World Wrestling Entertainment
Acronym WWE
Industry Professional wrestling
Established February 21, 1980
Headquarters Stamford, Connecticut
Current programming Raw
Founder Vince McMahon
Linda McMahon

World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (d/b/a WWE) is an American publicly traded, privately controlled entertainment company that deals primarily in professional wrestling, with revenue also coming from film, music, video games, product licensing, and direct product sales.

WWE also refers to the professional wrestling promotion itself, founded by Jess McMahon and Toots Mondt in 1952 as Capitol Wrestling Corporation Ltd. As of 2016, it is the largest wrestling promotion in the world, holding over 500 events a year (with the roster divided up into various globally traveling brands), and broadcasting to about 36 million viewers in more than 150 countries. The company's global headquarters is located in Stamford, Connecticut, with offices in major cities across the world.

As in other professional wrestling promotions, WWE shows are not legitimate contests, but purely entertainment-based, featuring storyline-driven, scripted, and choreographed matches, though they often include moves that can put performers at risk of injury if not performed correctly. This was first publicly acknowledged by WWE's owner Vince McMahon in 1989 to avoid taxes from athletic commissions. Since the 1980s, WWE publicly has branded their product as sports entertainment, acknowledging the product's roots in competitive sport and dramatic theater.

The company's majority owner is its chairman and CEO, Vince McMahon. Along with his wife Linda, children Shane and Stephanie, and son-in-law Paul "Triple H" Levesque, the McMahon family holds approximately 70% of WWE's equity and 96% of the voting power. As of August 2014, Eminence Capital, a New York-based hedge fund, acquired a 9.6% stake in WWE while the McMahon family retains 90.4% interest.

The current entity, incorporated on February 21, 1980, was previously known as Titan Sports, Inc., which was founded in 1979 in South Yarmouth, Massachusetts. It acquired Capitol Wrestling Corporation, the holding company for the World Wrestling Federation, in 1982. Titan was renamed World Wrestling Federation, Inc. in 1998, then World Wrestling Federation Entertainment, Inc. in 1999, and finally the current World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. in 2002. Since 2011, the company has officially branded itself solely as WWE though the company's legal name was not changed.


Raw-branded event SmackDown-branded event
Month Name Main Event
January 24, 2021 Royal Rumble 30-man Royal Rumble match
February 14, 2021 Elimination Chamber Chris Jericho vs. John Cena vs. Luke Harper vs. Randy Orton vs. Rusev vs. The Undertaker
March 21, 2021 Fastlane Roman Reigns (c) vs. Samoa Joe
April 4, 2021 WrestleMania XI Sting vs. The Undertaker
May 9, 2021 Backlash Roman Reigns (c) vs. Elias
June 20, 2021 Money in the Bank TBD
July 11, 2021 Extreme Rules TBD
August 15, 2021 SummerSlam TBD
September 19, 2021 Hell in a Cell TBD
October 24, 2021 TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs TBD
November 21, 2021 Survivor Series TBD
December 12, 2021 Clash of Champions TBD

Championships and accomplishmentsEdit

Current championshipsEdit


Championship Current champion(s) Reign Date won Days held
Universal Championship Roman Reigns 1 September 28, 2020 188
Intercontinental Championship Finn Bálor 3 April 4, 2021 1
Raw Women's Championship Nikki Cross 1 July 26, 2020 252
Raw Tag Team Championship Edge and Christian 4 March 21, 2021 14
Cruiserweight Championship Hideo Itami 1 April 4, 2021 1


WWE SmackDown
Championship Current champion(s) Reign Date won Days held
WWE Championship Luke Harper 1 April 4, 2021 1
United States Championship Kevin Owens 1 February 14, 2021 49
SmackDown Women's Championship Lita 1 April 4, 2021 1
SmackDown Tag Team Championship The Usos
(Jey and Jimmy Uso)
1 December 6, 2020 119

Other accomplishmentsEdit

Accomplishment Latest winner(s) Date won Notes
Royal Rumble Elias January 24, 2021 Last eliminated Finn Bálor to win.
André the Giant Memorial Trophy Braun Strowman April 4, 2021 Last eliminated Lars Sullivan to win.
Money in the Bank Shinsuke Nakamura June 21, 2020 Defeated AJ Styles, Aleister Black, Bray Wyatt, Elias and Samoa Joe.
Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic TBA TBA TBA

See alsoEdit