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Encyclopedia > The Corporation (professional wrestling)

The Corporation was a heel stable in the late '90s in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF). This article does not cite any references or sources. ... In professional wrestling, a stable is a group of wrestlers within a promotion who have a common element -- friendships, either real or storyline, a manager who manages all of them, or a common storyline, which puts them together as a unit (recent examples include Evolution, La Résistance, The Cabinet... World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ...

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Corporation

The Corporation
Stable
Members See below
Name(s) Corporation
Corporate Ministry
Debuted November 15, 1998
Disbanded 1999
Promotions WWE

The group was put together -- and led -- by WWF Chairman Vince McMahon in an attempt to secure control of the WWF and "crush the rebels" that were popping up on the WWF landscape (such as DX, Mankind and Stone Cold Steve Austin). In professional wrestling, a stable is a group of wrestlers within a promotion who have a common element -- friendships, either real or storyline, a manager who manages all of them, or a common storyline, which puts them together as a unit (recent examples include Evolution, La Résistance, The Cabinet... The Corporation was a heel stable in the late 90s in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF). ... is the 319th day of the year (320th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar). ... World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ... Vincent Kennedy McMahon (born August 25, 1945) is an American wrestling promoter, occasional professional wrestler, on-screen personality, former play-by-play announcer, and film producer. ... D-Generation X (a. ... Mick Foley Sr. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


The Corporation was formed on November 15, 1998 when Shane and Vince McMahon reconciled, joining forces with The Rock, who was The Corporation's main star, holding the WWF Championship three times while part of the group. is the 319th day of the year (320th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... Shane B. McMahon[1], (born January 15, 1970) is an American executive and part-time professional wrestler for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). ... Dwayne Douglas Johnson (born May 2, 1972) is an American actor and former third-generation professional wrestler,[2] best known for his time in World Wrestling Entertainment as The Rock between 1996 and 2004. ... The World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Championship is a professional wrestling championship. ...


The members of the Corporation began to dwindle throughout 1999, with Mankind, Ken Shamrock, Big Show and Test forming The Union to oppose the remaining members. The Rock eventually left after losing to Stone Cold Steve Austin at WrestleMania XV and Backlash with Triple H taking his place (and turning on X Pac in the process). Year 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar). ... Ken Shamrock (born Kenneth Wayne Kilpatrick on February 11, 1964 in Macon, Georgia) is an American mixed martial arts fighter. ... Paul Randall Wight, Jr. ... Andrew Test Martin (born Andrew J. Martin on March 17, 1975) is a Canadian professional wrestler, who is best known for his appearances with World Wrestling Entertainment under the ring name Test. ... WrestleMania XV was the fifteenth annual WrestleMania professional wrestling pay-per-view event from the World Wrestling Federation. ... Backlash is an annual professional wrestling pay-per-view event produced by World Wrestling Entertainment, which started in 1999 and is held in April. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Vince McMahon then allied with The Undertaker's Ministry of Darkness to form the Corporate Ministry. The Corporate Ministry fought against Austin, The Rock and Mankind throughout mid-1999. After the Undertaker was injured, the Corporation allied with then heels, D-Generation X at WrestleMania 2000, creating the McMahon-Helmsley Faction. Mark Calaway (born March 24, 1965[2] [3]) is an American professional wrestler, better known by the ring name The Undertaker. ... The Ministry of Darkness was a professional wrestling stable in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) during the Attitude Era of the late 1990s. ... Year 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar). ... D-Generation X (a. ... WrestleMania 2000 (chronologically known as WrestleMania XVI) was the sixteenth annual WrestleMania professional wrestling pay-per-view produced by the World Wrestling Federation. ... The McMahon-Helmsley Faction (also referred to as the McMahon-Helmsley Regime, the Fac-gime, and the McMahon-Helmsley Era) was a large heel stable in the World Wrestling Federation which was founded in late 1999 and eventually faded away by early 2001. ...


Members

  • Non-Wrestlers
  • Wrestlers

Floyd Gerald Brisco (born January 24, 1950 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma) is an American former professional wrestler. ... Pierre Clemont (born January 19, 1941 in Montreal, Quebec) is a Canadian former professional wrestler, better known by his ring name, Pat Patterson. ... Robert Remus (born August 27, 1948) is an American WWE employee, and semi-retired professional wrestler better known by the ring name Sgt. ... Shane B. McMahon[1], (born January 15, 1970) is an American executive and part-time professional wrestler for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). ... Vincent Kennedy McMahon (born August 25, 1945) is an American wrestling promoter, occasional professional wrestler, on-screen personality, former play-by-play announcer, and film producer. ... Michael Shawn Hickenbottom (born July 22, 1965) is an American professional wrestler, better known by the ring name Shawn Michaels. ... Mick Foley Sr. ... Raymond (Ray) Traylor (May 2, 1963 – September 22, 2004) [1], was an American professional wrestler. ... Paul Randall Wight, Jr. ... Glen Thomas Jacobs (born April 26, 1967) is an American professional wrestler better known by the ring name, Kane. ... Dwayne Douglas Johnson (born May 2, 1972) is an American actor and former third-generation professional wrestler,[2] best known for his time in World Wrestling Entertainment as The Rock between 1996 and 2004. ... Ken Shamrock (born Kenneth Wayne Kilpatrick on February 11, 1964 in Macon, Georgia) is an American mixed martial arts fighter. ... Andrew Test Martin (born Andrew J. Martin on March 17, 1975) is a Canadian professional wrestler, who is best known for his appearances with World Wrestling Entertainment under the ring name Test. ... Joan Marie Joanie Laurer (born December 27, 1969) is an American actress and retired professional wrestler. ... The Mean Street Posse (from left to right) Pete Gas, Rodney, and Joey Abs The Mean Street Posse was a heel professional wrestling stable, clad in sweater vests and dress pants, that formerly wrestled in the World Wrestling Federation. ... Peter Gasperino (born May 29, 1970) is an American professional wrestler, better known simply as Pete Gas from his appearances with the World Wrestling Federation. ... Rodney Leinhardt (born January 1, 1970 in Rutherford, New Jersey) is an American professional wrestler, better known simply as Rodney from his appearances with the World Wrestling Federation. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Monty Kip Sopp (born November 1, 1963 in Orlando, Florida) is an American professional wrestler, best known as Bad Ass Billy Gunn and Mr. ...

Accomplishments

  • WWF Championship - The Rock (3)
  • WWF Intercontinental Championship - Ken Shamrock
  • WWF European Championship - Shane McMahon
  • WWF Hardcore Championship - The Big Boss Man
  • WWF Tag Team Championship - The Big Boss Man and Ken Shamrock

Corporate Ministry

The Corporate Ministry was a combination of Shane McMahon's Corporation (after Vince had been ousted) and The Undertaker's Ministry of Darkness. Originally, they were headed by a mysterious and unseen "Higher Power", who turned out to be Vince McMahon. They feuded with the likes of Steve Austin, The Rock, and The Union. Shane B. McMahon[1], (born January 15, 1970) is an American executive and part-time professional wrestler for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). ... Mark Calaway (born March 24, 1965[2] [3]) is an American professional wrestler, better known by the ring name The Undertaker. ... The Ministry of Darkness was a professional wrestling stable in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) during the Attitude Era of the late 1990s. ... Vincent Kennedy McMahon (born August 25, 1945) is an American wrestling promoter, occasional professional wrestler, on-screen personality, former play-by-play announcer, and film producer. ...


Members

Vincent Kennedy McMahon (born August 25, 1945) is an American wrestling promoter, occasional professional wrestler, on-screen personality, former play-by-play announcer, and film producer. ... Shane B. McMahon[1], (born January 15, 1970) is an American executive and part-time professional wrestler for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). ... Mark Calaway (born March 24, 1965[2] [3]) is an American professional wrestler, better known by the ring name The Undertaker. ... William Alvin Moody (born April 10, 1954 in Mobile, Alabama), known professionally as Percy Pringle, is a professional wrestling manager. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Joan Marie Joanie Laurer (born December 27, 1969) is an American actress and retired professional wrestler. ... Bradshaw (left) with Faarooq as The Acolytes The Acolytes Protection Agency (A.P.A), also known as Hells Henchmen and The Acolytes, was a professional wrestling tag team in World Wrestling Entertainment, active between October 1998 and March 2004. ... John Charles Layfield, known by his current ring name John Bradshaw Layfield or JBL (born November 29, 1966), is an inactive American professional wrestler. ... Ron Simmons (born May 15, 1958) is an American semi-retired professional wrestler and retired American football player. ... Raymond (Ray) Traylor (May 2, 1963 – September 22, 2004) [1], was an American professional wrestler. ... Dennis Knight (born December 26, 1968 in Biggers, Arkansas) is an American professional wrestler, best known for his appearances with the World Wrestling Federation as Phineas I. Godwinn and Mideon. ... Nelson Frazier, Jr. ...

Accomplishments

  • WWF Championship - The Undertaker
  • WWF European Championship - Mideon
  • WWF Tag Team Championship - The Acolytes

The Union

The Union
Stable
Members See Members subsection
Name(s) The Union
U.P. Y.O.U.R.S.
Debuted 1999
Disbanded 1999
Promotions WWE

The Union (aka U.P.Y.O.U.R.S.: Union of People You OUghta Respect, Son ) was a stable made up of wrestlers who came together because they felt they were getting screwed by The Corporation. These wrestlers include former Corporation members Mankind, Ken Shamrock, Big Show and Test. Vince McMahon, who had been ousted from the Corporation, briefly led the Union into battle with the Corporation, until he was later revealed as the Corporate Ministry's "Higher Power". The Rock, a former Corporation member himself, was an associate member, but never stood with them because of his "lone ranger" gimmick.[verification needed] The same was true of Stone Cold Steve Austin, who was the main star and anti-hero of the WWF at the time.[verification needed] In professional wrestling, a stable is a group of wrestlers within a promotion who have a common element -- friendships, either real or storyline, a manager who manages all of them, or a common storyline, which puts them together as a unit (recent examples include Evolution, La Résistance, The Cabinet... Year 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar). ... World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ... In professional wrestling, a stable is a group of wrestlers within a promotion who have a common element -- friendships, either real or storyline, a manager who manages all of them, or a common storyline, which puts them together as a unit (recent examples include Evolution, La Résistance, The Cabinet... Mick Foley Sr. ... Ken Shamrock (born Kenneth Wayne Kilpatrick on February 11, 1964 in Macon, Georgia) is an American mixed martial arts fighter. ... Paul Randall Wight, Jr. ... Andrew Test Martin (born Andrew J. Martin on March 17, 1975) is a Canadian professional wrestler, who is best known for his appearances with World Wrestling Entertainment under the ring name Test. ... Vincent Kennedy McMahon (born August 25, 1945) is an American wrestling promoter, occasional professional wrestler, on-screen personality, former play-by-play announcer, and film producer. ... Dwayne Douglas Johnson (born May 2, 1972) is an American actor and former third-generation professional wrestler,[2] best known for his time in World Wrestling Entertainment as The Rock between 1996 and 2004. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


The gimmick was a partial shot at Jesse Ventura, who tried to get a labor union started in wrestling many times in the past.[verification needed] In professional wrestling, a gimmick is a wrestlers personality, behavior, attire and/or other distinguishing traits while performing. ... Jesse Ventura (born James George Janos on July 15, 1951), also known as The Body, The Star, The Mind, and Governor Body, is an American politician, former professional wrestler, Navy UDT veteran, actor, and former radio and television talk show host. ...


The group disbanded when Mankind got injured.


Members

Mick Foley Sr. ... Ken Shamrock (born Kenneth Wayne Kilpatrick on February 11, 1964 in Macon, Georgia) is an American mixed martial arts fighter. ... Paul Randall Wight, Jr. ... Andrew Test Martin (born Andrew J. Martin on March 17, 1975) is a Canadian professional wrestler, who is best known for his appearances with World Wrestling Entertainment under the ring name Test. ...

Associate Members

Dwayne Douglas Johnson (born May 2, 1972) is an American actor and former third-generation professional wrestler,[2] best known for his time in World Wrestling Entertainment as The Rock between 1996 and 2004. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Vincent Kennedy McMahon (born August 25, 1945) is an American wrestling promoter, occasional professional wrestler, on-screen personality, former play-by-play announcer, and film producer. ... Michael Shawn Hickenbottom (born July 22, 1965) is an American professional wrestler, better known by the ring name Shawn Michaels. ... Gerald Brisco Floyd Gerald Brisco (born January 24, 1950 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma) is an American former professional wrestler. ... Pierre Clemont (born January 19, 1941 in Montreal, Quebec) is a Canadian former professional wrestler, better known by his ring name, Pat Patterson. ...

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