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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.

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

RAW

Current Appearance Championship Champion(s) Defeated Date Won Event Days Held
WWE Universal Championship WWE Universal Championship Kevin Owens Seth Rollins August 29, 2016 RAW 31+
New WWE Women's Championship 1 WWE Raw Women's Championship Charlotte Sasha Banks August 21, 2016 SummerSlam 2016 39+
WWE United States Championship 2014 WWE United States Championship Roman Reigns Rusev September 25, 2016 Clash of Champions 2016 4+
WWE Tag Team Championship 2014 WWE Raw Tag Team Championship The New Day The Prime Time Players August 23, 2015 SummerSlam 2015 403+
WWE Cruiserweight Championship WWE Cruiserweight Championship T.J. Perkins Gran Metalik September 14, 2016 WWE Cruiserweight Classic Final 15+

Smackdown

Current Appearance Championship Champion(s) Defeated Date Won Event Days Held
New WWE World Heavyweight Title WWE World Championship AJ Styles Dean Ambrose September 11, 2016 Backlash 2016 18+
WWE Smackdown Women's Championship WWE Smackdown Women's Championship Becky Lynch Carmella September 11, 2016 Backlash 2016 18+
WWE Intercontinental Championship 2014 WWE Intercontinental Championship The Miz Zack Ryder April 4, 2016 RAW 178+
WWE Smackdown Tag Team Championship WWE Smackdown Tag Team Championship Heath Slater & Rhyno The Usos September 11, 2016 Backlash 2016 18+

 Accomplishments

Accomplishment Latest winner Date Won
Royal Rumble Triple H January 24, 2016
Money in the Bank contract for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship Dean Ambrose June 19, 2016

Current developmental territory champions

Current Appearance Championship Champion(s) Defeated Date Won Location Event Days Held
NXT Wrestling
WWE NXT Championship
NXT Championship Shinsuke Nakamura Samoa Joe August 20, 2016 Lowell, Massachusetts NXT Takeover: Brooklyn 2 40+
WWE NXT Women's Championship
NXT Women's Championship Asuka Bayley April 1, 2016 Dallas, Texas NXT Takeover: Dallas 181+
WWE NXT Tag Team Championship
NXT Tag Team Championship The Revival (Scott Dawson & Dash Wilder) American Alpha June 8, 2016 Winter Park, Florida NXT TakeOver: The End 113+

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
2002200420052006200720082009201020112016
Also see
McMahon family
Wwe2014WWE RosterWwe2014
Raw

Alicia FoxBayleyBig CassBig EBig ShowBo DallasBraun StowmanBrock LesnarCesaroCharlotteChris JerichoCurtis AxelDana BrookeDarren YoungEnzo AmoreEpicoFinn BálorGoldustJack SwaggerKarl AndersonKevin OwensKofi KingstonLanaLuke GallowsMark HenryMick FoleyNevilleNia JaxPaigePrimoR-TruthRoman ReignsRusevSami ZaynSasha BanksSeth RollinsSheamusSin CaraStephanie McMahonSummer RaeTitus O'NeilXavier Woods

Smackdown Live

Aiden EnglishA.J. StylesAlexa BlissApollo CrewsBaron CorbinBecky LynchBray WyattCarmellaChad GableCurt HawkinsDaniel BryanDean AmbroseDolph ZigglerErick RowanEva MarieFandangoJason JordanJey UsoJinder MahalJimmy UsoJohn CenaKalistoKaneKonnorMaryseMojo RawleyNaomiNatalyaNikki BellaRandy OrtonRhynoShane McMahonShelton BenjaminSimon GotchThe MizTyler BreezeViktorZack Ryder

NXT

AliyahAndrade AlmasAngelo DawkinsAsukaAustin AriesBillie KayBlakeBuddy MurphyDariaDash WilderDasha FuentesElias SamsonHideo ItamiJohnny GarganoLiv MorganMandy RoseNo Way JosePaul ElleringPeyton RoyceSamoa JoeSawyer FultonScott DawsonShinsuke NakamuraTommaso CiampaTye Dillinger

Unassigned Brand

EmmaHeath SlaterLuke HarperRosa MendesTaminaTyson KiddUndertaker

Stables & Tag Teams

American AlphaBreezangoLucha DragonsJeri-KORealest GuysThe AscensionThe New DayThe RevivalThe Shining StarsThe Social OutcastsThe UsosThe VaudevillainsThe Wyatt Family

Unassigned personnel

Adrian JaoudeBabatunde AiyegbusiBianca BlairRobert RoodeCarolyn DunningDanielle KamelaJerome TurnerMada AbdelhamidMacey EstrellaMichael NichollsNicola GlencrossNikki StormNikola BogojevicRuby MobsShane VeryzerTerrance Jean-Jacques

Commentators & Interviewers

Andrea D'MarcoByron SaxtonCarlos CabreraCharly CarusoCorey GravesCathy KelleyDavid OtungaJohn Bradshaw LayfieldMarcelo RodríguezMauro RanalloMichael ColeRenee YoungTom Phillips

Ring announcers
Dasha FuentesJoJoGreg HamiltonTony Chimel
Referees
Chad PattonCharles RobinsonDanilo AnfibioDarrick MooreDrake WuertzEddie OrengoJason AyersJohn ConeMatt BennettMike ChiodaRod ZapataRudy CharlesRyan Tran
Pre-Show Panel
Booker TJerry LawlerLitaScott Stanford
NXT Trainers
Jason AlbertNorman SmileyRobbie BrooksideSara Del ReySarah StockSteve KeirnTerry TaylorBrian Kendrick
General Managers

Daniel Bryan (Smackdown)Mick Foley (Raw)William Regal (NXT)

Wwe2014Current ChampionsWwe2014
New WWE World Heavyweight Title WWE World Heavyweight Championship New WWE World Heavyweight Title
A.J. Styles
WWE Universal Championship WWE Universal Championship WWE Universal Championship
Kevin Owens
20140811 belts ICWWE Intercontinental Championship20140811 belts IC
The Miz
United-states-championship 2014WWE United States ChampionshipUnited-states-championship 2014
Rusev
20140811 belts tag 0WWE Tag Team Championship20140811 belts tag 0
The New Day
(Big E & Kofi Kingston & Xavier Woods)
WWE Smackdown Tag Team ChampionshipWWE Smackdown Tag Team ChampionshipWWE Smackdown Tag Team Championship
Heath Slater & Rhyno
Divas-championship 2014WWE Divas ChampionshipDivas-championship 2014
Charlotte
WWE Smackdown Women's ChampionshipWWE Smackdown Women's ChampionshipWWE Smackdown Women's Championship
Becky Lynch
20140811 166x62 NXT TitleWWE NXT Championship20140811 166x62 NXT Title
Shinsuke Nakamura
20140811 166x62 NXT TagTitle-1NXT Tag Team Championship20140811 166x62 NXT TagTitle-1
The Revival
(Scott Dawson & Dash Wilder)
20140811 166x62 NXT DivasNXT Women's Championship20140811 166x62 NXT Divas
Asuka
World Wrestling Entertainment pay-per-view events
Royal RumbleFast LaneWrestleManiaPaybackExtreme RulesMoney in the BankBattlegroundSummerSlamBacklashClash of ChampionsNo MercyHell 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)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)Eminination Chamber (2010-2015)Fatal 4-Way (2010)Capitol Punishment (2011)
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
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 | WWE '15 | WWE '16 | WWE '17 |
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
World Wrestling Entertainment pay-per-views Image Gallerys
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