WWE

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World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc.
Type Public (NYSEWWE)
Industry Professional wrestling, sports entertainment
When it was created 1952
Headquarters Stamford, Connecticut, USA
Key people Vince McMahon, Chairman, CEO
Stephanie McMahon, Executive Vice President, Creative
Paul "Triple H" Levesque, Executive Vice President, Talent and Live Events
Money earned Increase$99.00 Million USD (2013)[1]
Operating income Increase$138.00 Million (2013)[1]
Net income Increase$99.00 Million (2013)[1]
Total assets Increase$3.372 Billion (2013)[1]
Total equity Increase$2.208 Billion (2013)[1]
Employees 585 (2011)[1][2]
Website WWE.com
Corporate WWE Web Site

World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc., doing business as WWE, Inc., is a big company that produces professional wrestling shows. It is now the most popular company in the wrestling business. Vince J. McMahon started the company in 1952. His son, Vince K. McMahon is currently the chairman and CEO of the company and runs the company along with his daughter Stephanie and her husband Paul Levesque, better known as Triple H.

The company used to be known as the World Wrestling Federation or the WWF. They changed their name to World Wrestling Entertainment after a lawsuit filed by the World Wide Fund for Nature, formerly known as the World Wildlife Fund, which uses the "WWF" initials in the United States. In 2011, the company rebranded itself as WWE, although its legal name is still World Wrestling Entertainment.

Champions[change | edit source]

WWE has championships which, within the scripted storylines of professional wrestling, recognize a wrestler as being the best in WWE. Outside of the storylines, championships are awarded to wrestlers who, in the long term, can bring the most business to the company. This business can be measured by ticket sales to live shows, sales of items with that wrestler's picture or catchphrases, purchases of pay-per-view events, or television ratings. From April 2009 to August 2011, many of the championships were exclusive to one of WWE's two brandsRaw and SmackDown. Since August 29, 2011, all WWE events have been "Supershows" that feature wrestlers from both brands. The most important championships are the WWE Championship and the World Heavyweight Championship.

There are also championships for specific divisions. This includes the WWE Divas Championship which is fought for by the women on both brands. There is also a tag team championship.


Current champions[change | edit source]

Championship Current champion(s) Reign Date won Notes
WWE World Heavyweight Championship Daniel Bryan 3 April 6, 2014 Defeated Randy Orton and Batista in a triple threat match at WrestleMania XXX
WWE Intercontinental Championship Big E 1 November 18, 2013 Defeated Curtis Axel on RAW
WWE United States Championship Dean Ambrose 1 May 19, 2013 Defeated Kofi Kingston at Extreme Rules
WWE Tag Team Championship The Usos

(Jimmy Uso & Jey Uso)

1 March 3, 2014 Defeated the New Age Outlaws (Billy Gunn & Road Dogg) on the March 3 episode of Raw
WWE Divas Championship Paige 1 April 7, 2014 Defeated AJ Lee on the April 7 episode of Raw

Retired championships[change | edit source]

Championship Last champion(s) Date retired Notes
WWE Hardcore Championship Rob Van Dam August 26, 2002 Unified the Title with Intercontinental Championship
WWE Cruiserweight Championship Hornswoggle March 3, 2008 (Last champion gave up the championship on September 28, 2007.)
WWE European Championship Rob Van Dam July 21, 2002 Unified the Title with Intercontinental Championship
ECW Championship Ezekiel Jackson February 16, 2010 Retired as soon as the last champion won it as ECW was canceled.
World Tag Team Championship The Hart Dynasty
(David Hart Smith and Tyson Kidd)
August 16, 2010 Retired in favor of the WWE Tag Team Championship after 17 months of being kept active while unified.
WWE Women's Championship Layla September 19, 2010 Retired in a unification match with the WWE Diva's Championship.

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