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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 Roman Reigns Brock Lesnar April 3, 2022 WrestleMania 38 95+
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WWE United States Championship Bobby Lashley Theory July 2, 2022 Money in the Bank 5+
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WWE Raw Women's Championship Bianca Belair Becky Lynch April 2, 2022 WrestleMania 38 96+
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WWE Raw Tag Team Championship The Usos (Jey Uso & Jimmy Uso) RK-Bro (Randy Orton & Riddle) May 20, 2022 Smackdown 48+

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 676+
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WWE Intercontinental Championship Gunther Ricochet June 10, 2022 SmackDown 27+
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WWE Smackdown Women's Championship Liv Morgan Ronda Rousey July 2, 2022 Money in the Bank 5+
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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 354+

NXT

Current Appearance Championship Champion(s) Defeated Date Won Location Event Days Held
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NXT Championship Bron Breakker Dolph Ziggler April 4, 2022 Dallas, Texas RAW 94+
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NXT North American Championship Carmelo Hayes Cameron Grimes June 4, 2022 Orlando, Florida In Your House 33+
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NXT Women's Championship Mandy Rose Raquel González October 26, 2021 Orlando, Florida NXT Halloween Havoc 254+
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NXT Tag Team Championship The Creed Brothers (Brutus Creed & Julius Creed) Pretty Deadly (Elton Prince & Kit Wilson) June 4, 2022 Orlando, Florida In Your House 33+
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NXT Women's Tag Team Championship Cora Jade & Roxanne Perez Toxic Attraction (Gigi Dolin & Jacy Jayne) July 5, 2022 Orlando, Florida NXT: The Great American Bash 2+

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 36 319+
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NXT UK Women's Championship Meiko Satomura Kay Lee Ray June 10, 2021 NXT UK 392+
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NXT UK Tag Team Championship Josh Briggs & Brooks Jensen Fatal Four Way Tag Team Match June 22, 2022 NXT UK 15+

All brands

Current Appearance Championship Champion(s) Defeated Date Won Event Days Held
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WWE 24-7 Championship Dana Brooke Nikki A.S.H. June 20, 2022 Main Event 17+

Raw & SmackDown

Current Appearance Championship Champion(s) Defeated Date Won Event Days Held
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WWE Women's Tag Team Championship Vacant

 Accomplishments

Accomplishment Latest winner Date Won
Men's Royal Rumble Brock Lesnar January 29, 2022
Women's Royal Rumble Ronda Rousey January 29, 2022
Men's Money in the Bank contract Theory July 2, 2022
Women's Money in the Bank contract Liv Morgan July 2, 2022

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
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Also see
McMahon family
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Raw

A.J. StylesAkira TozawaAlexa BlissAngelo DawkinsApollo CrewsAsukaBecky LynchBianca BelairBobby LashleyCarmellaCedric AlexanderChad GableCody RhodesCommander AzeezDamian PriestDana BrookeDolph ZigglerDominik MysterioDoudropGable StevesonEdgeEzekielFinn BálorKevin OwensLiv MorganMaryseMontez FordMustafa AliMVPNikki A.S.H.OmosOtisR-TruthRandy OrtonReggieRey MysterioRhea RipleyRiddleRobert RoodeSeth RollinsShelton BenjaminTaminaThe MizTheoryTitus O'NeilTommaso CiampaVeer MahaanZelina Vega

SmackDown

AliyahAngel GarzaBaron CorbinBayleyBig EButchCharlotte FlairDrew GulakDrew McIntyreErikGuntherHumberto CarrilloIvarJey UsoJimmy UsoJinder MahalKofi KingstonLacey EvansLudwig KaiserMaceMadcap MossMansoorNaomiNatalyaRaquel RodriguezRicochetRick BoogsRidge HollandRoman ReignsRonda RouseySami ZaynSasha BanksShankyShayna BaszlerSheamusShinsuke NakamuraShotzi BlackheartSonya DevilleXavier WoodsXia Li

NXT

Alba FyreAndre ChaseBodhi HaywardBron BreakkerBrooks JensenBrutus CreedCameron GrimesCandice LeRaeCarmelo HayesCora JadeCruz Del ToroDuke HudsonEdris EnofeElektra LopezFabian AichnerFallon HenleyGigi DolinGrayson WallerIkemen JiroIndi HartwellIo ShiraiIvy NileJacy JayneJames DrakeJoaquin WildeJoe GacyJohnny GarganoJosh BriggsJulius CreedKatana ChanceKayden CarterLash LegendMalik BladeMandy RoseNathan FrazerNikkita LyonsRoderick StrongRoxanne PerezRu FengSantos EscobarSarrayTatum PaxleyTiffany StrattonTony D'AngeloTrick WilliamsValerie LouredaValentina FerozVon WagnerWendy ChooWes LeeYulisa LeonZack GibsonZoey Stark

NXT UK

Aleah JamesAmir JordanAoife ValkyrieAshton SmithBailey MatthewsBlair DavenportDave MastiffDuke HudsonEddie DennisFlash Morgan WebsterIlja DragunovIsla DawnJinnyJoe CoffeyJoseph ConnersJordan DevlinKenny WilliamsMark AndrewsMark CoffeyMeiko SatomuraMike HitchmanNina SamuelsNoam DarSam GradwellSaxon HuxleyTeomanTrent SevenTony GillTyler BateTyson T-BoneWolfgangXia Brookside

Stables & Tag Teams

Alpha AcademyDiamond MineGallusImperiumLegado Del FantasmaLos LothariosPretty DeadlyRK-BroStreet ProfitsThe BloodlineThe Dirty DawgzThe MysteriosThe New DayThe UsosThe Viking RaidersThe WayToxic Attraction

Commentators & Interviewers

Alyse AshtonByron SaxtonCorey GravesJackie RedmondJimmy SmithKayla BraxtonKevin PatrickMarcelo RodríguezMcKenzie MitchellMichael ColeNigel McGuinnessPat McAfeeSarah SchreiberVic JosephWade Barrett

Ring announcers

Alicia TaylorMike RomeSamantha Irvin

Referees

Chad PattonCharles RobinsonChip DanningDan EnglerDallas IrvinDanilo AnfibioDaphne LashaunnDarryl SharmaDerek SandersEddie OrengoJason AyersJessika CarrJohn ConeOlympe MargauxRich SwiftRod ZapataRyan TranShawn BennettTom ScarboroughWill Charlton

Pre-Show Panel

Booker TDavid OtungaJerry LawlerJohn Bradshaw LayfieldKayla BraxtonPete RosenbergSam Roberts

NXT Trainers

Matthew BloomNorman SmileyRobbie BrooksideSara Del ReyShawn MichaelsTerry Taylor

General Managers

Johnny Saint (UK Brand)

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The Usos (Jey Uso & Jimmy Uso)
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Vacant
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Bianca Belair
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Liv Morgan
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Dana Brooke
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Bron Breakker‎
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Carmelo Hayes
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The Creed Brothers (Brutus Creed & Julius Creed)
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Mandy Rose
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Cora Jade & Roxanne Perez
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Ilja Dragunov
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Meiko Satomura
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Josh Briggs & Brooks Jensen
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Mark Coffey
World Wrestling Entertainment pay-per-view events

Royal RumbleElimination ChamberFastlaneWrestleManiaBacklashMoney in the BankExtreme RulesSummerSlamHell in a CellCrown JewelSurvivor 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)Evolution (2018)
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)Super Show-Down (2018-2021)
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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