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World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc.
Trading name World Wide Wrestling Federation
World Wrestling Federation
World Wrestling Entertainment
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

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
Monday USA Network
Tuesday USA Network
205 Live
Tuesday WWE Network
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
WWE Universal Championship Brock Lesnar 1 April 2, 2017 327+ Orlando, Florida Defeated Goldberg at WrestleMania 33
Raw Women's Championship Alexa Bliss 2 August 28, 2017 179+ Memphis, Tennessee Defeated Sasha Banks on Raw
Raw Tag Team Championship Cesaro and Sheamus 1
(1, 2)
August 20, 2017 187+ Brooklyn, New York Defeated Cesaro and Sheamus at SummerSlam
WWE Intercontinental Championship The Miz 7 June 4, 2017 264+ Baltimore, Maryland Defeated Dean Ambrose at Extreme Rules
WWE Cruiserweight Championship Kalisto 1 October 9, 2017 137+ Indianapolis, Indianapolis Defeated Enzo Amore on Raw in a Lumberjack Match
WWE Championship Jinder Mahal 1 May 21, 2017 278+ Rosemont, Illinois Defeated Randy Orton at Backlash
SmackDown Women's Championship Natalya 1 August 20, 2017 187+ Brooklyn, New York Defeated Naomi at SummerSlam
SmackDown Tag Team Championship The USO's (Jimmy and Jey USO) 3 October 8, 2017 138+ Detroit, Michigan The Usos beat The New Day consisting of Big E and Xavier Woods at Hell in a Cell in a Hell in a Cell match
WWE United States Championship Baron Corbin 2 July 25, 2017 213+ Richmond, Virginia Defeated former champion AJ Styles and Tye Dillinger in a triple threat match on SmackDown Live
NXT Championship Drew McIntyre 1 August 19, 2017 188+ Brooklyn, New York Defeated Bobby Roode at NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn III
NXT Women's Championship Vacant August 24, 2017 Winter Park, Florida Asuka relinquished the championship after suffering a collarbone injury at NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn III
NXT Tag Team Championship Sanity
(Alexander Wolfe and Eric Young)
1 August 19, 2017 188+ Brooklyn, New York Defeated The Authors of Pain (Akam and Rezar) at NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn III
WWE United Kingdom Championship Pete Dunne 1 May 20, 2017 279+ Rosemont, 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.
André the Giant Memorial Trophy Mojo Rawley April 2, 2017 Orlando, Florida Last eliminated Jinder Mahal to win.
SmackDown Money in the Bank Baron Corbin June 18, 2017 St. Louis, Missouri, Missouri WWE Championship match contract
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.

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