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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.

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
New WWE World Heavyweight Title
WWE Championship Brock Lesnar Kofi Kingston October 4, 2019 SmackDown 71+
WWE United States Championship 2014
WWE United States Championship Rey Mysterio A.J. Styles November 25, 2019 RAW 19+
New WWE Women's Championship 1
WWE Raw Women's Championship Becky Lynch Ronda Rousey
Charlotte
April 7, 2019 WrestleMania 35 251+
WWE Raw Tag Team Championship
WWE Raw Tag Team Championship The Viking Raiders (Ivar & Erik) Dolph Ziggler & Robert Roode October 14, 2019 RAW 61+

Smackdown

Current Appearance Championship Champion(s) Defeated Date Won Event Days Held
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WWE Universal Championship Bray Wyatt Seth Rollins October 31, 2019 Crown Jewel 2019 44+
WWE Intercontinental Title Nov2019
WWE Intercontinental Championship Shinsuke Nakamura Finn Bálor July 14, 2019 Extreme Rules 153+
WWE Smackdown Women's Championship
WWE Smackdown Women's Championship Bayley Charlotte Flair October 11, 2019 SmackDown 64+
WWE Smackdown Tag Team Championship
WWE Smackdown Tag Team Championship The New Day (Big E & Kofi Kingston) The Revival (Scott Dawson & Dash Wilder) November 8, 2019 SmackDown 36+

NXT UK

Current Appearance Championship Champion(s) Defeated Date Won Event Days Held
WWE United Kingdom Championship
WWE United Kingdom Championship WALTER Pete Dunne April 5, 2019 NXT TakeOver: New York 252+
WWE UK Women's Championship
WWE United Kingdom Women's Championship Kay Lee Ray Toni Storm August 31, 2019 NXT UK TakeOver: Cardiff 105+
WWE UK Tag Team Championship
WWE United Kingdom Tag Team Championship Flash Morgan Webster & Mark Andrews Triple Threat Match August 31, 2019 NXT UK TakeOver: Cardiff 105+

NXT

Current Appearance Championship Champion(s) Defeated Date Won Location Event Days Held
NXT Championship (2017)
NXT Championship Adam Cole Johnny Gargano June 1, 2019 Bridgeport, Connecticut NXT TakeOver: XXV 196+
NXT North American Championship
NXT North American Championship Roderick Strong The Velveteen Dream September 18, 2019 Winter Park, Florida NXT 87+
NXT Women's Championship (2017)
NXT Women's Championship Shayna Baszler Kairi Sane October 28, 2018 Uniondale, New York Evolution 2018 412+
NXT Tag Team Championship (2017)
NXT Tag Team Championship The Undisputed Era (Bobby Fish & Kyle O'Reilly) Street Profits (Angelo Dawkins & Montez Ford) August 15, 2019 Winter Park, Florida NXT 121+

NXT/205 Live

Current Appearance Championship Champion(s) Defeated Date Won Event Days Held
WWE Cruiserweight Championship
NXT Cruiserweight Championship Angel Garza Lio Rush December 11, 2019 NXT 3+

All brands

Current Appearance Championship Champion(s) Defeated Date Won Event Days Held
WWE 24 7 Championship
WWE 24-7 Championship R-Truth Kyle Busch December 2, 2019 Raw 12+
WWE Women's Tag Team Championship
WWE Women's Tag Team Championship The Kabuki Warriors (Asuka & Kairi Sane) Alexa Bliss & Nikki Cross October 6, 2019 Hell in a Cell 69+

 Accomplishments

Accomplishment Latest winner Date Won
Men's Royal Rumble Seth Rollins January 27, 2019
Women's Royal Rumble Becky Lynch January 27, 2019
Money in the Bank contract for the WWE Universal Championship Brock Lesnar May 19, 2019
Money in the Bank contract for the WWE SmackDown Women's Championship Bayley May 19, 2019

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

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History
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Programming
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Talent
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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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Raw

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NXT

Adam ColeAliyahAngel GarzaBabatunde AiyegbusiBianca BelairBobby FishCameron GrimesCandice LeRaeCezar BononiDamian PriestDanny BurchDakota KaiDeonna PurrazzoDominik DijakovicEric BugenhagenFabian AichnerFandangoFinn BálorIo ShiraiJessamyn DukeJaxson RykerJohnny GarganoKacy CatanzaroKassius OhnoKavita DeviKeith LeeKillian DainKona ReevesKyle O'ReillyKUSHIDAMatt RiddleMarina ShafirMia YimOney LorcanPete DunneRiddick MossRoderick StrongShane ThorneShayna BaszlerSteve CutlerTaynara ContiTegan NoxTino SabbatelliTommaso CiampaTrent SevenTyler BateTyler BreezeVanessa BorneVelveteen DreamWesley BlakeXia Li

205 Cruiserweights

Ariya DaivariJack GallagherLio RushMaria KanellisMike KanellisNoam DarOney LorcanRaul MendozaThe Brian KendrickTony Nese

NXT UK

Alexander WolfeAmir JordanAshton SmithDakota KaiDave MastiffEddie DennisFabian AichnerFlash Morgan WebsterIlja DragunovIsla DawnJames DrakeJinnyJoe CoffeyJoseph ConnersJordan DevlinKay Lee RayKenny WilliamsKiller KellyLigeroMarcel BarthelMark AndrewsMark CoffeyMike HitchmanNina SamuelsNoam DarPete DunneRhea RipleySam GradwellSaxon HuxleyToni StormTravis BanksTrent SevenTyler BateTyson T-BoneWALTERWolfgangXia BrooksideZack Gibson

Stables & Tag Teams

Authors of PainBreezangoGallusHeavy MachineryImperiumLucha House PartyMoustache MountainStreet ProfitsThe B-TeamThe IIconicsThe Kabuki WarriorsThe New DayThe RevivalThe Singh BrothersThe UsosThe Undisputed EraThe Viking Raiders

Commentators & Interviewers

Byron SaxtonCarlos CabreraCharly CarusoCorey GravesCathy KelleyKayla BraxtonMarcelo RodríguezMauro RanalloMichael ColeNigel McGuinnessRenee YoungSarah SchreiberTom PhillipsVic Joseph

Ring announcers

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

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

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The Undisputed Era (Bobby Fish & Kyle O'Reilly)
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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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