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|Type||Public (NYSE: WWE)|
|Industry||Professional wrestling, sports entertainment|
|When it was created||1952|
|Headquarters||Stamford, Connecticut, USA|
Vince McMahon, Chairman, CEO|
Stephanie McMahon, Executive Vice President, Creative
Paul "Triple H" Levesque, Executive Vice President, Talent and Live Events
|Money earned||$99.00 Million USD (2013)|
|Operating income||$138.00 Million (2013)|
|Net income||$99.00 Million (2013)|
|Total assets||$3.372 Billion (2013)|
|Total equity||$2.208 Billion (2013)|
Corporate WWE Web Site
World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc., doing business as WWE, Inc., is a big company that produces professional wrestling shows. It is now the most popular company in the wrestling business. Vince J. McMahon started the company in 1952. His son, Vince K. McMahon is currently the chairman and CEO of the company and runs the company along with his daughter Stephanie and her husband Paul Levesque, better known as Triple H.
The company used to be known as the World Wrestling Federation or the WWF. They changed their name to World Wrestling Entertainment after a lawsuit filed by the World Wide Fund for Nature, formerly known as the World Wildlife Fund, which uses the "WWF" initials in the United States. In 2011, the company rebranded itself as WWE, although its legal name is still World Wrestling Entertainment.
WWE has championships which, within the scripted storylines of professional wrestling, recognize a wrestler as being the best in WWE. Outside of the storylines, championships are awarded to wrestlers who, in the long term, can bring the most business to the company. This business can be measured by ticket sales to live shows, sales of items with that wrestler's picture or catchphrases, purchases of pay-per-view events, or television ratings. From April 2009 to August 2011, many of the championships were exclusive to one of WWE's two brands—Raw and SmackDown. Since August 29, 2011, all WWE events have been "Supershows" that feature wrestlers from both brands. The most important championships are the WWE Championship and the World Heavyweight Championship.
|Championship||Current champion(s)||Reign||Date won||Location||Notes|
|WWE World Heavyweight Championship||Brock Lesnar||4||August 17, 2014||Los Angeles, California||Defeated John Cena at SummerSlam|
|WWE Intercontinental Championship||Dolph Ziggler||4||December 14, 2014||Cleveland, Ohio||Defeated Luke Harper at TLC: Tables, Ladders and Chairs|
|WWE United States Championship||Rusev||1||November 3, 2014||Buffalo, New York||Defeated Sheamus after the Raw broadcast in a special post-show match shown on the WWE Network|
|WWE Tag Team Championship||The Miz and Damien Mizdow|| 1
|November 23, 2014||St. Louis, Missouri||Defeated The Usos, Los Matadores and then-champions Gold and Stardust in a Fatal 4-Way tag team match at Survivor Series|
|WWE Divas Championship||Nikki Bella||2||November 23, 2014||St. Louis, Missouri||Defeated AJ Lee at Survivor Series|
|Accomplishment||Latest winner||Date won|
|Royal Rumble||Batista||January 26, 2014|
|Money in the Bank||Seth Rollins||June 29, 2014|
|André the Giant Memorial Trophy||Cesaro||April 6, 2014|
|Championship||Last champion(s)||Date retired||Notes|
|WWE Hardcore Championship||Rob Van Dam||August 26, 2002||Unified the Title with Intercontinental Championship|
|WWE Cruiserweight Championship||Hornswoggle||March 3, 2008||(Last champion gave up the championship on September 28, 2007.)|
|WWE European Championship||Rob Van Dam||July 21, 2002||Unified the Title with Intercontinental Championship|
|Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) Championship||Ezekiel Jackson||February 16, 2010||Retired as soon as the last champion won it as ECW was canceled.|
|World Tag Team Championship||The Hart Dynasty
(David Hart Smith and Tyson Kidd)
|August 16, 2010||Retired in favor of the WWE Tag Team Championship after 17 months of being kept active while unified.|
|WWE Women's Championship||Layla||September 19, 2010||Retired in a unification match with the WWE Diva's Championship.|
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