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Encyclopedia > World Wrestling Entertainment
World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc.
Type Public (NYSE: WWE)
Founded 1952
Headquarters Stamford, Connecticut, USA
Key people Vince McMahon, Chairman
Linda McMahon, CEO
Shane McMahon, Executive Vice President of Global Media
Stephanie McMahon, Senior Vice President of Creative Writing
Industry Professional wrestling, sports entertainment
Revenue $400.3 million USD (2006) [1]
Operating income $71.5 million USD (2006) [1]
Net income $47.0 million USD (2006) [1]
Employees 460 (April 2006, excluding wrestlers) [2]
Website WWE.com
Corporate WWE Web Site

World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (WWE) is a publicly traded, privately controlled integrated media (focusing in television, internet, and live events), sports, and entertainment company dealing primarily in the professional wrestling industry, with major revenue sources also coming from movies, music, product licensing, and direct product sales. Vince McMahon is the majority owner and Chairman of the company and his wife Linda McMahon holds the position of Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Together with their children, Executive Vice President of Global Media Shane McMahon and Senior Vice President of Creative Writing Stephanie McMahon-Levesque, the McMahons hold approximately 70% of WWE's economic interest and 96% of all voting power in the company. The company's global headquarters are located at 1241 East Main Street in Stamford, Connecticut, with international offices in Los Angeles, New York City, London, and Toronto. 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Stephanie Marie McMahon-Levesque (born September 24, 1976), better known by her maiden name Stephanie McMahon, is the daughter of World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Chairman Vince McMahon and WWE CEO Linda McMahon, and is currently Senior Vice President of Creative Writing for the company. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Sports entertainment is a type of entertainment that superficially takes the form of a sporting event, but with more emphasis on dramatic storylines, humor, spectacle or titillation than on the contest of athletic skills. ... Revenue is a U.S. business term for the amount of money that a company earns from its activities in a given period, mostly from sales of products and/or services to customers. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... 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Stephanie Marie McMahon-Levesque (born September 24, 1976), better known by her maiden name Stephanie McMahon, is the daughter of World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Chairman Vince McMahon and WWE CEO Linda McMahon, and is currently Senior Vice President of Creative Writing for the company. ... Nickname: The City That Works Location in Connecticut Coordinates: NECTA Bridgeport-Stamford Region South Western Region Settled 1641 Incorporated (city) 1893 Consolidated 1949 Government Type Mayor-Board of representatives  - Mayor Dannel Malloy (Dem) Area    - City 134. ... Nickname: City of Angels Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates: State California County Los Angeles County Incorporated April 4, 1850 Government  - Type mayor-council  - Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D)  - City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo  - Governing body City Council Area  - City  498. ... 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WWE's business focus is on professional wrestling. It is currently the largest professional wrestling promotion in the world, and holds an extensive library of videos representing a significant portion of the visual history of professional wrestling. The promotion previously existed as the Capitol Wrestling Corporation, which promoted under the banner of the World Wide Wrestling Federation (WWWF), and later the World Wrestling Federation (WWF). WWE promotes under three brands; RAW, SmackDown! and ECW. WWE is also home to three of the eight internationally recognized world heavyweight titles. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... WWE Friday Night SmackDown! is a professional wrestling television program for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) and is the flagship broadcast of the SmackDown! brand. ... Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) is a professional wrestling brand of World Wrestling Entertainment, based on the independent promotion Extreme Championship Wrestling that lasted from 1992 to 2001. ... The World Heavyweight Championship is the name given to a number of unrelated titles, meant to emphasize the top championship of boxing, professional wrestling, mixed martial arts, or other similar sports and performance arts. ...


WWE's revenue in fiscal 2006 (from May 2005 to April 2006) was approximately $400 million (US), with a net profit of approximately $47 million. As of August 2006, the company's market capitalization is over $1 billion (US). Its stock is traded on the NYSE as WWE. A fiscal year (or financial year or accounting reference date) is a 12-month period used for calculating annual (yearly) financial reports in businesses and other organizations. ... 2005 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December- → Wikimedia Commons has media related to: May 2005 Deaths in May May 26: Eddie Albert May 25: Ismail Merchant May 25: Sunil Dutt May 25: Graham Kennedy May 22: Thurl Ravenscroft May 21: Howard Morris May 21... April 2006 : ← - January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December- → Marcos Pontes, Brazils first astronaut, reaches the International Space Station. ... Market capitalization, often abbreviated to market cap, is a measurement of corporate size that refers to the current stock price times the number of outstanding shares. ... New York Stock Exchange (June 2003) The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) is one of the largest stock exchanges in the world. ...

Contents

History

This is the history of World Wrestling Entertainment, a professional wrestling promotion. ...

The beginning/Capitol Wrestling

Roderick James "Jess" McMahon was a boxing promoter whose achievements included co-promoting a bout in 1915 between Jess Willard and Jack Johnson. In 1926, while working with Tex Rickard (who actually despised wrestling to such a degree he prevented wrestling events from being held at Madison Square Garden between 1939 and 1948), he started promoting boxing in Madison Square Garden in New York. The first match during their partnership was a light-heavyweight championship match between Jack Delaney and Paul Berlenbach. Roderick James Jess McMahon (1882 - November 22, 1954) was a professional wrestling promoter. ... 1915 (MCMXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar). ... Jess Willard - 1915 Library of Congress collection Jess Willard, born December 29, 1881 in St. ... John Arthur Johnson(March 31, 1878 – June 10, 1946), better known as Jack Johnson and nicknamed the Galveston Giant, was an American boxer and arguably the best heavyweight of his generation. ... Year 1926 (MCMXXVI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar). ... George Lewis Tex Rickard (1870-1929 ?) was an American boxing promoter, and founder of the New York Rangers NHL franchise. ... 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full year calendar). ... 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1948 calendar). ... Madison Square Garden, often abbreviated as MSG, known colloquially simply as The Garden, has been the name of four arenas in New York City, United States. ... NY redirects here. ... Jack Delaney (Born: March 18, 1900, Died: November 27, 1948 was a former light heavyweight champion of the world and contender for the heavyweight crown. ... Paul Berlenbach (b. ...


Around the same time, professional wrestler Joseph Raymond "Toots" Mondt created a new style of professional wrestling that he called Slam Bang Western Style Wrestling to make the sport more appealing to spectators. He then formed a promotion with wrestling champion Ed Lewis and his manager Billy Sandow. They persuaded many wrestlers to sign contracts with their Gold Dust Trio. After much success, a disagreement over power caused the trio to dissolve and, with it, their promotion. Mondt formed partnerships with several other promoters, including Jack Curley in New York City. When Curley was dying, Mondt moved to take over New York wrestling with the aid of several bookers, one of whom was Jess McMahon. Toots Mondt(1886-1976) is a former wrestling promoter in the mid-20th century who promoted with Vincent J. McMahon. ... Ed Strangler Lewis (real name: Robert Herman Julius Friedrich June 30, 1891 - August 8, 1966), was a professional wrestler whose career spanned four decades. ...


Together, Roderick McMahon and Raymond Mondt created the Capitol Wrestling Corporation (CWC). The CWC joined the National Wrestling Alliance in 1953. Also in that year, Ray Fabiani, one of Mondt's associates, brought in Vincent J. McMahon to replace his father Jess in the promotion. McMahon and Mondt were a successful combination, and within a short time, they controlled approximately 70% of the NWA's booking, largely due to their dominance in the heavily populated Northeast region. Mondt taught McMahon about booking and how to work in the wrestling business. National Wrestling Alliance logo The National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) is the governing body for a group of independent professional wrestling promotions and sanctions various NWA championships. ... 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... Vincent J. McMahon Vincent J. McMahon (July 6, 1914 – May 24, 1984) was a U.S. professional wrestling promoter. ...


World Wide Wrestling Federation

The NWA recognized an undisputed NWA World Heavyweight Champion that went from wrestling company to wrestling company in the alliance and defended the belt around the world. In 1963, the champion was "Nature Boy" Buddy Rogers. NWA World Heavyweight Championship (1973 – 1986, 1993 – Present) The National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) World Heavyweight Championship is the primary professional wrestling title in the NWA. Its lineage has been traced from the first World Heavyweight Championship, which tracks its lineage to Georg Hackenschmidts 1905 title and Frank Gotchs... 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1963 calendar). ... Nature Boy Buddy Rogers (born Herman C. Rohde Jr. ...


The rest of the NWA was unhappy with Mondt because he rarely allowed Rogers to wrestle outside of the Northeast. Mondt and McMahon wanted Rogers to keep the NWA World Championship, but Rogers was unwilling to sacrifice his $25,000 deposit on the belt (title holders at the time had to pay a deposit to insure they would honor their commitments as champion). Rogers lost the NWA World Championship to Lou Thesz in a one-fall match in Toronto, Ontario on January 24, 1963, which led to Mondt, McMahon and the CWC leaving the NWA in protest, creating the World Wide Wrestling Federation (WWWF) in the process. Lajos Tiza, translated from Hungarian to Aloysius Martin Thesz (April 24, 1916 – April 28, 2002), better known as Lou Thesz, was a professional wrestler and multiple time World Heavyweight Champion. ... January 24 is the 24th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1963 calendar). ...


In April, Rogers was awarded the new WWWF World Championship following an apocryphal tournament in Rio de Janeiro. He lost the title to Bruno Sammartino a month later on May 17, 1963, after suffering a heart attack shortly before the match. To accommodate Rogers' condition, the match was booked to last under a minute. In Judeo-Christian theologies, apocrypha refers to religious Sacred text that have questionable authenticity or are otherwise disputed. ... Location of Rio de Janeiro Coordinates: Country Brazil Region Southeast State Rio de Janeiro  - Mayor Cesar Maia (PFL) Area    - City 1,260 km²  (486. ... Bruno Leopoldo Francesco Sammartino (born October 6, 1935), is a former professional wrestler, best known for being the longest-running champion of the World Wide Wrestling Federation (WWWF), holding the title across two reigns for over 12 years in total, as well as the longest world championship reign in professional... May 17 is the 137th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (138th in leap years). ... 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1963 calendar). ... Acute myocardial infarction (AMI or MI), commonly known as a heart attack, is a disease state that occurs when the blood supply to a part of the heart is interrupted. ...


Mondt left the company in the late sixties for unclear reasons, probably due to old age.


Although the WWWF had withdrawn from the NWA, Vince McMahon Sr. still sat on the NWA Board of Directors, no other territory was recognized in the Northeast, and several "champion vs. champion" matches occurred (usually ending in a double disqualification or some other non-decisive ending).


In March 1979, the WWWF became the World Wrestling Federation (WWF). The change was purely cosmetic, and the ownership and front office personnel remained unchanged during this period.


World Wrestling Federation

The World Wrestling Federation logo (1984 - 1995)
The World Wrestling Federation logo (1984 - 1995)

In 1980, the son of Vincent J. McMahon, Vincent K. McMahon, founded Titan Sports, Inc. and in 1982 purchased Capitol Wrestling Corporation from his father. The elder McMahon had long since established the northeastern territory as one of the most vibrant members of the NWA. He had long since recognized that professional wrestling was more about entertainment than actual sport. Against his father's wishes, McMahon began an expansion process that would fundamentally change the sport, and place both the WWF - and his own life - in jeopardy. Image File history File links WWELogo_84-94. ... Image File history File links WWELogo_84-94. ... 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. ... 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Sports entertainment is a type of entertainment that superficially takes the form of a sporting event, but with more emphasis on dramatic storylines, humor, spectacle or titillation than on the contest of athletic skills. ...


The WWF was not the only promotion to have broken ranks with the NWA; the American Wrestling Association (AWA) had long ago ceased being an official NWA member (although like the WWF, they seldom left their own territory). But in neither instance did the defecting member attempt to undermine the territory system that had been the foundation of the industry for more than half a century. This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... National Wrestling Alliance logo The National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) is the governing body for a group of independent professional wrestling promotions and sanctions various NWA championships. ...


Other promoters were furious when McMahon began syndicating WWF television shows to television stations across the United States, in areas outside of the WWF's traditional northeastern stronghold. McMahon also began selling videotapes of WWF events outside the Northeast through his Coliseum Video distribution company. He effectively broke the unwritten law of regionalism around which the entire industry had been based. To make matters worse, McMahon would use the income generated by advertising, television deals, and tape sales to poach talent from rival promoters. Wrestling promoters nationwide were now in direct competition with the WWF. A television station is a type of radio station that broadcasts both audio and video to television receivers in a particular area. ... Bottom view of VHS videotape cassette with magnetic tape exposed Videotape is a means of recording television pictures and accompanying sound onto magnetic tape as opposed to movie film. ... Coliseum Video logo Coliseum Video was a video distribution company founded by Vince McMahon. ...


The first step in McMahon's attempt to go national was to sign AWA superstar Hulk Hogan, who, due to his appearance in Rocky III had a national recognition that few other wrestlers could manage. To play Hogan's nemesis, he signed North Carolina badboy Roddy Piper, and also another bodybuilder in the "Superstar" Billy Graham mold, Jesse Ventura (although Ventura rarely wrestled in the WWF at that point due to the lung disorder that caused his retirement, moving to the commentator booth alongside Gorilla Monsoon). McMahon built a superstar roster consisting of these men on top, in addition to New York mainstays like André the Giant, Jimmy Snuka and Don Muraco, and wandering journeymen like Paul Orndorff, Greg Valentine, Ricky Steamboat and The Iron Sheik. It has long been a point of contention whether McMahon could have gone national without Hogan's presence, or vice versa. Terrence Terry Gene Bollea (born on August 11, 1953) is an American actor and semi-retired professional wrestler better known by his ring name Hulk Hogan. ... Rocky 3 is also a nickname for Sergei Rachmaninoffs 3rd Piano Concerto. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... Eldridge Wayne Coleman, (Born September 10, 1943), better known by his ring name Superstar Billy Graham, is a retired American professional wrestler. ... Jesse Ventura (born July 15, 1951, as James George Janos), 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. ... Robert Gino Marella. ... André the Giant (May 19, 1946 – January 27, 1993) was a professional wrestler and actor, born André René Roussimoff. ... James Reiher (born May 18, 1943) is an American professional wrestler, better known by his ring name of Jimmy Superfly Snuka. ... Don Muraco (Born Don Morrow on September 10, 1949), also known as The Magnificent Muraco was a Hawaiian professional wrestler in the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s. ... Paul Orndorff (born October 29, 1949 in Brandon, Florida) is a former National Football League player and former professional wrestler, best known for his appearances with the World Wrestling Federation throughout the 1980s as Mr. ... John Anthony Wisniski Jr. ... Richard Blood (born February 28, 1953 in West Point, New York), better known by his ring name Ricky The Dragon Steamboat, is an American former professional wrestler. ... Hossein Khosrow Ali Vaziri (born on March 15, 1943) is a retired Iranian professional wrestler better known by his stage name The Iron Sheik. ...


According to several reports, the elder McMahon warned his son: "Vinny, what are you doing? You'll wind up at the bottom of a river." In spite of such warnings, the younger McMahon had an even bolder ambition: the WWF would tour nationally. However, such a venture required huge capital investment; one that placed the WWF on the verge of financial collapse.


The future of not just McMahon's experiment, but also the WWF, the NWA, and the whole industry came down to the success or failure of McMahon's groundbreaking concept, WrestleMania. WrestleMania was a pay-per-view extravaganza (in some areas; most areas of the country saw WrestleMania available on closed-circuit television) that McMahon marketed as being the Super Bowl of professional wrestling. Official WrestleMania logo WrestleMania is an annual professional wrestling pay-per-view event produced by World Wrestling Entertainment since 1985. ... Pay-per-view is the name given to a system by which television viewers can call and order events to be seen on TV and pay for the private telecast of that event to their homes later. ... The usage of surveillance cameras is increasing rapidly. ... The winning Super Bowl team receives the Vince Lombardi Trophy. ...


The concept of a wrestling super card was nothing new in North America; the NWA had been running StarrCade a few years prior to WrestleMania, and even the elder McMahon had marketed large Shea Stadium cards viewable in closed-circuit locations. However, McMahon wanted to take the WWF to the mainstream, targeting the public who were not regular wrestling fans. He drew the interest of the mainstream media by inviting celebrities such as Mr. T and Cyndi Lauper to participate in the event. MTV, in particular, featured a great deal of WWF coverage and programming at this time, in what was termed the Rock 'n' Wrestling Connection. Starrcade was the primary supercard of the NWA and World Championship Wrestling from 1983-2000. ... William A. Shea Municipal Stadium, usually shortened to Shea Stadium, is an American baseball stadium in Flushing, New York. ... For the animated series, see Mister T (TV series). ... This article does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... MTV (Music Television) is an American cable television network headquartered in New York City. ...


The Golden Age

The original WrestleMania, held in 1985, was a resounding success. This event is sometimes credited as the debut of what McMahon called "sports entertainment." However, as mentioned above, his father had emphasized pro wrestling's entertainment value some years before. The WWF did incredible business on the shoulders of McMahon and his all-American babyface hero, Hulk Hogan, for the next several years, creating what some observers dubbed a second golden age for professional wrestling. However, by the 1990s the WWF's fortunes steadily declined as fans were tired of Hulk Hogan's ability to beat anyone and everyone whenever he wanted. WrestleMania (chronologically known as WrestleMania I) was the first WrestleMania professional wrestling event from the World Wrestling Federation, which took place on March 31, 1985 in New York, New York at the world-famous Madison Square Garden. ... 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... In professional wrestling, a face is a character who is portrayed as being moral or approving (that is, faces are good guys or crowd favorites). The vast majority of wrestling storylines (though not all) place a heel (or bad guy) against a face. ... Terrence Terry Gene Bollea (born on August 11, 1953) is an American actor and semi-retired professional wrestler better known by his ring name Hulk Hogan. ...


The New Generation

The World Wrestling Federation logo (1995 - 1998)
The World Wrestling Federation logo (1995 - 1998)

The WWF hit a low point in the wake of allegations of steroid abuse and distribution made against McMahon and the WWF in 1994; there were also allegations of sexual harassment made by WWF employees. McMahon was eventually exonerated, but it was a public relations nightmare for the WWF. The steroid trial cost the WWF an estimated $5 million at a time when revenues were at an all-time low. To compensate, McMahon cut the pay of both wrestlers and front office personnel - close to 40% in the latter case (and about 50% for top level managers such as Bobby Heenan and Jimmy Hart, who both left). This helped drive many WWF wrestlers to its only major competition, World Championship Wrestling (WCW), between 1993 and 1996. During this time period, WWF promoted itself as "The New WWF Generation" which was led by Shawn Michaels, Diesel, Razor Ramon, Bret Hart, and The Undertaker. In an effort to promote them and other young talent as the new superstars of the ring WWF began to play on the age restrictions which former WWF wrestlers such as Hulk Hogan and Randy Savage (who by now were working for WCW) now faced. This is best seen in the Billionaire Ted parodies of 1996 (a reference to WCW's owner and patron, media mogul Ted Turner) which culminated in a "rasslin" match during the warm-up to WrestleMania XII. Image File history File links WWELogo_94-98. ... Image File history File links WWELogo_94-98. ... Sexual harassment is harassment or unwelcome attention of a sexual nature. ... Public relations (PR) is the business, organizational, philanthropic, or social function of managing communication between an organization and its audiences. ... Chemical structure of the natural anabolic hormone testosterone, 17b-hydroxy-4-androsten-3-one. ... Bobby The Brain Heenan (born Raymond Louis Heenan on November 1, 1944 in Chicago, Illinois), is an American professional wrestling manager and commentator. ... The Mouth of the South Jimmy Hart (also known as The Colonel) (born January 1, 1943 in Memphis, Tennessee) is a professional wrestling manager, executive, composer and musician. ... World Championship Wrestling (WCW) was an American professional wrestling promotion which, in its proper form, existed from 1988 to 2001. ... el 18 de mayo nacio claudia // 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... Michael Shawn Hickenbottom (born July 22, 1965) is an American professional wrestler, better known by the ring name Shawn Michaels. ... Kevin Scott Nash (born July 9, 1959 in Detroit, Michigan) is an American professional wrestler and actor. ... Scott Oliver Hall (born October 20, 1958) is an American professional wrestler currently contracted to WWE in its WWE Legends program. ... Bret Sergeant Hart (born July 2, 1957) is a Canadian former professional wrestler, and part of the famous Hart wrestling family. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Billionaire Ted Billionaire Ted was a character created by the World Wrestling Federation in 1996 to poke fun at the World Championship Wrestling owner (and owner of several TV networks, among other things) Ted Turner. ... Robert Edward Turner III (born November 19, 1938 in Cincinnati, Ohio) is an American media mogul and philanthropist. ... WrestleMania XII was the twelfth WrestleMania event promoted by the World Wrestling Federation. ...


The Attitude Era

During the 1990s wrestling boom, starting with Steve Austin's now infamous Austin 3:16 speech, shortly after defeating Jake Roberts in the tournament finals at the 1996 King of the Ring pay-per-view, the WWF moved away from its "family era" and began broadcasting more violence, swearing, and more edgy angles in its attempt to compete with WCW. After Bret Hart left for WCW following the infamous Montreal Screwjob incident, Vince McMahon used the resulting backlash in the creation of his "Mr. McMahon" character, a dictatorial and fierce ruler who favored heels who were "good for business" over "misfit" faces like Austin. This, in turn, led to the Austin vs. McMahon feud, which, along with the formation of D-Generation X, laid the foundation for the Attitude Era. The Attitude Era also featured the established Monday Night Wars, where both WCW and the WWF had Monday night shows that competed against each other in the ratings. The 1990s Wrestling Boom (sometimes referred to as the 3rd Golden Age of Wrestling) was a period in professional wrestling in North America where it received unprecedented TV ratings, pay-per-view buys and media attention, perhaps even dwarfing the 1980s Wrestling Boom. ... Steven James Williams (born Steven James Anderson on December 18, 1964), better known by his ring name Stone Cold Steve Austin or simply Steve Austin, is an American actor and former professional wrestler. ... Steven James Williams (born Steven James Anderson on December 18, 1964), better known by his ring name Stone Cold Steve Austin or simply Steve Austin, is an American actor and former professional wrestler. ... Aurelian Jake Smith, Jr. ... King of the Ring logo (1999-present) King of the Ring is an annual World Wrestling Entertainment tournament first held in 1985. ... Look up Profanity in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... World Championship Wrestling (WCW) was an American professional wrestling promotion which, in its proper form, existed from 1988 to 2001. ... Bret Sergeant Hart (born July 2, 1957) is a Canadian former professional wrestler, and part of the famous Hart wrestling family. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... In professional wrestling, a heel is a villain character who is portrayed as behaving in an immoral manner; sometimes they are humorously referred to as evil. In non-wrestling jargon, heels are often bad guys in pro wrestling storylines. ... D-Generation X (a. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...

The World Wrestling Federation logo (1998 - 2002) that WWE is now prohibited from using after its agreement with the conservation organization WWF.
The World Wrestling Federation logo (1998 - 2002) that WWE is now prohibited from using after its agreement with the conservation organization WWF.

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Business advances

On April 29, 1999, the WWF made its return to terrestrial television by launching a special program known as SmackDown! on the fledgling UPN network. The Thursday-night show became a weekly series on August 26, 1999. April 29 is the 119th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (120th in leap years). ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... Terrestrial television (also known as over-the-air, OTA or broadcast television) was the traditional method of television broadcast signal delivery prior to the advent of cable and satellite television. ... WWE Friday Night SmackDown! is a professional wrestling television program for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) and is the flagship broadcast of the SmackDown! brand. ... UPN (which originally stood for the United Paramount Network) was a television network in over 200 markets in the United States. ... August 26 is the 238th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (239th in leap years). ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ...


On the back of the success of the Attitude Era, on October 19, 1999 the WWF's parent company, Titan Sports (by this time renamed World Wrestling Federation Entertainment, Inc.) became a publicly traded company, offering 10 million shares priced at $17 each. WWF announced its desire to diversify, including creating a nightclub in Times Square, producing feature films, and book publishing. October 19 is the 292nd day of the year (293rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... The World was a WWE-themed restaurant in Times Square in New York City on the corner of Broadway and 43rd Street. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


In 2000 the WWF, in collaboration with television network NBC, announced the creation of the XFL, a new professional football league that debuted in 2001. The league had surprisingly high ratings for the first few weeks, but initial interest waned and its ratings plunged to dismally low levels (one of its games was the lowest-rated primetime show in the history of American television). NBC walked out on the venture after only one season, but McMahon intended to continue alone. However, after UPN demanded that SmackDown! be cut by half an hour, McMahon shut down the XFL.[3] NBC (an acronym for National Broadcasting Company, its former corporate name) is an American television network headquartered in the GE Building in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... The XFL was a professional American football league that played for one season in 2001. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ...


Acquisition of WCW and ECW

With the success of the Attitude Era, WCW's already shaky financial situation deteriorated even further. It only survived because Ted Turner retained control over it as a result of Turner Broadcasting System's merger with Time Warner. However, after Time Warner merged with AOL, Turner's power was considerably reduced, and the newly merged company decided to shed its dead weight, namely WCW which was now losing scores of millions of dollars each year. In March 2001, WWF Entertainment, Inc. acquired World Championship Wrestling, Inc. from AOL Time Warner for a number reported to be around $7 million. With this purchase, WWF was now the largest wrestling promotion in the world, and practially the only one in North America. It would remain so until the launch of Total Nonstop Action Wrestling in 2002. Robert Edward Turner III (born November 19, 1938 in Cincinnati, Ohio) is an American media mogul and philanthropist. ... Turner Broadcasting System logo The Turner Broadcasting System (often abbreviated to Turner or TBS) is the company managing the collection of cable networks and properties started by Ted Turner from the mid-1970s to the late-1990s. ... Time Warner Inc. ... Screenshot of AOL.com AOL LLC (formerly America Online, Inc) is an American online service provider, bulletin board system, and media company operated by Time Warner. ... Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) is an American professional wrestling promotion founded by Jeff Jarrett and his father Jerry Jarrett in May 2002. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ...


The assets of Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW), which had folded after filing for bankruptcy protection in April 2001, were purchased by WWE in mid-2003. This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Notice of closure stuck on the door of a computer store the day after its parent company, Granville Technology Group Ltd, declared bankruptcy (strictly, put into administration - see text) in the UK. Bankruptcy is a legally declared inability or impairment of ability of a individuals or organizations to pay their...


World Wrestling Entertainment

In 2000, the World Wildlife Fund (also WWF), an environmental organization now called the World Wide Fund for Nature, sued the World Wrestling Federation. A British court agreed that Titan Sports had violated a 1994 agreement which had limited the permissible use of the WWF initials overseas, particularly in merchandising.[4] 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) is an international non-governmental organization for the conservation, research and restoration of the natural environment, formerly named the World Wildlife Fund, which remains its official name in the United States and Canada. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ...


On Sunday May 5, 2002, the company quietly changed all references on its website from "WWF" to "WWE", while switching the URL from WWF.com to WWE.com. The next day, a press release announced the official name change from World Wrestling Federation Entertainment, Inc. to World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc., or WWE, and the change was publicized later that day during a telecast of Monday Night RAW, which emanated from the Hartford Civic Center in Hartford, Connecticut. For a short time, WWE used the slogan "Get The 'F' Out".[5] The company had also been ordered by court to stop using the old WWF Attitude logo on any of its properties and to censor all past references to WWF, as they no longer owned the trademark to the initials WWF in 'specified circumstances'.[6] May 5 is the 125th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (126th in leap years). ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... Uniform Resource Locator (URL) is a technical, Web-related term used in two distinct meanings: in popular usage, it is a widespread synonym for Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) — many popular and technical texts will use the term URL when referring to URI; strictly, the idea of a uniform syntax for... The Hartford Civic Center is a sports and convention complex located in Hartford, Connecticut, owned by the City of Hartford and operated by Madison Square Garden Connecticut under contract with the Connecticut Development Authority. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


In April 2002, about a month before the name change, WWE decided to create two separate rosters, one on RAW, the other on SmackDown! due to the overabundance of talent left over from the Invasion storyline (which involved talent from the absorbed ECW and WCW rosters interacting in WWF storylines). This is known as the WWE Brand Extension. Following the Brand Extension, a yearly Draft Lottery was instituted to exchange members of each roster and generally refresh the lineups. This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... WWE Friday Night SmackDown! is a professional wrestling television program for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) and is the flagship broadcast of the SmackDown! brand. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The WWE Draft (also known as the WWE Draft Lottery) is an annual event held by World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) in which a few members of the its brands, RAW ,SmackDown! and ECW, jump to another brand. ...


In August 2002, the company launched WWE Niagara Falls, a retail establishment in Niagara Falls, Ontario. An editor has expressed a concern that the subject of the article does not satisfy the notability guideline or one of the following guidelines for inclusion on Wikipedia: Biographies, Books, Companies, Fiction, Music, Neologisms, Numbers, Web content, or several proposals for new guidelines. ... Niagara Falls, Ontario from Niagara Falls State Park in winter Location of Niagara Falls in the Niagara Region Niagara Falls, Ontario (2001 population 78,815) is a city on the Niagara River, in the Golden Horseshoe region. ...


On May 26, 2006, WWE revived Extreme Championship Wrestling as its third brand. The new ECW program airs Tuesday nights, on the Sci Fi Channel.[7] May 26 is the 146th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (147th in leap years). ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) is a professional wrestling brand of World Wrestling Entertainment, based on the independent promotion Extreme Championship Wrestling that lasted from 1992 to 2001. ... SCI FI (sometimes rendered Sci-Fi when part of a longer phrase) is an American cable television channel, launched on September 24, 1992, specializing in science fiction, fantasy, horror, and paranormal programming. ...


Championships and accomplishments

Current champions

Brand Championship Current champion(s) Date won Date aired
RAW WWE Champion John Cena September 17, 2006 September 17, 2006
WWE Intercontinental Champion Umaga February 19, 2007 February 19, 2007
WWE Women's Champion Melina February 19, 2007 February 19, 2007
World Tag Team Champions John Cena and Shawn Michaels January 29, 2007 January 29, 2007
SmackDown! World Heavyweight Champion Batista November 26, 2006 November 26, 2006
WWE United States Champion Chris Benoit October 10, 2006 October 13, 2006
WWE Cruiserweight Champion Chavo Guerrero February 18, 2007 February 18, 2007
WWE Tag Team Champions Paul London and Brian Kendrick May 21, 2006 May 21, 2006
ECW ECW World Champion Bobby Lashley December 3, 2006 December 3, 2006

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Michael Shawn Hickenbottom (born July 22, 1965) is an American professional wrestler, better known by the ring name Shawn Michaels. ... January 29 is the 29th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the Anno Domini (common) era. ... January 29 is the 29th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the Anno Domini (common) era. ... WWE Friday Night SmackDown! is a professional wrestling television program for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) and is the flagship broadcast of the SmackDown! brand. ... The World Heavyweight Championship belt (2002- present) The World Heavyweight Championship is a professional wrestling championship. ... David Michael Bautista (born January 18, 1969[1]), better known as Dave Batista or by the ring name Batista, is an American professional wrestler. ... 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Kerwin White Salvador Chavito Guerrero III also known as Chavo Guerrero, Jr. ... February 18 is the 49th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the Anno Domini (common) era. ... February 18 is the 49th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the Anno Domini (common) era. ... WWE Tag Team Championship belt The World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Tag Team Championship is a professional wrestling tag team title. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... May 21 is the 141st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (142nd in leap years). ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... May 21 is the 141st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (142nd in leap years). ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... 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Accomplishments

Brand Accomplishment Latest winner Date won
SmackDown! King of the Ring Booker T May 21, 2006
RAW, SmackDown!, ECW Royal Rumble The Undertaker January 28, 2007
Money in the Bank Rob Van Dam April 2, 2006
RAW, Smackdown! Diva Search Layla El August 16, 2006

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Current developmental territory champions

Promotion Championship
or accomplishment
Current champion(s) Date won Date aired
OVW OVW Heavyweight Champion Idol Stevens March 14, 2007 March 17, 2007
OVW Television Champion Boris Alexiev March 14, 2007 March 17, 2007
OVW Southern Tag Team Champions Cody Runnels and Shawn Spears December 13, 2006 December 16, 2006
OVW Women's Champion Katie Lea November 1, 2006 November 4, 2006
DSW Deep South Heavyweight Champion Bradley Jay March 8, 2007 March 18, 2007
Deep South Tag Team Champions Team Elite
(Derrick Neikirk and Mike Knox)
March 8, 2007 March 18, 2007

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Defunct promotion championships and accomplishments

1Has the same lineage as the WWE Championship. The WWE Undisputed Championship title belt (2002) The WWE Undisputed Championship (referred to previously as the WWF Undisputed Championship) was briefly the top championship in World Wrestling Entertainment. ... The original WWE Hardcore Championship belt World Wrestling Entertainments Hardcore Championship was a championship defended under hardcore rules: No Disqualifications, meaning all weapons are legal. ... The WWE European Championship belt The WWE European Championship is an inactive title competed for in World Wrestling Entertainment. ... The WWF Kuwaiti Cup Tournament was a short-lived annual professional wrestling tournament held by the World Wrestling Federation in 1996 and 1997 in Kuwait City, Kuwait. ... WWF Light Heavyweight Championship (1997-2001). ... The WWF Kuwaiti Cup Tournament was a short-lived annual professional wrestling tournament held by the World Wrestling Federation in 1996 and 1997 in Kuwait City, Kuwait. ... The Million Dollar Belt The Million-Dollar Belt was an unsanctioned title in the World Wrestling Federation created by The Million Dollar Man Ted DiBiase. ... so the current owner of this title is dumb old ric flair screw him ... The WWF Womens Tag Team Championship was a short-lived title in the World Wrestling Federation. ... The WWF International Heavyweight Championship is a former championship recognized by NWA Northeast, the World Wrestling Federation, New Japan Pro Wrestling, and the Japanese UWF. The title existed from 1959 through 1963 and again from 1982 through 1985. ... The WWF Junior Heavyweight Championship is a former championship recognized by the World (Wide) Wrestling Federation and New Japan Pro Wrestling for wrestlers of smaller size. ... The WWE or WWF International Tag Team Championship Title Belts were a short lived title in the wwe. ... The WWF New Japan Martial Arts Championship was a professional wrestling championship contested in the World Wrestling Federation and in New Japan Pro Wrestling. ... The WWF North American Championship was a short-lived title in the World Wrestling Federation from 1979 until 1981. ... The WWWF United States Championship was a short-lived title in the World Wide Wrestling Federation from 1970 until 1976. ... The WWWF United States Tag Team Championship was a major tag team title in the World Wide Wrestling Federation from 1963 until 1967. ... The WWE Championship belt, April 11 2005 – August 20, 2006; September 18, 2006 – present The World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Championship is a professional wrestling title. ...


Defunct developmental territories championships

The OVW Hardcore Championship was a short-lived hardcore wrestling title in World Wrestling Entertainments developmental territory, Ohio Valley Wrestling. ... The OVW Light Heavyweight Championship was the title, created in 1999, designated for the smaller wrestlers of Ohio Valley Wrestling. ...

References

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