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World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc.
World Wide Wrestling Federation
(1963-1979)
World Wrestling Federation
(1979-2002)
World Wrestling Entertainment
(2002-present)
Public (NYSEWWE)
IndustryProfessional wrestling
Founded1963
FounderVince J. McMahon
Toots Mondt
HeadquartersStamford, 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)
RevenueIncrease$99.00 Million USD (2013)[1]
Increase$138.00 Million (2013)[1]
Increase$99.00 Million (2013)[1]
Total assetsIncrease$3.372 Billion (2013)[1]
Total equityIncrease$2.208 Billion (2013)[1]
Number of employees
585 (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
Friday FOX
205 Live
Tuesday WWE Network
NXT
Wednesday USA 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 Championship Bobby Lashley 1 March, 1st, 2021 82+ St,Petersburg, Florida Defeated The Miz in a Lumberjack match on Raw
Raw Women's Championship Rhea Ripley 1 April 11, 2021 41+ Tampa, Florida Defeated Asuka at WrestleMania 37 Night 2.
Raw Tag Team Championship AJ Styles and Omos 1 April 10, 2021 42+ Tampa, Florida Defeated The New Day at WrestleMania 37 Night 1.
WWE United States Championship Sheamus 3 April 11, 2021 41+ Tampa, Florida Defeated Riddle at WrestleMania 37 Night 2
205
WWE Cruiserweight Championship Kushida 1 April 13, 2021 39+ Orlando Flordia Defeated Santos Escobar on NXT
SmackDown
Universal Championship Roman Reigns 2 August 30 2020 265+ Orlando Florida Defeated previous champions The Feind Bray Waytt and Braun Srowman in a Triple Threat Match No Holds Barred match at Payback
SmackDown Women's Championship Binca Belair 1 April 10 2021 42+ Hartford, Connecticut Defeated Sasha Banks a WrestleMania 37 Night 1
SmackDown Tag Team Championship Rey Mysterio and Domnik Mysterio 1 May 16 2021 6+ Tampa Florida Defeated Dolph Ziggler and Robert Roode at WrestleMania Backlash
WWE Intercontinental Championship Apollo Crews 1 April 11 2021 41+ Tampa Flordia Defeated Big E in a Nigerian Drum Fight Match at WrestleMania 37 Night 2 .
NXT
NXT Championship Karrion Kross 2 April 8 2021 46+ Brooklyn, New York Defeated Finn Balor at NXT TakeOver Stand and Deliver Night 2
NXT Women's Championship Raquel Gonzalez 1 April 7 2021 45+ Orlando Florida Defeated Io Shirai at NXT TakeOver Stand and Deliver Night 1
NXT Tag Team Championship MSK 1 April 7 2021 45+ Orlando Florida Defeated Grizzled Young Veterans and Legado Del Fantasma in a Triple Threat match for the vancant titles at NXT TakeOver Stand and Deliver
WWE United Kingdom Championship Walter 1 April 5. 2019 778+ New York, 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 Edge January 31, 2021 St Petersburg Fordia Last eliminated Randy Orton to win.
André the Giant Memorial Trophy Jey Uso April 2, 2021 St Petersburg Flordia Last eliminated Shinsuke Nakamura on Smackdown to win.
SmackDown
Money In The Bank Otis April 15 2020 Stamford Connecticut Defeated King Corbin Aleister Black Daniel Bryan Rey Mysterio and AJ Styles

at Money In The Bank to win

NXT
Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic MSK February 14 2021 Orlando Flordia Defeated Grizzled Young Veterans in the Tournament Final at NXT TakeOver Vengeanace Day

to win

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 1.6 "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. Archived from the original on August 21, 2015. Retrieved 1 June 2016.