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,[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.

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. The most important championships are the WWE World Championship on SmackDown and the WWE Universal Championship on Raw.

There are also championships for specific divisions. This includes the WWE Women's Championship which is fought for by the women on Raw and the WWE SmackDown Women's Championship for women on SmackDown. There is also the WWE Raw Tag Team Championship for tag teams on Raw, and the WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championship for tag teams on SmackDown.



Current champions[change | change source]

Championship Current champion(s) Reign Date won Location Notes
WWE Championship AJ Styles 1 September 11, 2016 Richmond, Virginia Defeated Dean Ambrose at Backlash
WWE Intercontinental Championship The Miz 6 November 16, 2016 Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania Defeated Dolph Ziggler on SmackDown Live
WWE United States Championship Chris Jericho and Kevin Owens 1 September 25, 2016 Indianapolis, Indiana Defeated Rusev at Clash of Champions
WWE Raw Tag Team Championship Cesaro and Sheamus 1 (2, 1) December 18, 2016 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Defeated The New Day at Roadblock: End of the Line
WWE Raw Women's Championship Charlotte 4 December 18, 2016 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Defeated Sasha Banks at Roadblock: End of the Line

Other accomplishments[change | change source]

Accomplishment Latest winner Date won
Royal Rumble Triple H January 24, 2016
Money in the Bank Dean Ambrose June 19,2016
André the Giant Memorial Trophy Baron Corbin April 3,2016
King of the Ring Bad News Barrett March 28, 2016

Developmental territory champions[change | change source]

Championship Current champion(s) Reign Date won Location Notes
NXT Championship Shinsuke Nakamura 1 December 3, 2016 Osaka, Japan Defeated Samoa Joe at a live event.
NXT Tag Team Championship #DIY (Johnny Gargano and Tommasso Ciampa) 1 November 19, 2016 Brooklyn, New York Defeated The Revival (Scott Dawson and Dash Wilder at NXT TakeOver: Toronto.
NXT Women's Championship Asuka 1 April 1, 2016 Dallas, Texas Defeated Bayley at NXT TakeOver: Dallas.

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 Divas Championship Charlotte April 3, 2016 Retired in a unification match with the WWE Women's Championship.

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