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World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc.
Trading nameWorld Wide Wrestling Federation
(1963-1979)
World Wrestling Federation
(1979-2002)
World Wrestling Entertainment
(2002-present)
TypePublic (NYSEWWE)
IndustryProfessional wrestling
When it was created1963
People who started itVince J. McMahon
Toots Mondt
HeadquartersStamford, Connecticut, USA
Key peopleVince McMahon
(Chairman, CEO)
Stephanie McMahon
(Executive Vice President, Creative)
Paul "Triple H" Levesque
(Executive Vice President, Talent and Live Events)
Money earnedIncrease$99.00 Million USD (2013)[1]
Operating incomeIncrease$138.00 Million (2013)[1]
Net incomeIncrease$99.00 Million (2013)[1]
Total assetsIncrease$3.372 Billion (2013)[1]
Total equityIncrease$2.208 Billion (2013)[1]
Employees585 (2011)[1][2]
Websitewwe.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]

Day Network
Raw
Monday USA Network
SmackDown
Tuesday USA Network
205 Live
Tuesday WWE Network
NXT
Wednesday WWE Network

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

Championships and accomplishments[change | change source]

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]

Championship Current champion(s) Reign Date won Days held Location !Notes
Raw
WWE Universal Championship Seth Rollins 1 April 7, 2019 44+ East Rutherford, New Jersey Defeated Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania 35.
Raw Women's Championship Becky Lynch 1 April 7, 2019 44+ East Rutherford, New Jersey Defeated Ronda Rousey and Charlotte Flair at WrestleMania 35.
Raw Tag Team Championship Curt Hawkins & Zack Ryder 1 April 7, 2019 44+ East Rutherford, New Jersey Defeated The Revival at Wrestlemania 35.
WWE United States Championship Rey Mysterio 1 May 19, 2019 2+ Hartford, Connecticut Defeated Samoa Joe at Money in the Bank 2019.
205
WWE Cruiserweight Championship Tony Nese 1 April 7,2019 44+ East Rutherford, New Jersey Defeated Tony Nese on the WrestleMania 35 pre-show.
SmackDown
WWE Championship Kofi Kingston 1 April 7, 2019 44+ East Rutherford, New Jersey Defeated Daniel Bryan at WrestleMania 35.
SmackDown Women's Championship Bayley 1 May 19, 2019 2+ Hartford, Connecticut Defeated Charlotte Flair at Money in the Bank by cashing in her Money in the Bank contract that

she had won earlier that night; Flair herself had just won the title from Becky Lynch.

SmackDown Tag Team Championship Daniel Bryan & Rowan 1 May 7, 2019 14+ Louisville, Kentucky Won the vacant title defeating The Usos on SmackDown Live after previous champions The

Hardy Boyz relinquished the title due to Jeff's injury

WWE Intercontinental Championship Finn Bálor 2 April 7, 2019 44+ East Rutherford, New Jersey Defeated Bobby Lashley at WrestleMania 35.
NXT
NXT Championship Johnny Gargano 1 April 5, 2019 46+ Brooklyn, New York Won the vacant title by defeating Adam Cole in a two out of three falls match at NXT TakeOver:

New York after previous champion Tommaso Ciampa relinquished the title due to injury.

NXT Women's Championship Shayna Baszler 2 October 28, 2018 205+ Uniondale, New York Defeated Kairi Sane at Evolution.
NXT Tag Team Championship - - - - - Previous champions The Viking Raiders (Erik and Ivar), who were drafted to Raw during the

2019 WWE Superstar Shake-up, relinquished the tile on the May 1,2019 taping of NXT (aired

May 15).

WWE United Kingdom Championship Walter 1 April 5. 2019 46+ Brooklyn, New York Defeated Pete Dunne at NXT TakeOver: New York.

Other accomplishments[change | change source]

Greatest Royal Rumble

Accomplishment Latest winner(s) Date won Location Notes
WWE
Royal Rumble Randy Orton January 29, 2017 San Antonio, Texas Last eliminated Roman Reigns to win.
André the Giant Memorial Trophy Mojo Rawley April 2, 2017 Orlando, Florida Last eliminated Jinder Mahal to win.
SmackDown
SmackDown Money in the Bank Baron Corbin June 18, 2017 St. Louis, Missouri, Missouri WWE Championship match contract
NXT
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.
Women's Championship Layla December 31, 1983 September 19, 2010 Unified with the WWE Divas Championship at WWE Night of Champions 2010.
WWE 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.
WWE European Championship Rob Van Dam February 26, 1997 July 21, 2002 Unified with the WWE Intercontinental Championship on WWE Raw.
WWF Light Heavyweight Championship X-Pac December 7, 1997 November 30, 2001 Unified with the WCW Cruiserweight Championship at WWE Survivor Series 2001.
WWE Hardcore Championship Rob Van Dam November 2, 1998 August 26, 2002 Unified with the WWE Intercontinental Championship on WWE Raw.

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 "WWE Reports 2012 Fourth Quarter and Full Year Results". WWE. Retrieved 2014-02-16.
  2. "The New WWE Annual Report 2010". WWE. Retrieved 2014-02-16.
  3. "WWF changes name to World Wrestling Entertainment after court case". JonsGuide. Retrieved 1 June 2016.