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About World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
WWE, also known by its legal name of World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. is an American publicly traded, privately controlled entertainment company that deals primarily in professional wrestling, with major revenue sources also coming from film, music, product licensing and direct product sales.
"WWE" also refers to the professional wrestling promotion itself, founded by Jess McMahon and Toots Mondt in 1952, and, as of 2011, the largest in the world, holding about 320 house shows a year and broadcasting to about 36 million viewers in more than 150 countries.
Like in other professional wrestling promotions, WWE shows are not legitimate sporting 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. WWE first acknowledged this publicly in 1981, breaking the gentlemen's agreement that previously existed among promoters.
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, the McMahons hold approximately 70% of WWE's equity and 96% of the voting power in the company. The company's headquarters are located in Stamford, Connecticut, with offices in New York City, Los Angeles, London, Shanghai, Tokyo, Singapore, and Mumbai.
The promotion was previously called the Capitol Wrestling Corporation (CWC), the World Wide Wrestling Federation (WWWF), the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) and World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). Since 2011, the company has officially branded itself solely as "WWE", which is no longer an acronym, though the company's legal name was not changed.
Updated March 10th
- 30-man "Over The Top Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal" match announced for WrestleMania XXX by Hulk Hogan.
- Ultimate Warrior's inductor revealed to be Linda McMahon. More details here.
- Video and more info about Brock Lesnar's thrown monitor landing in crowd here.
- The Undertaker added to Smackdown taping and updated info on his schedule here.
- More backstage news on CM Punk being done with WWE here.
- Paul Bearer to be inducted to the Class of 2014 Hall of Fame. Announcement video here.
Elimination Chamber 2014 was the fifth annual Elimination Chamber pay-per-view event. It took place on February 23, 2014, at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The pay-per-view consists of a main event and under-card that features championship matches and other various matches. (Read More.....)
Superstar of the Month
Dean Ambrose is an American professional wrestler signed to WWE. He is one-third of the stable The Shield, and is the current United States Champion in his first reign. He was previously known for his work on the independent circuit under his former ring name Jon Moxley before signing with WWE...(Read More....)
Diva of the Month
AJ Lee is an American professional wrestler. She is the current WWE Divas Champion in her first reign. After signing with WWE in 2009, AJ was part of the third season of NXT in 2010, placing third in the competition. In 2012, after being involved in several relationships with wrestlers feuding over the WWE Championship and World Heavyweight Championship, while also being Raw General Manager for almost three months...(Read More....)
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