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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.

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.

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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

RAW

Current Appearance Championship Champion(s) Defeated Date Won Event Days Held
WWE Universal Championship WWE Universal Championship Brock Lesnar Goldberg April 2, 2017 WrestleMania 33 176+
WWE Intercontinental Championship 2014 WWE Intercontinental Championship The Miz Dean Ambrose June 4, 2017 Extreme Rules 2017 113+
New WWE Women's Championship 1 WWE Raw Women's Championship Alexa Bliss Bayley April 30, 2017 Payback 2017 148+
WWE Raw Tag Team Championship WWE Raw Tag Team Championship Cesaro & Sheamus The Hardy Boyz
(Matt & Jeff Hardy)
June 4, 2017 Extreme Rules 2017 113+

Smackdown

Current Appearance Championship Champion(s) Defeated Date Won Event Days Held
New WWE World Heavyweight Title WWE Championship Jinder Mahal Randy Orton May 21, 2017 Backlash 2017 127+
WWE United States Championship 2014 WWE United States Championship A.J. Styles Kevin Owens & Chris Jericho July 25, 2017 Smackdown 62+
WWE Smackdown Women's Championship WWE Smackdown Women's Championship Naomi Alexa Bliss, Becky Lynch, Natalya, Mickie James & Carmella April 2, 2017 WrestleMania 33 176+
WWE Smackdown Tag Team Championship WWE Smackdown Tag Team Championship The New Day
(Kofi Kingston, Big E & Xavier Woods)
The Usos
(Jimmy & Jey Uso)
July 23, 2017 Battleground 2017 64+

205 Live

Current Appearance Championship Champion(s) Defeated Date Won Event Days Held
WWE Cruiserweight Championship WWE Cruiserweight Championship Neville Rich Swann January 29, 2017 Royal Rumble 239+

UK

Current Appearance Championship Champion(s) Defeated Date Won Event Days Held
WWE United Kingdom Championship WWE United Kingdom Championship Pete Dunne Tyler Bate May 20, 2017 NXT TakeOver: Chicago 128+

 Accomplishments

Accomplishment Latest winner Date Won
Royal Rumble Randy Orton January 29, 2017
Money in the Bank contract for the WWE Championship Baron Corbin June 18, 2017
Money in the Bank contract for the WWE Smackdown Women's Championship Carmella June 18, 2017

Current developmental territory champions

Current Appearance Championship Champion(s) Defeated Date Won Location Event Days Held
NXT Wrestling
NXT Championship (2017)
NXT Championship Bobby Roode Shinsuke Nakamura January 28, 2017 San Antonio, Texas NXT TakeOver: San Antonio 240+
NXT Women's Championship (2017)
NXT Women's Championship Asuka Bayley April 1, 2016 Dallas, Texas NXT Takeover: Dallas 542+
NXT Tag Team Championship (2017)
NXT Tag Team Championship The Authors of Pain
(Rezar & Akam)
DIY
(Johnny Gargano & Tommaso Ciampa)
January 28, 2017 San Antonio, Texas NXT TakeOver: San Antonio 240+

Defunct championships

1WCW Cruiserweight title from 1991 to 2002

2Acquisition of WCW and ECW.

3Though WWE considers this title separate from the WCW World title and spun off from the WWE Undisputed title, commentators in WWE programming and certain WWE susperstars still claim the WCW World title's lineage to this title's history when it was active.

4Though the title was retired, the physical belt was still used as a component of the WWE World Heavyweight title until August 18, 2014.

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 StudiosWWE Niagara FallsWWE RecordsWWE Video GamesWWE BooksWWE Shop.comWWE NetworkWWE Home 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
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Also see
McMahon family
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Raw

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Smackdown Live

Aiden EnglishA.J. StylesBaron CorbinBecky LynchBig EBobby RoodeCarmellaChad GableCharlotte FlairChris JerichoDaniel BryanDolph ZigglerErick RowanEpicoFandangoJames EllsworthJey UsoJimmy UsoJinder MahalKaneKevin OwensKofi KingstonKonnorLanaLuke HarperMaria KanellisMike KanellisMojo RawleyNaomiNatalyaNikki BellaPrimoRandy OrtonRusevSami ZaynSamir SinghShane McMahonShelton BenjaminShinsuke NakamuraSin CaraSunil SinghTaminaTye DillingerTyler BreezeViktorXavier WoodsZack Ryder

NXT

Adam ColeAliyahAkamAleister BlackAlexander WolfeAndrade AlmasAngelo DawkinsBobby FishBillie KayBuddy MurphyDrew McIntyreEmber MoonEric YoungHideo ItamiJohnny GarganoKassius OhnoKairi SaneKillian DainKyle O'ReillyLars SullivanLiv MorganMandy RoseMontez FordNick MillerNikki CrossNo Way JoseOney LorcanOtis DozovicPeyton RoyceRezarRoderick StrongRuby RiotSawyer FultonShane ThorneSonya DevilleTommaso CiampaTucker KnightWesley Blake

205 Cruiserweights

Akira TozawaAriya DaivariCedric AlexanderDrew GulakEnzo AmoreGran MetalikJack GallagherLince DoradoMustafa AliNoam DarRich SwannThe Brian KendrickTJPTony Nese

United Kingdom Championship Tournament participants

Chris TylerDan MoloneyHC DyerJack StarzJames DrakeJordan DevlinJoseph ConnersPete DunneRingo RyanRoy JohnsonSam GradwellSaxon HuxleyTiger AliTrent SevenTuckerTyler BateTyson T-BoneWolfgang

Stables & Tag Teams

Authors of PainBreezangoCesaro & Sheamus#DIYGallows & AndersonHeath Slater & RhynoHeavy MachinerySanityStreet ProfitsThe AscensionThe ClubThe ColónsThe Hardy BoyzThe New DayThe RevivalThe Usos

Unassigned personnel

Adrian JaoudeBabatunde AiyegbusiBig BoaCarolyn DunningDonovan DijakJerome TurnerLio RushTerrance Jean-JacquesYifeng

Commentators & Interviewers

Booker TByron SaxtonCarlos CabreraCharly CarusoChristy St. CloudCorey GravesCathy KelleyDavid OtungaDasha FuentesMarcelo RodríguezMauro RanalloMichael ColeNigel McGuinnessPercy WatsonRenee YoungTom PhillipsVic Joseph

Ring announcers

Dasha FuentesJoJoGreg HamiltonMike RomeTony Chimel

Referees

Chad PattonCharles RobinsonDan EnglerDanilo AnfibioDarrick MooreDarryl SharmaDrake WuertzEddie OrengoJason AyersJohn ConeMatt BennettMike ChiodaRod ZapataRyan Tran

Pre-Show Panel
Jerry LawlerPete RosenbergRenee YoungSam RobertsScott Stanford
NXT Trainers

Matthew BloomNorman SmileyRobbie BrooksideSara Del ReySarah StockSteve KeirnTerry Taylor

General Managers

Daniel Bryan/Shane McMahon (Smackdown)Kurt Angle/Stephanie McMahon (Raw)William Regal (NXT)

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Sanity
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World Wrestling Entertainment pay-per-view events
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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)No Way Out (1998-2012)Unforgiven (1998-2009)Over The Edge (1998-1999)Fully Loaded (1998-2000)Judgment Day (1998-2009)Armageddon (1999-2008)InVasion (2001)Vengeance (2001-2011)Cyber Sunday (2004-2008)New Year's Revolution (2005-2007)December to Dismember (2006)Breaking Point (2009)Bragging Rights (2009-2010)Fatal 4-Way (2010)Capitol Punishment (2011)Night of Champions (2008-2015)Over The Limit (2010-2012)Bad Blood (1997-2004)
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)Global Warning (2002)
List of Computer and video games based on WWE
Legends of Wrestling
Legends of Wrestling | Legends of Wrestling II | Showdown: Legends of Wrestling
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Original series
SmackDown! | Know Your Role | Just Bring It | Shut Your Mouth | Here Comes The Pain
SmackDown! vs. RAW
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WWE
WWE '12 | WWE '13 | WWE '14 | WWE '15 | WWE '16 | WWE '17 | WWE '18 |
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 | WWE Immortals | WWE Champions
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