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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 Randy Orton 1 February 12, 2017 Phoenix, Arizona Defeated John Cena, AJ Styles, The Miz, Dean Ambrose, and Baron Corbin at Elimination Chamber
WWE Intercontinental Championship Dean Ambrose 2 January 3, 2017 Jacksonville, Florida Defeated The Miz on SmackDown Live
WWE United States Championship Chris Jericho 1 January 9, 2017 New Orleans, Louisiana Defeated Roman Reigns on Raw in a 2-on-1 handicap match with Kevin Owens
WWE Raw Tag Team Championship Jeff Hardy and Matt Hardy 1 (1, 1) January 29, 2017 San Antonio, Texas Defeated Cesaro and Sheamus at Royal Rumble in a match with 2 referees
WWE Raw Women's Championship Bayley 1 February 13, 2017 Las Vegas, Nevada Defeated Charlotte on Raw

Other accomplishments[change | change source]

Accomplishment Latest winner Date won
Royal Rumble Randy Orton January 29, 2017
Money in the Bank Dean Ambrose June 19, 2016
André the Giant Memorial Trophy [[ Mojo Rawley ] April 3,2017
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 Bobby Roode 1 January 28, 2017 San Antonio, Texas Defeated Shinsuke Nakamura at NXT TakeOver: San Antonio
NXT Tag Team Championship The Authors of Pain (Akam and Rezar) 1 January 28, 2017 San Antonio, Texas Defeated #DIY (Johnny Gargano and Tomasso Ciampa) at NXT TakeOver: San Antonio
NXT Women's Championship Asuka 1 April 1, 2016 Dallas, Texas Defeated Bayley at NXT TakeOver: Dallas.
WWE United Kingdom Championship Tyler Bate 1 January 15, 2017 Blackpool, England Defeated Pete Dunne in the finals of the WWE United Kingdom Championship Tournament

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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