WWE

American professional wrestling and entertainment company

World Wrestling Entertainment, LLC, 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 Executive Chairman of the company and runs the company along president Nick Khan and Vince's son-in-law Paul Levesque, better known as Triple H. The company is owned by TKO Group Holdings.

World Wrestling Entertainment, LLC
World Wide Wrestling Federation
(1963-1979)
World Wrestling Federation
(1979-2002)
World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc.
(2002–2023)
Company typeSubsidiary
IndustryProfessional wrestling
Founded1963
FounderVince J. McMahon
Toots Mondt
HeadquartersStamford, Connecticut, USA
Key people
Vince McMahon (Executive Chairman, TKO)
Nick Khan
(President)
Paul "Triple H" Levesque
(Chief content officer)
RevenueIncrease$1.3 billion USD (2022)[1]
Increase$283 illion (2022)[1]
Increase$195.6 Million (2022)[1]
Total assetsIncrease$1.35 billion (2013)[1]
Total equityIncrease$517.2 million (2013)[1]
OwnerTKO Group Holdings
Number of employees
850 (2017)[1]
ParentTKO Group Holdings
Websitewww.wwe.com
corporate.wwe.com

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,[2] 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.

On April 3, 2023, the WWE and Endeavor agreed that the WWE and Zuffa (Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC's parent company) would merge to create TKO Group Holdings and would be going public on the New York Stock Exchange.[3] The WWE and UFC will stay two seperate products even though their company is now merged. The merger was made official on September 12, 2023.[4]

Weekly shows

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Day Network
Raw
Monday USA Network
SmackDown
Friday FOX
Main Event
Thursday Hulu
NXT
Tuesday USA Network
NXT Level Up
Friday WWE Network

Pay-per-view events

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Month Name Year of first event
Multiple times a year WWE in Saudi Arabia 2018
January Royal Rumble 1988
February NXT Vengeance Day 2001
Elimination Chamber 2010
March/April NXT Stand & Deliver 2021
WrestleMania 1985
May Backlash 1999
Night of Champions 2007
July Money in the Bank 2010
August SummerSlam 1988
September Payback 2013
No Mercy 1999
October Fastlane 2015
NXT Halloween Havoc 1989
November Survivor Series 1987
December NXT Deadline 2022

Championships and accomplishments

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At the top of WWE's championship hierarchy is the WWE Universal Championship and the WWE Championship on WWE SmackDown (currently defended together as the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship) and the World Heavyweight Championship on WWE Raw. There are two world championships available for female wrestlers: the WWE Women's Championship on SmackDown and the Women's World Championship on Raw. There are three tag team championships: the Raw Tag Team Championship and the SmackDown Tag Team Championship for the men (currently defended together as the Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championship) and the WWE Women's Tag Team Championship. There are two secondary titles in WWE, the WWE Intercontinental Championship on Raw and the WWE United States Championship on SmackDown.

WWE's developmental brand NXT features its own set of championships. There is the NXT Championship, the NXT Women's Championship, the NXT Tag Team Championship, the NXT North American Championship and the NXT Heritage Cup.

Champions

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Championship Current champion(s) Reign Date won Days held Location Notes
Raw
World Heavyweight Championship Seth "Freakin" Rollins 1 May 27, 2023 390+ Jeddah, Saudi Arabia Defeated AJ Styles on May 27,2023 at the Night Of Champions PLE to become the WHC.
Women's World Championship Rhea Ripley 1 April 1, 2023 446+ Inglewood, CA Defeated Charlotte Flair at Wrestlemania 39 Night 1. Rhea won the championship as the SmackDown Women's Championship. It was later renamed the Women's World Championship on June 12, 2023.
Raw Tag Team Championship The Judgment Day
(Finn Balor and Damian Priest)
2 October 16, 2023 248+ Oklahoma City, OK Defeated Cody Rhodes and Jey Uso on Raw
WWE Intercontinental Championship Gunther 1 June 10 , 2022 741+ Baton Rouge, LA Defeated Ricochet on the June 10th episode of Smackdown.
SmackDown
WWE Championship & Universal Championship Roman Reigns 2 April, 2, 2023 (WWE)
August 30, 2020 (Universal)
809 (WWE)+
1,390 (Universal)+
Arlington, TX Unified The WWE Championship and The WWE Universal Championship in the Main Event of Night 2 at Wrestlemania 38. It is defended as the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship but still keeps their own seperate title histories.
WWE Women's Championship Iyo Sky 1 August 5, 2023 320+ Detroit, MI Defeated Bianca Belair after cashing in her Money in the Bank contract at SummerSlam.
SmackDown Tag Team Championship The Judgment Day
(Finn Balor and Damian Priest)
2 October 16, 2023 248+ Oklahoma City, OK Defeated Cody Rhodes and Jey Uso on Raw
United States Championship Logan Paul 1 November 4, 2023 229+ Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Defeated Rey Mysterio to win the WWE United States Championship at Crown Jewel in Saudi Arabia.
WWE Women's Tag Team Championship Katana Chance and Kayden Carter 1 December 18, 2023 185+ Des Moines, IA Chance and Carter defeated Chelsea Green and Piper Niven on Raw
NXT
NXT Championship Ilja Dragunov 1 September 30, 2023 264+ Bakersfield, CA Defeated Carmelo Hayes at No Mercy
NXT North American Championship Oba Femi 1 January 9, 2024 163+ Bridgeport, CT Defeated Dragon Lee in his NXT Breakout Tournament contract cash-in match on NXT
NXT Women's Championship Lyra Valkyria 1 October 24, 2023 240+ Orlando, FL Defeated Becky Lynch at NXT Halloween Havoc
NXT Heritage Cup Noam Dar 3 August 22, 2023 303+ Orlando, FL Defeated Nathan Frazer on NXT: Heatwave
NXT Tag Team Championship The Family
(Tony D'Angelo and Channing "Stacks" Lorenzo)
2 November 14, 2023 219+ Orlando, FL Defeated Chase University (Andre Chase and Duke Hudson) on NXT

Other accomplishments

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Accomplishment Latest winner(s) Date won Location Notes
WWE
Royal Rumble Cody Rhodes (men's)
Rhea Ripley (women's)
January 28, 2022 San Antonio, TX Cody last eliminated Gunther to win. Rhea last eliminated Liv Morgan to win.
André the Giant Memorial Trophy Bobby Lashley March, 31, 2023 Los Angeles, CA Last eliminated Bronson Reed to win.
Money In The Bank Damian Priest (men's)
Iyo Sky (women's)
July, 2, 2022 Paradise, Nevada Priest defeated Butch, LA Knight, Shinsuke Nakamura, Logan Paul, Ricochet, and Santos Escobar. Sky defeated Bayley, Becky Lynch, Trish Stratus, Zelina Vega, and Zoey Stark.
NXT
Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic

Retired championships

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Championship Last champion(s) Date of entry Date retired Notes
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.
NXT Women's Tag Team Championship Alba Fyre and Isla Dawn March 10, 2021 June 23, 2023 Unified with the WWE Women's Tag Team Championship.
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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References

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 "WWE® Reports Record Full Year 2022 Results". WWE. Retrieved 2023-10-01.
  2. "WWF changes name to World Wrestling Entertainment after court case". JonsGuide. Archived from the original on August 21, 2015. Retrieved 1 June 2016.
  3. "WWE agrees to merge with UFC to create a new company run by Ari Emanuel and Vince McMahon". CNBC. Retrieved October 1, 2023.
  4. "WWE and UFC officially merge in $21.4-billion deal". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved October 1, 2023.