location Stamford, Connecticut
Founder Jess McMahon
Toots Mondt
Owner Vince McMahon, Chairman & CEO
Parent
Sister
Formerly World Wrestling Federation (1979-2002)
World Wide Wrestling Federation (1963-1979)
NWA Capitol Wrestling Federation (1952-1963)
NWA Capital Sports (1948-1952)
Website WWE.com

World Wrestling Entertainment (doing business as WWE, Inc.) (WWE) is an American publicly traded, privately controlled entertainment company dealing primarily in professional wrestling, with major revenue sources also coming from film, music, product licensing, and direct product sales. It is currently the largest professional wrestling company in the world, reaching 13 million viewers in the U.S. and broadcasting its shows in 30 languages to more than 145 countries. It promotes under two brands, known as Raw and SmackDown.

Vince McMahon is the majority owner, chairman and chief executive officer (CEO) of the company. Together with his wife Linda McMahon, and their children Shane McMahon and Stephanie McMahon-Levesque (WWE Executive Vice President of Talent and Creative Writing), the McMahons hold about 70% of WWE's economic interest and 96% of the voting power in the company. The company's headquarters is located in Stamford, Connecticut with offices in Los Angeles, New York City, London, Tokyo, Toronto, and Sydney.

WWE holds an extensive library videos, representing a significant portion of the visual history of professional wrestling. The company began as the Capitol Wrestling Corporation in 1952, which promoted under the banner of the World Wide Wrestling Federation (WWWF) and later the World Wrestling Federation (WWF). In 1982 it was sold to the same family's Titan Sports company, which later changed its name to World Wrestling Federation Entertainment, before finally becoming World Wrestling Entertainment in 2002, and simplified to "WWE" in 2011.

Pay-Per-View (PPV) Events

Last Pay-Per-View Event

Next Pay-Per-View Event

Wellness Program

The Talent Wellness Program is a comprehensive drug, alcohol, and cardiac screening program initiated in February 2006, shortly after the sudden death of one of their highest profile talents, 38 year-old Eddie Guerrero. The policy tests for recreational drug use and abuse of prescription medication, including anabolic steroids. Under the guidelines of the policy, talent is also tested annually for pre-existing or developing cardiac issues. The drug testing is handled by Aegis Sciences Corporation. The cardiac evaluations are handled by New York Cardiology Associates P.C.

After the double murder and suicide committed by one of its performers, Chris Benoit, with a possible link to steroids abuse encouraged by WWE, the United States House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform requested that WWE turn over any material regarding its talent wellness policy.

In August 2007, the program was defended by WWE and its employees in the wake of several illegal pharmacy busts that linked WWE performers to steroid purchases even after the policy was put into place. Ten professional wrestlers were suspended for violating the Wellness Policy after reports emerged they were all customers of Signature Pharmacy in Orlando, Florida. According to a statement attributed to WWE attorney Jerry McDevitt, an eleventh wrestler was later added to the suspension list.

Because of the Wellness Policy, physicians were able to diagnose one of its performers with a heart ailment that otherwise would have likely gone unnoticed until it was too late. In August 2007, then-reigning United States Champion Montel Vontavious Porter (real name Hassan Assad) was diagnosed with Wolff–Parkinson–White syndrome, which can be potentially fatal if gone undiagnosed. The ailment was discovered while Assad was going through a routine Wellness Policy checkup.

On September 13, 2010, WWE updated their list of banned substances to include muscle relaxers.

Championships and accomplishments

Current champions

As of April 24, 2014.
Current Appearance Championship Champion(s) Defeated Date Won Location Event Days Held
WWE-Rock-belt display imageWorld Heavyweight Championship WWE World Heavyweight Championship Daniel Bryan Randy Orton & Batista April 6, 2014 New Orleans WrestleMania XXX 18+
Intercontinental champion WWE Intercontinental Championship Big E Langston Curtis Axel November 18, 2013 Nashville, Tennessee RAW 157+
WWEUnitedStatesChampionship WWE United States Championship Dean Ambrose Kofi Kingston May 19, 2013 St. Louis, Missouri Extreme Rules 2013 340+
Tag team champs WWE Tag Team Championship The Usos (Jimmy & Jey Uso) The New Age Outlaws (Road Dogg & Billy Gunn) March 3, 2014 Rosemont, Illinois Raw 52+
WWE Divas Championship WWE Divas Championship Paige AJ Lee April 7, 2014 New Orleans, Louisiana Raw 17+

 Accomplishments

Accomplishment Latest winner Date Won
Royal Rumble Batista January 26, 2014
Raw Money in the Bank contract for the WWE Championship Randy Orton July 14, 2013
SmackDown Money in the Bank contract for the World Heavyweight Championship Damien Sandow July 14, 2013

Current developmental territory champions

Championship Champion(s) Defeated Date Won Location Event Days Held
                            NXT Wrestling
NXT Championship Adrian Neville Bo Dallas N/A Tampa, FL NXT TV


N/A

NXT Women's Championship Paige Emma in the finals of the NXT Women's Championship Tournament July 24, 2013
taped on June 20
Tampa, FL NXT TV 308+
NXT Tag Team Championship The Ascension (Conor O'Brian & Rick Victor) Adrian Neville & Corey Graves September 12, 2013 Tampa, FL NXT TV 66+

Defunct championships

1WCW Cruiserweight title from 1991 to 2002

2Acquisition of WCW and ECW.

Previous Logos

See also

External links

World Wrestling Entertainment
History
1980s boomBlack SaturdayWrestleManiaMonday Night WarsMontreal ScrewjobThe Attitude EraThe InvasionBrand ExtensionWWE Video Library
Programming
RAWSmackDown!NXTSuperstarsMain EventTotal DivasWWE Legends' House
Current programmingFormer ProgrammingPay-per-views
Talent
Current roster (current champions) • WWE DivasAlumniHall of Fame (inductees) • Diva SearchTough EnoughHall of Shame (inductees)
Affiliated organizations
WWE FilmsWWE Niagara FallsWWE RecordsWWE Video GamesWWE Home VideoWWE BooksWWE Shop.comWWE NetworkColiseum VideoWWE Performance Center
Defunct businesses
World Bodybuilding FederationThe WorldWWE Niagara FallsXFL
Notable acquisitions
World Championship WrestlingExtreme Championship WrestlingAmerican Wrestling AssociationWorld Class Championship Wrestling
Developmental territories
Deep South WrestlingHeartland Wrestling AssociationInternational Wrestling AssociationMemphis Championship WrestlingOhio Valley Wrestling
Accomplishments
Current championsRoyal RumbleMoney in the BankKing of the RingTriple CrownGrand SlamFormer championships
Draft
200220042005200620072008200920102011
Also see
McMahon family


WWE-LogoWorld Wrestling Entertainment rosterWWE-Logo

Alberto Del RioAlex RileyBad News BarrettBatistaBig E.Big ShowBilly GunnBrad MaddoxBray WyattBrock LesnarBrodus ClayCamachoCesaroChristianCody RhodesCurt HawkinsCurtis AxelDamien SandowDaniel BryanDarren YoungDavid OtungaDean AmbroseDiegoDolph ZigglerDrew McIntyreErick RowanFandangoFernandoGoldustGreat KhaliHeath SlaterHornswoggleHulk HoganHunicoJack SwaggerJey UsoJimmy UsoJinder MahalJohn CenaJTGJustin GabrielKaneKofi KingstonLuke HarperMark HenryThe MizMr. McMahonPaul HeymanR-TruthRandy OrtonRey MysterioRicardo RodriguezRoad DoggRob Van DamRoman ReignsRybackSantino MarellaSeth RollinsSheamusSin CaraTitus O'NeilTriple HTyson KiddThe UndertakerWilliam RegalXavier WoodsYoshi TatsuZack RyderZeb Colter

Wwe divas logo

AJ LeeAksanaAlicia FoxBrie BellaCameronEmmaEva MarieLaylaPaigeNatalyaNikki BellaNaomiRosa MendesTamina Snuka

Stables & Tag Teams
3MBAscensionLos MatadoresThe Bella TwinsHenry & LangstonThe FunkadactylsThe ShieldThe UsosThe AuthorityThe Wyatt FamilyRealest GuysRybAxelThe AscensionThe Rhodes DynastyNew Age OutlawsTruth and ConsequencesAJ & Tamina
WWE NXT logo

Adam RoseAdrian NevilleAiden EnglishAlex RileyAlexa BlissAlexander RusevAngelo DawkinsBaron CorbinBayleyBo DallasCharlotteCJ ParkerColin CassadyCorey GravesDanny BurchDevin TaylorEmmaEnzo AmoreJason JordanJoJoKendall SkyeKonnorLanaMason RyanMojo RawleyOliver GreyPaigeSami ZaynSasha BanksSawyer FultonScott DawsonSummer RaeSylvester LefortTravis TylerTroy McClainTyler BreezeViktorXavier Woods

Commentators & Interviewers
Carlos CabreraJerry LawlerJason AlbertsJosh MathewsMarcelo RodriguezMichael ColeRenee YoungScott StanfordTom PhillipsWilliam Regal
Ring announcers
Byron SaxtonJustin RobertsLilian GarciaTony Chimel
Referees
Chad PattonCharles RobinsonDarrick MooreJason AyersJohn ConeJustin KingMarc HarrisMatt BennettMike ChiodaRod ZapataRudy CharlesRyan Tran
General Managers
Brad Maddox (Raw) • TBA (Smackdown)
Unassigned employees

Adam ScherrAustin MaltelsonChas BettsClayton JackDanilo AnfibioDrake WuertzDylan MileEmanuel RodriguezErika HammondEvan SingletonJasper OrtonLeah Van DaleLogan ShuloMatt SilvaMax PelhamMorkeith BrownPierre MarceauRachelle WalkerRebecca QuinRonnie ArneillRyan DragoSam JohnsonSarah BäckmanShaul GuerreroShaun RickerSmith JamesStephen GoodStuart Tomlinson

WWE-LogoCurrent ChampionsWWE-Logo
Orton WWE Championship (2013)WWE World Heavyweight ChampionshipOrton WWE Championship (2013)
Daniel Bryan
WWEIntercontinentalChampionshipWWE Intercontinental ChampionshipWWEIntercontinentalChampionship
Big E
WWEUnitedStatesChampionshipWWE United States ChampionshipWWEUnitedStatesChampionship
Dean Ambrose
WWE Tag Team ChampionshipWWE Tag Team ChampionshipWWE Tag Team Championship
The Usos (Jimmy & Jey Uso)
WWE Divas ChampionshipWWE Divas ChampionshipWWE Divas Championship
Paige
WWE NXT Title BeltWWE NXT ChampionshipWWE NXT Title Belt
Adrian Neville
WWE NXT Tag TitleNXT Tag Team ChampionshipWWE NXT Tag Title
The Ascension
(Rick Victor & Conor O'Brian)
NXT Womens TitleNXT Women's ChampionshipNXT Womens Title
Paige
World Wrestling Entertainment pay-per-view events
Royal RumbleEminination ChamberWrestleManiaExtreme RulesPaybackMoney in the BankSummerSlamBattlegroundNight of ChampionsHell in a CellSurvivor SeriesTLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs
Former pay-per-view events
The Wrestling Classic (1985)This Tuesday in Texas (1991)King of the Ring (1993-2002)In Your House (1995-1999)Bad Blood (1997, 2003-2004)Fully Loaded (1998-2000)Over The Edge (1998-1999)InVasion (2001)December to Dismember (2006)New Year's Revolution (2005-2007)Unforgiven (1998-2009)No Mercy (1999-2009)Cyber Sunday (2004-2008)Armageddon (1999-2008)Fatal 4-Way (2010)
Former International pay-per-view events
One Night Only (1997)Mayhem in Manchester (1998)Capital Carnage (1998)No Mercy (UK) (1999) • Rebellion (1999-2002)Insurrextion (2000-2003)
List of Computer and video games based on World Wrestling Entertainment
WWE SmackDown!
Original series
SmackDown! | Know Your Role | Just Bring It | Shut Your Mouth | Here Comes The Pain
SmackDown! vs. RAW
SmackDown! vs. RAW | 2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011
WWE
WWE '12 | WWE '13 | WWE '14
X-Box games
RAW | RAW 2 | WrestleMania 21
Nintendo games
Nintendo GameCube
WrestleMania X8 | WrestleMania XIX | Day of Reckoning | Day of Reckoning 2
Nintendo 64
War Zone | Attitude | WrestleMania 2000 | No Mercy
Game Boy (Color / Advance)
Superstars | Superstars 2 | King of the Ring | Betrayal | Road to WrestleMania | Road to WrestleMania X8 | Survivor Series
NES / SNES / Sega Genesis
WrestleMania Challenge | Steel Cage Challenge | Super WrestleMania | Royal Rumble (1993) | RAW (1994) | WrestleMania: Arcade Game
Miscellaneous
WWF WrestleMania | Legends of WrestleMania | Superstars | WrestleFest | In Your House | Rage in the Cage | Royal Rumble (2000) | Crush Hour | With Authority! | WWE All Stars | WWF European Rampage Tour
World Wrestling Entertainment pay-per-views Image Gallerys
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