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Pro Wrestling

World Wrestling Entertainment (doing business as WWE, Inc.) (WWE) is an American publicly traded, privately controlled entertainment company dealing primarily in professional wrestling, with major revenue sources also coming from film, music, product licensing, and direct product sales. It is currently the largest professional wrestling company in the world, reaching 13 million viewers in the U.S. and broadcasting its shows in 30 languages to more than 145 countries.

Vince McMahon is the majority owner, chairman and chief executive officer (CEO) of the company. Together with his wife Linda McMahon, and their children Shane McMahon and Stephanie McMahon-Levesque (WWE Executive Vice President of Talent and Creative Writing), the McMahons hold about 70% of WWE's economic interest and 96% of the voting power in the company. The company's headquarters is located in Stamford, Connecticut with offices in Los Angeles, New York City, London, Tokyo, Toronto, and Sydney.

WWE holds an extensive library of videos, representing a significant portion of the visual history of professional wrestling. The company began as the Capitol Wrestling Corporation in 1952, which promoted under the banner of the World Wide Wrestling Federation (WWWF) and later the World Wrestling Federation (WWF). In 1982 it was sold to the same family's Titan Sports company, which later changed its name to World Wrestling Federation Entertainment, before finally becoming World Wrestling Entertainment in 2002.

Wellness Program

The Talent Wellness Program is a comprehensive drug, alcohol, and cardiac screening program initiated in February 2006, shortly after the sudden death of one of their highest profile talents, 38 year-old Eddie Guerrero. The policy tests for recreational drug use and abuse of prescription medication, including anabolic steroids. Under the guidelines of the policy, talent is also tested annually for pre-existing or developing cardiac issues. The drug testing is handled by Aegis Sciences Corporation. The cardiac evaluations are handled by New York Cardiology Associates P.C.

After the double murder and suicide committed by one of its performers, Chris Benoit, with a possible link to steroids abuse encouraged by WWE, the United States House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform requested that WWE turn over any material regarding its talent wellness policy.

In August 2007, the program was defended by WWE and its employees in the wake of several illegal pharmacy busts that linked WWE performers to steroid purchases even after the policy was put into place. Ten professional wrestlers were suspended for violating the Wellness Policy after reports emerged they were all customers of Signature Pharmacy in Orlando, Florida. According to a statement attributed to WWE attorney Jerry McDevitt, an eleventh wrestler was later added to the suspension list.

Because of the Wellness Policy, physicians were able to diagnose one of its performers with a heart ailment that otherwise would have likely gone unnoticed until it was too late. In August 2007, then-reigning United States Champion Montel Vontavious Porter (real name Hassan Assad) was diagnosed with Wolff–Parkinson–White syndrome, which can be potentially fatal if gone undiagnosed. The ailment was discovered while Assad was going through a routine Wellness Policy checkup.

On September 13, 2010, WWE updated their list of banned substances to include muscle relaxers.

Championships and accomplishments

Current champions

RAW

Current Appearance Championship Champion(s) Defeated Date Won Event Days Held
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WWE Championship Big E Bobby Lashley September 13, 2021 Raw 9+
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WWE United States Championship Damian Priest Sheamus August 21, 2021 SummerSlam 32+
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WWE Raw Women's Championship Charlotte Flair Nikki A.S.H. and Rhea Ripley August 21, 2021 SummerSlam 32+
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WWE Raw Tag Team Championship RK-Bro (Randy Orton & Riddle) A.J. Styles & Omos August 21, 2021 SummerSlam 32+

SmackDown

Current Appearance Championship Champion(s) Defeated Date Won Event Days Held
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WWE Universal Championship Roman Reigns Triple Threat Match August 30, 2020 Payback 388+
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WWE Intercontinental Championship Shinsuke Nakamura Apollo Crews August 13, 2021 SmackDown 40+
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WWE Smackdown Women's Championship Becky Lynch Bianca Belair August 21, 2021 SummerSlam 32+
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WWE Smackdown Tag Team Championship The Usos (Jey Uso & Jimmy Uso) Rey Mysterio & Dominik Mysterio July 18, 2021 Money in the Bank 66+

NXT UK

Current Appearance Championship Champion(s) Defeated Date Won Event Days Held
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NXT UK Championship Ilja Dragunov WALTER August 22, 2021 NXT TakeOver 36 31+
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NXT UK Women's Championship Meiko Satomura Kay Lee Ray June 10, 2021 NXT UK 104+
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NXT UK Tag Team Championship Pretty Deadly (Lewis Howley & Sam Stoker) Wolfgang & Mark Coffey February 25, 2021 NXT UK 209+

NXT

Current Appearance Championship Champion(s) Defeated Date Won Location Event Days Held
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NXT Championship Tommaso Ciampa Fatal Four Way Match September 14, 2021 Orlando, Florida NXT 8+
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NXT North American Championship Isaiah Scott Bronson Reed June 29, 2021 Orlando, Florida NXT 85+
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NXT Women's Championship Raquel González Io Shirai April 7, 2021 Orlando, Florida NXT TakeOver: Stand & Deliver 168+
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NXT Tag Team Championship MSK (Nash Carter & Wes Lee) Triple threat tag team match April 7, 2021 Orlando, Florida NXT TakeOver: Stand & Deliver 168+
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NXT Women's Tag Team Championship Io Shirai & Zoey Stark The Way (Candice LeRae & Indi Hartwell) July 6, 2021 Orlando, Florida NXT 78+

NXT/205 Live

Current Appearance Championship Champion(s) Defeated Date Won Event Days Held
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NXT Cruiserweight Championship Roderick Strong Kushida September 21, 2021 NXT 1+

All brands

Current Appearance Championship Champion(s) Defeated Date Won Event Days Held
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WWE 24-7 Championship Reginald Akira Tozawa July 19, 2021 Raw 65+

Raw & SmackDown

Current Appearance Championship Champion(s) Defeated Date Won Event Days Held
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WWE Women's Tag Team Championship Nikki A.S.H. & Rhea Ripley Natalya & Tamina September 20, 2021 Raw 2+

 Accomplishments

Accomplishment Latest winner Date Won
Men's Royal Rumble Edge January 31, 2021
Women's Royal Rumble Bianca Belair January 31, 2021
Men's Money in the Bank contract Big E July 18, 2021
Women's Money in the Bank contract Nikki A.S.H. July 18, 2021

Defunct championships

1 WCW Cruiserweight title from 1991 to 2002

2 Acquisition of WCW and ECW.

3 Though WWE considers this title separate from the WCW World title and spun off from the WWE Undisputed title, commentators in WWE programming and certain WWE superstars still claim the WCW World title's lineage to this title's history when it was active.

4 Though the title was retired, the physical belt was still used as a component of the WWE World Heavyweight title until August 18, 2014.

Previous Logos

See also

External links

World Wrestling Entertainment
History
1980s boomBlack SaturdayWrestleManiaMonday Night WarsWednesday Night WarsMontreal ScrewjobThe Attitude EraThe InvasionBrand ExtensionWWE Video Library
Programming
RAWSmackDown!NXTSuperstarsMain EventTotal DivasWWE Legends' House
Current programmingFormer ProgrammingPay-per-views
Talent
Current roster (current champions) • WWE DivasAlumniHall of Fame (inductees) • Diva SearchTough EnoughHall of Shame (inductees)
Affiliated organizations
WWE StudiosWWE Niagara FallsWWE RecordsWWE Video GamesWWE BooksWWE Shop.comWWE NetworkWWE Home VideoWWE Performance Center
Defunct businesses
World Bodybuilding FederationThe WorldWWE Niagara FallsXFL
Notable acquisitions
World Championship WrestlingExtreme Championship WrestlingAmerican Wrestling AssociationWorld Class Championship Wrestling
Developmental territories
Deep South WrestlingHeartland Wrestling AssociationInternational Wrestling AssociationMemphis Championship WrestlingOhio Valley Wrestling
Accomplishments
Current championsRoyal RumbleMoney in the BankKing of the RingTriple CrownGrand SlamFormer championships
Draft
2002200420052006200720082009201020112016201720182019 (April)2019 (October)
Also see
McMahon family
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Raw

A.J. StylesAkira TozawaAlexa BlissAngel GarzaAsukaBig EBobby LashleyCedric AlexanderCharlotte FlairDamian PriestDana BrookeDoudropDrew GulakDrew McIntyreEliasErikEva MarieGran MetalikHumberto CarrilloIvarJaxson RykerJeff HardyJinder MahalJohn MorrisonKarrion KrossKeith LeeKofi KingstonLacey EvansLince DoradoMansoorMatt RiddleMustafa AliMVPNia JaxNikki A.S.H.OmosR-TruthRandy OrtonReggieRhea RipleyRicochetRiddick MossShankyShayna BaszlerSheamusShelton BenjaminThe MizTitus O'NeilVeerXavier Woods

SmackDown

Angelo DawkinsApollo CrewsBaron CorbinBayleyBecky LynchBianca BelairCarmellaCesaroChad GableCommander AzeezDolph ZigglerDominik MysterioFinn BálorJey UsoJimmy UsoKevin OwensLiv MorganMontez FordNaomiNatalyaOtisRey MysterioRobert RoodeRoman ReignsSami ZaynSasha BanksSeth RollinsShinsuke NakamuraShotzi BlackheartSonya DevilleTaminaTegan NoxToni StormZelina Vega

NXT

AliyahAshante AdonisAustin TheoryB-FABCameron GrimesCandice LeRaeDanny BurchDakota KaiDexter LumisDrake MaverickEmber MoonFabian AichnerFranky MonetGigi DolinIndi HartwellIo ShiraiIsaiah ScottJacy JayneJessi KameaJoaquin WildeJohnny GarganoKacy CatanzaroKayden CarterKay Lee RayKyle O'ReillyKUSHIDALA KnightMandy RoseNash CarterOney LorcanPete DunneRaquel GonzálezRaul MendozaRoderick StrongSamoa JoeSantos EscobarSarrayScarlettTimothy ThatcherTommaso CiampaTop DollaWes LeeXia LiZoey Stark

205 Cruiserweights

Oney LorcanRaul MendozaThe Brian Kendrick

NXT UK

Aleah JamesAmir JordanAoife ValkyrieAshton SmithDave MastiffEddie DennisFabian AichnerFlash Morgan WebsterIlja DragunovIsla DawnJames DrakeJinnyJoe CoffeyJoseph ConnersJordan DevlinKenny WilliamsMarcel BarthelMark AndrewsMark CoffeyMeiko SatomuraMike HitchmanNina SamuelsNoam DarSam GradwellSaxon HuxleyTrent SevenTyler BateTyson T-BoneWALTERWolfgangXia BrooksideZack Gibson

Stables & Tag Teams

GallusImperiumLegado Del FantasmaLucha House PartyMoustache MountainStreet ProfitsThe New DayThe UsosThe Viking RaidersThe Way

Commentators & Interviewers

Alyse AshtonByron SaxtonCarlos CabreraCorey GravesKayla BraxtonKevin PatrickMarcelo RodríguezMcKenzie MitchellMichael ColeNigel McGuinnessPat McAfeeSarah SchreiberVic JosephWade Barrett

Ring announcers

Greg Hamilton (SmackDown) • Mike Rome (Raw) • Alicia Taylor (NXT)

Referees

Aja SmithChad PattonCharles RobinsonDan EnglerD.A. BrewerDanilo AnfibioDarrick MooreDarryl SharmaEddie OrengoJason AyersJessika CarrJohn ConeShawn BennettRod ZapataRyan Tran

Pre-Show Panel

Booker TDavid OtungaJerry LawlerJonathan CoachmanPete RosenbergSam Roberts

NXT Trainers

Matthew BloomNorman SmileyRobbie BrooksideSara Del ReyShawn MichaelsTerry Taylor

General Managers

Shane McMahon (Smackdown)Stephanie McMahon (Raw)William Regal (NXT)Johnny Saint (UK Brand)

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Big E
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Roman Reigns
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King Nakamura
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Damian Priest
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RK-Bro (Randy Orton & Riddle)
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The Usos (Jey Uso & Jimmy Uso)
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Nikki A.S.H. & Rhea Ripley
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Charlotte Flair
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Becky Lynch
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Reggie
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Tommaso Ciampa
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Isaiah Scott
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Roderick Strong
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MSK (Nash Carter & Wes Lee)
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Raquel González
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Io Shirai & Zoey Stark
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Ilja Dragunov
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Meiko Satomura
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Pretty Deadly (Lewis Howley & Sam Stoker)
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Tyler Bate
World Wrestling Entertainment pay-per-view events

Royal RumbleElimination ChamberFastlaneWrestleManiaBacklashMoney in the BankExtreme RulesSummerSlamHell in a CellSuper Show-DownEvolutionSurvivor SeriesTLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs

Former pay-per-view events
The Wrestling Classic (1985)This Tuesday in Texas (1991)King of the Ring (1993-2002)In Your House (1995-1999)No Way Out (1998-2012)Unforgiven (1998-2009)Over The Edge (1998-1999)Fully Loaded (1998-2000)Judgment Day (1998-2009)Armageddon (1999-2008)InVasion (2001)Vengeance (2001-2011)Cyber Sunday (2004-2008)New Year's Revolution (2005-2007)December to Dismember (2006)Breaking Point (2009)Bragging Rights (2009-2010)Fatal 4-Way (2010)Capitol Punishment (2011)Night of Champions (2008-2015)Over The Limit (2010-2012)Bad Blood (1997-2004)Roadblock (2016)Payback (2013-2017)Battleground (2013-2017)Great Balls of Fire (2017)No Mercy (1999–2008, 2016–2017)
Former International pay-per-view events
One Night Only (1997)Mayhem in Manchester (1998)Capital Carnage (1998)No Mercy (UK) (1999) • Rebellion (1999-2002)Insurrextion (2000-2003)Global Warning (2002)
List of Computer and video games based on WWE
Legends of Wrestling
Legends of Wrestling | Legends of Wrestling II | Showdown: Legends of Wrestling
WWE SmackDown!
Original series
SmackDown! | Know Your Role | Just Bring It | Shut Your Mouth | Here Comes The Pain
SmackDown! vs. RAW
SmackDown! vs. RAW | 2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011
WWE
WWE '12 | WWE '13 | WWE '14 | WWE '15 | WWE '16 | WWE '17 | WWE '18 | WWE '19 | WWE '20 | WWE '22 |
X-Box games
RAW | RAW 2 | WrestleMania 21
Nintendo games
Nintendo GameCube
WrestleMania X8 | WrestleMania XIX | Day of Reckoning | Day of Reckoning 2
Nintendo 64
War Zone | Attitude | WrestleMania 2000 | No Mercy
Game Boy (Color / Advance)
Superstars | Superstars 2 | King of the Ring | Betrayal | Road to WrestleMania | Road to WrestleMania X8 | Survivor Series
NES / SNES / Sega Genesis
WrestleMania Challenge | Steel Cage Challenge | Super WrestleMania | Royal Rumble (1993) | RAW (1994) | WrestleMania: Arcade Game
Miscellaneous
WWF WrestleMania | Legends of WrestleMania | Superstars | WrestleFest | In Your House | Rage in the Cage | Royal Rumble (2000) | Crush Hour | With Authority! | WWE All Stars | WWF European Rampage Tour | WWE Immortals | WWE Champions
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