WWE

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World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc.
Trading name World Wide Wrestling Federation/WWWF
(1963-1979)
World Wrestling Federation/WWF
(1979-2002)
World Wrestling Entertainment/WWE
(2002-present)
Type Public (NYSEWWE)
Industry Professional wrestling
When it was created 1963
People who started it Vince J. McMahon
Toots Mondt
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.com

World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc., doing business as WWE, 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 1963. His son, Vince K. McMahon is currently the chairman and CEO of the company and runs the company along with his daughter Stephanie McMahon

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,[3] 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.

Shows[change | change source]

Weekly shows[change | change source]

Name Logo Day Network
WWE Raw WWE Raw (25-07-2016) - Logo.png Monday USA Network
WWE SmackDown WWE SmackDown Live 2016 logo.png Tuesday USA Network
WWE NXT Wednesday WWE Network

Pay-per-view events[change | change source]

See also: List of WWE pay-per-view events

Championships and accomplishments[change | change source]

See also: List of current champions in WWE

At the top of WWE's championship hierarchy is the WWE Universal Championship on WWE Raw and the WWE Championship on WWE SmackDown. There are two championships available for female wrestlers: the Raw Women's Championship and the SmackDown Women's Championship. There are two tag team championships: the Raw Tag Team Championship and the SmackDown Tag Team Championship. There are three secondary titles in WWE, the WWE Intercontinental Championship and the WWE Cruiserweight Championship on WWE Raw and the WWE United States Championship on WWE SmackDown.

WWE's developmental brand NXT features its own set of championships. There is the NXT Championship, the NXT Women's Championship and the NXT Tag Team Championship.

Champions[change | change source]

WWE Raw (25-07-2016) - Logo.png
Championship Current champion(s) Reign Date won Days held Location Notes
2015 WWE logo.svg Universal Championship Brock Lesnar 1 April 2, 2017 169 Orlando, Florida Defeated Goldberg at WrestleMania 33.
WWE Raw (25-07-2016) - Logo.png Women's Championship Alexa Bliss 1 April 30, 2017 141 San Jose, California Defeated Bayley at Payback.
WWE Raw (25-07-2016) - Logo.png Tag Team Championship Cesaro and Sheamus 2
(3, 2)
June 4, 2017 106 Baltimore, Maryland Defeated The Hardy Boyz at Extreme Rules.
2015 WWE logo.svg Intercontinental Championship The Miz 7 June 4, 2017 106 Baltimore, Maryland Defeated Dean Ambrose at Extreme Rules.
2015 WWE logo.svg Cruiserweight Championship Neville 1 January 29, 2017 232 San Antonio, Texas Defeated Rich Swann at Royal Rumble.
WWE SmackDown Live 2016 logo.png
Championship Current champion(s) Reign Date won Days held Location Notes
2015 WWE logo.svg Championship Jinder Mahal 1 May 21, 2017 120 Rosemont, Illinois Defeated Randy Orton at Backlash.
WWE SmackDown Live 2016 logo.png Women's Championship Naomi 2 April 2, 2017 169 Orlando, Florida Defeated Alexa Bliss at WrestleMania 33.
WWE SmackDown Live 2016 logo.png Tag Team Championship The Usos (Jimmy Uso and Jey Uso) 1
(1, 1)
March 21, 2017 181 Uncasville, Connecticut Defeated American Alpha on SmackDown.
2015 WWE logo.svg United States Championship Kevin Owens 2 May 2, 2017 139 Fresno, California Defeated Chris Jericho on SmackDown.
NXT
Championship Current champion(s) Reign Date won Days held Location Notes
NXT Championship Bobby Roode 1 January 28, 2017 233 San Antonio, Texas Defeated Shinsuke Nakamura at NXT TakeOver: San Antonio.
NXT Women's Championship Asuka 1 April 1, 2016 535 Dallas, Texas Defeated Bayley at NXT TakeOver: Dallas.
NXT Tag Team Championship The Authors of Pain 1
(1, 1)
January 28, 2017 233 San Antonio, Texas Defeated #DIY at NXT TakeOver: San Antonio.
2015 WWE logo.svg United Kingdom Championship Pete Dunne 1 May 20, 2017 121 Chicago, Illinois Defeated Tyler Bate at NXT TakeOver: Chicago.

Other accomplishments[change | change source]

Accomplishment Latest winner(s) Date won Location Notes
Royal Rumble Randy Orton January 29, 2017 San Antonio, Texas Last eliminated Roman Reigns to win.
Money in the Bank Baron Corbin June 18, 2017 St. Louis, Missouri, Missouri WWE Championship match contract
Women's Money in the Bank Carmella June 18, 2017 St. Louis, Missouri, Missouri WWE SmackDown Women's Championship match contract
André the Giant Memorial Trophy Mojo Rawley April 2, 2017 Orlando, Florida Last eliminated Jinder Mahal to win.
Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic The Authors of Pain November 19, 2016 Toronto, Ontario Defeated TM-61 in the tournament final.

Retired championships[change | change source]

Championship Last champion(s) Date of entry Date retired Notes
World Heavyweight Championship Randy Orton September 2, 2002 December 16, 2013 Unified with the WWE Championship at WWE TLC 2013.
2015 WWE logo.svg Women's Championship Layla December 31, 1983 September 19, 2010 Unified with the WWE Divas Championship at WWE Night of Champions 2010.
2015 WWE logo.svg Divas Championship Charlotte July 20, 2008 April 3, 2016 Retired at WWE WrestleMania 32.
World Tag Team Championship The Hart Dynasty June 3, 1971 August 16, 2010 Unified with the WWE Tag Team Championship at WWE WrestleMania XXV and was retired on WWE Raw.
2015 WWE logo.svg European Championship Rob Van Dam February 26, 1997 July 21, 2002 Unified with the WWE Intercontinental Championship on WWE Raw.
2015 WWE logo.svg Light Heavyweight Championship X-Pac December 7, 1997 November 30, 2001 Unified with the WCW Cruiserweight Championship at WWE Survivor Series 2001.
2015 WWE logo.svg Hardcore Championship Rob Van Dam November 2, 1998 August 26, 2002 Unified with the WWE Intercontinental Championship on WWE Raw.

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