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.
|Trading name||World Wide Wrestling Federation |
World Wrestling Federation
World Wrestling Entertainment
|Type||Public (NYSE: WWE)|
|When it was created||1963|
|People who started it||Vince J. McMahon |
|Headquarters||Stamford, Connecticut, USA|
|Key people||Vince McMahon |
(Executive Vice President, Creative)
Paul "Triple H" Levesque
(Executive Vice President, Talent and Live Events)
|Money earned||$99.00 Million USD (2013)|
|Operating income||$138.00 Million (2013)|
|Net income||$99.00 Million (2013)|
|Total assets||$3.372 Billion (2013)|
|Total equity||$2.208 Billion (2013)|
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, 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.
Championships and accomplishmentsEdit
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.
|Championship||Current champion(s)||Reign||Date won||Days held||Location||!Notes|
|WWE Universal Championship||Brock Lesnar||3||July 14, 2019||7+||Philidelphia, Pennsylvania||Cashed in Money in the Bank on Seth Rollins at Extreme Rules|
|Raw Women's Championship||Becky Lynch||1||April 7, 2019||44+||East Rutherford, New Jersey||Defeated Ronda Rousey and Charlotte Flair at WrestleMania 35.|
|Raw Tag Team Championship||Curt Hawkins & Zack Ryder||1||April 7, 2019||44+||East Rutherford, New Jersey||Defeated The Revival at Wrestlemania 35.|
|WWE United States Championship||Rey Mysterio||1||May 19, 2019||2+||Hartford, Connecticut||Defeated Samoa Joe at Money in the Bank 2019.|
|WWE Cruiserweight Championship||Tony Nese||1||April 7,2019||44+||East Rutherford, New Jersey||Defeated Tony Nese on the WrestleMania 35 pre-show.|
|WWE Championship||Kofi Kingston||1||April 7, 2019||44+||East Rutherford, New Jersey||Defeated Daniel Bryan at WrestleMania 35.|
|SmackDown Women's Championship||Bayley||1||May 19, 2019||2+||Hartford, Connecticut||Defeated Charlotte Flair at Money in the Bank by cashing in her Money in the Bank contract that
she had won earlier that night; Flair herself had just won the title from Becky Lynch.
|SmackDown Tag Team Championship||Daniel Bryan & Rowan||1||May 7, 2019||14+||Louisville, Kentucky||Won the vacant title defeating The Usos on SmackDown Live after previous champions The
Hardy Boyz relinquished the title due to Jeff's injury
|WWE Intercontinental Championship||Finn Bálor||2||April 7, 2019||44+||East Rutherford, New Jersey||Defeated Bobby Lashley at WrestleMania 35.|
|NXT Championship||Johnny Gargano||1||April 5, 2019||46+||Brooklyn, New York||Won the vacant title by defeating Adam Cole in a two out of three falls match at NXT TakeOver:
New York after previous champion Tommaso Ciampa relinquished the title due to injury.
|NXT Women's Championship||Shayna Baszler||2||October 28, 2018||205+||Uniondale, New York||Defeated Kairi Sane at Evolution.|
|NXT Tag Team Championship||-||-||-||-||-||Previous champions The Viking Raiders (Erik and Ivar), who were drafted to Raw during the
2019 WWE Superstar Shake-up, relinquished the tile on the May 1,2019 taping of NXT (aired
|WWE United Kingdom Championship||Walter||1||April 5. 2019||46+||Brooklyn, New York||Defeated Pete Dunne at NXT TakeOver: New York.|
|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.|
|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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