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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.

Pay-Per-View (PPV) Events

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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
WWE Universal Championship
WWE Universal Championship Brock Lesnar Braun Strowman November 2, 2018 Crown Jewel 2018 15+
WWE Intercontinental Championship 2014
WWE Intercontinental Championship Seth Rollins Dolph Ziggler August 19, 2018 SummerSlam 90+
New WWE Women's Championship 1
WWE Raw Women's Championship Ronda Rousey Alexa Bliss August 19, 2018 SummerSlam 90+
WWE Raw Tag Team Championship
WWE Raw Tag Team Championship The Authors of Pain (Akam & Rezar) Seth Rollins in a Handicap match November 5, 2018 RAW 12+

Smackdown

Current Appearance Championship Champion(s) Defeated Date Won Event Days Held
New WWE World Heavyweight Title
WWE Championship Daniel Bryan A.J. Styles November 13, 2018 Smackdown 4+
WWE United States Championship 2014
WWE United States Championship Shinsuke Nakamura Jeff Hardy July 15, 2018 Extreme Rules 125+
WWE Smackdown Women's Championship
WWE Smackdown Women's Championship Becky Lynch Charlotte September 16, 2018 Hell in a Cell 62+
WWE Smackdown Tag Team Championship
WWE Smackdown Tag Team Championship The Bar
(Cesaro & Sheamus)
The New Day
(Kofi Kingston, Big E & Xavier Woods)
October 16, 2018 Smackdown 32+

205 Live

Current Appearance Championship Champion(s) Defeated Date Won Event Days Held
WWE Cruiserweight Championship
WWE Cruiserweight Championship Buddy Murphy Cedric Alexander October 6, 2018 Super Show-Down 2018 42+

NXT UK

Current Appearance Championship Champion(s) Defeated Date Won Event Days Held
WWE United Kingdom Championship
WWE United Kingdom Championship Pete Dunne Tyler Bate May 20, 2017 NXT TakeOver: Chicago 546+
WWE UK Women's Championship
WWE United Kingdom Women's Championship Rhea Ripley Toni Storm August 26, 2018 NXT UK 83+

NXT

Current Appearance Championship Champion(s) Defeated Date Won Location Event Days Held
NXT Championship (2017)
NXT Championship Tommaso Ciampa Aleister Black July 18, 2018 Winter Park, Florida NXT 122+
NXT North American Championship
NXT North American Championship Ricochet Adam Cole August 18, 2018 Brooklyn, New York NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn IV 91+
NXT Women's Championship (2017)
NXT Women's Championship Shayna Baszler Kairi Sane October 28, 2018 Uniondale, New York Evolution 2018 20+
NXT Tag Team Championship (2017)
NXT Tag Team Championship The Undisputed Era
(Bobby Fish, Kyle O'Reilly & Roderick Strong)
Tyler Bate & Trent Seven June 21, 2018 Winter Park, Florida NXT 149+

 Accomplishments

Accomplishment Latest winner Date Won
Men's Royal Rumble Shinsuke Nakamura January 28, 2018
Women's Royal Rumble Asuka January 28, 2018
Money in the Bank contract for the Universal Championship Braun Strowman June 17, 2018
Money in the Bank contract for the WWE RAW Women's Championship Alexa Bliss June 17, 2018

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 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
200220042005200620072008200920102011201620172018
Also see
McMahon family
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Raw

AkamAlexa BlissAlicia FoxApollo CrewsBaron CorbinBayleyBig ShowBo DallasBobby RoodeBobby LashleyBraun StrowmanBray WyattBrock LesnarChad GableCurt HawkinsCurtis AxelDana BrookeDash WilderDean AmbroseDolph ZigglerDrew McIntyreEliasEmber MoonFandangoFinn BálorGoldustHeath SlaterJason JordanJinder MahalJohn CenaKevin OwensKonnorKurt AngleLiv MorganMickie JamesMojo RawleyNatalyaNia JaxNo Way JosePaul HeymanRezarRhynoRoman ReignsRonda RouseyRuby RiottSami ZaynSamir SinghSarah LoganSasha BanksScott DawsonSeth RollinsStephanie McMahonSunil SinghTaminaTitus O'NeilTyler BreezeViktorZack Ryder

Smackdown Live

Aiden EnglishA.J. StylesAlexander WolfeAndrade "Cien" AlmasAsukaBecky LynchBig EBillie KayCarmellaCesaroCharlotte FlairChris JerichoDaniel BryanEric YoungEpicoHarperJey UsoJeff HardyJimmy UsoKaneKarl AndersonKillian DainKofi KingstonLanaLuke GallowsMandy RoseMaryseNaomiNikki BellaPaigePeyton RoycePrimoR-TruthRandy OrtonRey MysterioRowanRusevSamoa JoeShane McMahonSheamusShelton BenjaminShinsuke NakamuraSin CaraSonya DevilleThe MizTye DillingerXavier WoodsZelina Vega

NXT

Adam ColeAliyahAleister BlackAngelo DawkinsBabatunde AiyegbusiBianca BelairBobby FishCandice LeRaeCezar BononiDanny BurchDakota KaiEthan Carter IIIFabian AichnerHansonJohnny GarganoKacy CatanzaroKassius OhnoKairi SaneKavita DeviKyle O'ReillyLacey EvansLars SullivanMontez FordNick MillerNikki CrossOney LorcanOtis DozovicPete DunneRoweRicochetRiddick MossRoderick StrongShane ThorneShayna BaszlerTaynara ContiTegan NoxTino SabbatelliTrent SevenTucker KnightTyler BateVanessa BorneVelveteen DreamWesley Blake

205 Cruiserweights

Akira TozawaAriya DaivariBuddy MurphyCedric AlexanderDrew GulakGran MetalikHideo ItamiJack GallagherKalistoLince DoradoLio RushMaria KanellisMike KanellisMustafa AliNoam DarThe Brian KendrickTJPTony Nese

United Kingdom Championship Tournament participants

Chris TylerDan MoloneyHC DyerJack StarzJames DrakeJordan DevlinJoseph ConnersPete DunneRingo RyanRoy JohnsonSam GradwellSaxon HuxleyTiger AliTrent SevenTuckerTyler BateTyson T-BoneWolfgang

Stables & Tag Teams

Authors of PainBreezangoGallows & AndersonHeath Slater & RhynoHeavy MachinerySAnitYStreet ProfitsThe AscensionThe BarThe Bludgeon BrothersThe ClubThe New DayThe RevivalThe Riott SquadThe ShowThe UsosWar Raiders

Unassigned personnel

Adrian JaoudeBig BoaCarolyn DunningDonovan DijakJerome TurnerTerrance Jean-JacquesThe UndertakerYifeng

Commentators & Interviewers

Byron SaxtonCarlos CabreraCharly CarusoChristy St. CloudCorey GravesCathy KelleyDasha FuentesMarcelo RodríguezMauro RanalloMichael ColeNigel McGuinnessPercy WatsonRenee YoungTom PhillipsVic Joseph

Ring announcers

Dasha FuentesJoJoGreg HamiltonMike RomeTony Chimel

Referees

Chad PattonCharles RobinsonDan EnglerD.A. BrewerDanilo AnfibioDarrick MooreDarryl SharmaDrake WuertzEddie OrengoJason AyersJessika CarrJohn ConeShawn BennettMike ChiodaRod ZapataRyan Tran

Pre-Show Panel
Booker TDavid OtungaJonathan CoachmanPete RosenbergSam Roberts
NXT Trainers

Matthew BloomNorman SmileyRobbie BrooksideSara Del ReySarah StockSerena DeebShawn MichaelsSteve KeirnTerry Taylor

General Managers

Drake Maverick (205 Live)Paige/Shane McMahon (Smackdown)Baron Corbin/Stephanie McMahon (Raw)William Regal (NXT)Johnny Saint (UK Brand)

Performance Center Recruits (October 2018)

Chelsea GreenDaniel VidotHumberto CarrilloJordan OmogbehinLuis MartinezMatt RiddleMia Yim

Tryout winners in Saudi Arabia (April 2018)

Hussain AldagalMansoor Al-ShehailFaisal KurdiNasser BawazirKhalid AlhothaliAbdullah AlmagrabiFaisal AllabboudyAsaad Alshareef

Wwe2014Current ChampionsWwe2014
New WWE World Heavyweight Title WWE Championship New WWE World Heavyweight Title
Daniel Bryan
WWE Universal Championship WWE Universal Championship WWE Universal Championship
Brock Lesnar
20140811 belts ICWWE Intercontinental Championship20140811 belts IC
Seth Rollins
United-states-championship 2014WWE United States ChampionshipUnited-states-championship 2014
Shinsuke Nakamura
20140811 belts tag 0WWE Raw Tag Team Championship20140811 belts tag 0
The Authors of Pain (Akam & Rezar)
WWE Smackdown Tag Team ChampionshipWWE SmackDown Tag Team ChampionshipWWE Smackdown Tag Team Championship
The Bar
(Cesaro & Sheamus)
New WWE Women's Championship 1WWE Raw Women's ChampionshipNew WWE Women's Championship 1
Ronda Rousey
WWE Smackdown Women's ChampionshipWWE SmackDown Women's ChampionshipWWE Smackdown Women's Championship
Becky Lynch
NXT Championship (2017)WWE NXT ChampionshipNXT Championship (2017)
Tommaso Ciampa
NXT North American ChampionshipNXT North American ChampionshipNXT North American Championship
Ricochet
NXT Tag Team Championship (2017)NXT Tag Team ChampionshipNXT Tag Team Championship (2017)
The Undisputed Era
(Roderick Strong & Kyle O'Reilly)
NXT Women's Championship (2017)NXT Women's ChampionshipNXT Women's Championship (2017)
Shayna Baszler
WWE Cruiserweight Championship 2016WWE Cruiserweight ChampionshipWWE Cruiserweight Championship 2016
Buddy Murphy
WWE United Kingdom ChampionshipWWE United Kingdom ChampionshipWWE United Kingdom Championship
Pete Dunne
WWE UK Women's ChampionshipWWE United Kingdom Women's ChampionshipWWE UK Women's Championship
Rhea Ripley
World Wrestling Entertainment pay-per-view events

Royal RumbleEminination 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 |
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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