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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 | change 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 | change source]

Championship Current champion(s) Reign Date won Location Notes
WWE World Heavyweight Championship Seth Rollins 1 March 29, 2015 Santa Clara, California Cashed in his Money in the Bank contract and defeated Roman Reigns and then-champion Brock Lesnar in a triple threat match at WrestleMania
WWE Intercontinental Championship Ryback 1 May 31, 2015 Corpus Christi, Texas Won an Elimination Chamber match also involving King Barrett, R-Truth, Mark Henry, Dolph Ziggler and Sheamus for the vacant Intercontinental Championship at Elimination Chamber
WWE United States Championship John Cena 4 March 29, 2015 Santa Clara, California Defeated Rusev at WrestleMania
WWE Tag Team Championship The New Day
(Big E and Kofi Kingston)
Big E
Kingston (3)
April 26, 2015 Rosemont, Illinois Defeated Tyson Kidd and Cesaro at Extreme Rules
WWE Divas Championship Nikki Bella 2 November 23, 2014 St. Louis, Missouri Defeated AJ Lee at Survivor Series

Other accomplishments[change | change source]

Accomplishment Latest winner Date won
Royal Rumble Roman Reigns January 25, 2015
Money in the Bank Seth Rollins June 29, 2014
André the Giant Memorial Trophy Big Show March 29, 2015
King of the Ring Bad News Barrett April 28, 2015

Developmental territory champions[change | change source]

Championship Current champion(s) Reign Date won Location Notes
NXT Championship Kevin Owens 1 February 11, 2015 Orlando, Florida Defeated Sami Zayn at NXT TakeOver: Rival.
NXT Tag Team Championship Blake and Murphy 1 January 15, 2015 Winter Park, Florida Defeated The Lucha Dragons (Kalisto and Sin Cara) on NXT[3]
NXT Women's Championship Sasha Banks 1 February 11, 2015 Orlando, Florida Defeated Bayley, Becky Lynch and then-champion Charlotte in a Fatal 4-Way match at NXT TakeOver: Rival.

Retired championships[change | change 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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