WWE

American professional wrestling and entertainment company

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.

World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc.
World Wide Wrestling Federation
(1963-1979)
World Wrestling Federation
(1979-2001)
World Wrestling Entertainment
(2001-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]
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,[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.

ShowsEdit

Weekly showsEdit

Day Network
Raw
Monday USA Network
SmackDown
Friday FOX
205 Live
Friday WWE Network
NXT
Tuesday USA Network

Pay-per-view eventsEdit

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.

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.

ChampionsEdit

Championship Current champion(s) Reign Date won Days held Location Notes
Raw
WWE Championship Roman Reigns 1 April 3, 2022 1+ Dallas, Texas Defeated Brock Lesnar in a title unification match with Reigns' WWE Universal Championship at WrestleMania 38 Night 2
Raw Women's Championship Bianca Belair 1 April 2, 2022 1+ Dallas, Texas Defeated Becky Lynch at WrestleMania 38 Night 1.
Raw Tag Team Championship RK-Bro (Randy Orton and Riddle) 2 March 7, 2022 28+ Cleveland, Ohio Defeated The Alpha Academy (Chad Gable and Otis) and Seth "Freakin" Rollins and Kevin Owens on Raw.
WWE United States Championship Finn Bálor 1 Febuary 28, 2022 35+ Columbus, Ohio Defeated Damian Priest on Raw
SmackDown
Universal Championship Roman Reigns 2 August 30 2020 582+ Orlando Florida Defeated previous champions "The Fiend" Bray Waytt and Braun Strowman in a Triple Threat Match No Holds Barred match at Payback
SmackDown Women's Championship Charlotte Flair 6 October 22, 2021 164+ Wichita, Kansas Switched Flair's Raw Women's Championship to Becky Lynch in exchange for her SmackDown Women's Championship when she was tranfered to SmackDown from Raw
SmackDown Tag Team Championship The Usos 5 July 18, 2021 260+ Fort Worth, Texas Defeated Rey and Dominik Mysterio on the Money in the Back pre-show
WWE Intercontinental Championship Ricochet 1 March 4, 2021 31+ Miami, Flordia Defeated Sami Zayn on SmackDown.
NXT
NXT Championship Bron Breakker 2 April 4, 2022 2+ Dallas, Texas Defeated Dolph Ziggler on Raw.
NXT North American Championship Cameron Grimes 1 April 2, 2022 2+ Dallas, Texas Defeated Santos Escobar, Carmelo Hayes, Solo Sikoa, and Grayson Waller in a Five-Way Ladder match at NXT Stand & Deliver
NXT Women's Championship Mandy Rose 1 October 26, 2021 160+ Orlando, Florida Defeated Raquel González in a Trick or Street Fight match at NXT Halloween Havoc
NXT Tag Team Championship MSK (Nash Carter and Wes Lee) 2 April 2, 2022 2+ Dallas, Texas Defeated The Creed Brothers and Imperium in a Triple Threat Tag Team match at NXT Stand and Deliver
NXT Women's Tag Team Championship Toxic Attraction (Gigi Dolin and Jacy Jayne) 2 April 5, 2022 0+ Orlando, Florida Defeated Dakota Kai and Raquel González on NXT 2.0.

Other accomplishmentsEdit

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 championshipsEdit

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 pagesEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  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.