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 Drew McIntyre Randy Orton November 16, 2020 RAW 9+
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WWE United States Championship Bobby Lashley Apollo Crews August 30, 2020 Payback 87+
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WWE Raw Women's Championship Asuka Sasha Banks August 23, 2020 SummerSlam 2020 94+
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WWE Raw Tag Team Championship Kofi Kingston & Xavier Woods Awarded October 12, 2020 RAW 44+

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 87+
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WWE Intercontinental Championship Sami Zayn A.J. Styles and Jeff Hardy September 27, 2020 Clash of Champions 59+
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WWE Smackdown Women's Championship Sasha Banks Bayley October 25, 2020 Hell in a Cell 31+
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WWE Smackdown Tag Team Championship Street Profits (Angelo Dawkins & Montez Ford) Awarded October 12, 2020 RAW 44+

NXT UK

Current Appearance Championship Champion(s) Defeated Date Won Event Days Held
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NXT UK Championship WALTER Pete Dunne April 5, 2019 NXT TakeOver: New York 599+
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NXT UK Women's Championship Kay Lee Ray Toni Storm August 31, 2019 NXT UK TakeOver: Cardiff 452+
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NXT UK Tag Team Championship Wolfgang & Mark Coffey Flash Morgan Webster & Mark Andrews October 4, 2019 NXT UK 418+

NXT

Current Appearance Championship Champion(s) Defeated Date Won Location Event Days Held
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NXT Championship Finn Bálor Adam Cole September 8, 2020 Winter Park, Florida NXT 78+
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NXT North American Championship Leon Ruff Johnny Gargano November 11, 2020 Winter Park, Florida NXT 14+
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NXT Women's Championship Io Shirai Rhea Ripley and Charlotte Flair June 7, 2020 Winter Park, Florida NXT TakeOver: In Your House 171+
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NXT Tag Team Championship Danny Burch & Oney Lorcan Breezango (Fandango & Tyler Breeze) October 21, 2020 Winter Park, Florida NXT 35+

NXT/205 Live

Current Appearance Championship Champion(s) Defeated Date Won Event Days Held
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NXT Cruiserweight Championship Santos Escobar Drake Maverick June 3, 2020 NXT 175+

All brands

Current Appearance Championship Champion(s) Defeated Date Won Event Days Held
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WWE 24-7 Championship R-Truth Lince Dorado November 9, 2020 RAW 16+
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WWE Women's Tag Team Championship Nia Jax & Shayna Baszler Sasha Banks & Bayley August 30, 2020 Payback 87+

 Accomplishments

Accomplishment Latest winner Date Won
Men's Royal Rumble Drew McIntyre January 26, 2020
Women's Royal Rumble Charlotte Flair January 26, 2020
Men's Money in the Bank contract Otis May 10, 2020
Women's Money in the Bank contract Asuka May 10, 2020

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
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Current programmingFormer ProgrammingPay-per-views
Talent
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Affiliated organizations
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Defunct businesses
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Notable acquisitions
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Developmental territories
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Accomplishments
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Draft
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Also see
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Raw

A.J. StylesAkira TozawaAlexa BlissAndradeAngel GarzaArturo RuasBraun StrowmanBray WyattAsukaBecky LynchBig ShowBobby LashleyBrock LesnarCedric AlexanderCharlotte FlairDabba-KatoDana BrookeDrew GulakDrew McIntyreEliasErikGran MetalikHumberto CarrilloIvarJeff HardyJinder MahalJohn CenaJohn MorrisonKeith LeeKofi KingstonLacey EvansLanaLince DoradoMandy RoseMatt RiddleMickie JamesMojo RawleyMustafa AliMVPNaomiNia JaxNikki CrossPeyton RoyceR-TruthRandy OrtonRicochetRiddick MossRonda RouseySamoa JoeShayna BaszlerSheamusShelton BenjaminThe MizTitus O'NeilTuckerXavier Woods

SmackDown

Aleister BlackAngelo DawkinsApollo CrewsBaron CorbinBayleyBianca BelairBig EBillie KayBo DallasCarmellaCesaroChad GableDaniel BryanDolph ZigglerDominik MysterioJaxson RykerJey UsoJimmy UsoKalistoKevin OwensLars SullivanLiv MorganMontez FordMurphyNatalyaOtisPaigeRey MysterioRobert RoodeRoman ReignsRuby RiottSami ZaynSamir SinghSasha BanksSeth RollinsShinsuke NakamuraSonya DevilleSteve CutlerSunil SinghTaminaWesley Blake

NXT

Adam ColeAliyahAustin TheoryBobby FishBronson ReedCameron GrimesCandice LeRaeDamian PriestDanny BurchDakota KaiDexter LumisDominik DijakovicDrake MaverickEmber MoonEric BugenhagenFabian AichnerFandangoFinn BálorIo ShiraiIsaiah ScottJake AtlasJessamyn DukeJoaquin WildeJohnny GarganoKacy CatanzaroKarrion KrossKavita DeviKayden CarterKillian DainKona ReevesKyle O'ReillyKUSHIDALeon RuffMarina ShafirMercedes MartinezMia YimOney LorcanPete DunneRaquel GonzálezRaul MendozaRhea RipleyRoderick StrongSantana GarrettSantos EscobarScarlettShane ThorneShotzi BlackheartTegan NoxTimothy ThatcherTommaso CiampaTrent SevenTyler BateTyler BreezeVanessa BorneVelveteen DreamXia Li

205 Cruiserweights

Ariya DaivariCurt StallionNoam DarOney LorcanRaul MendozaThe Brian KendrickTony Nese

NXT UK

Alexander WolfeAmir JordanAoife ValkyrieAshton SmithDakota KaiDave MastiffEddie DennisFabian AichnerFlash Morgan WebsterIlja DragunovIsla DawnJames DrakeJinnyJoe CoffeyJoseph ConnersJordan DevlinKay Lee RayKenny WilliamsMarcel BarthelMark AndrewsMark CoffeyMike HitchmanNina SamuelsNoam DarPete DunneSam GradwellSaxon HuxleyToni StormTrent SevenTyler BateTyson T-BoneWALTERWolfgangXia BrooksideZack Gibson

Stables & Tag Teams

BreezangoBrendan Vink & Shane ThorneGallusImperiumLegado Del FantasmaLucha House PartyMoustache MountainStreet ProfitsThe Forgotten SonsThe Hurt BusinessThe New DayThe Singh BrothersThe UsosThe Undisputed EraThe Viking Raiders

Commentators & Interviewers

Alyse AshtonByron SaxtonCarlos CabreraCharly CarusoCorey GravesCathy KelleyKayla BraxtonMarcelo RodríguezMichael ColeNigel McGuinnessSarah SchreiberTom PhillipsVic Joseph

Ring announcers

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

Referees

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

Pre-Show Panel

Booker TDavid OtungaJonathan 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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Roman Reigns
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Kofi Kingston & Xavier Woods
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R-Truth
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Finn Bálor
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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 |
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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