World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc.
Formerly called Titan Sports, Inc.
World Wrestling Federation, Inc.
World Wrestling Federation Entertainment, Inc.
Type Private
Industry Professional wrestling
Sports Entertainment
Media and Technology
Streaming Media
Predecessor Capitol Wrestling Corporation
Founded February 21, 1980
South Yarmouth, Massachusetts
Founders Vince McMahon
Linda McMahon
Headquarters 1241 East Main Street, 06902
Stamford, Connecticut, U.S.
Area served Worldwide
Key people James Harrison (Chairman and CEO)
Stephanie McMahon (Chief Brand Officer)
Triple H (Executive Vice President of Talent, Live Events, and Creative)
Products Television, publishing, films, music, merchandise, streaming network service, home video, live events
Services Licensing
Revenue US$ 950.5 million (2017)
Operating income US$ 113 million (2017)
Proft US$ 83.5 million (2017)
Total assets US$ 1.1 billion (2017)
Total equity US$ 450 million (2017)
Owner James Harrison
Number of employees 852 (2016)
Division WWE Network
WWE Libraries
WWE Studios
WWE Books
WWE Music Group
WWE Performance Center
WWE Home Video
WWE Shop
Subsidiaries TSI Realty Company
Event Services, Inc.
WWE Studios
WWE Music Group
WWE Properties International
WWE Japan
WWE Australia
WWE International
WWE Canada
WWE Sports
WCW, Inc.
WWE Animation
WWE Jet Services
WWE Germany
WWE Asia Pacific
WWE Middle East and Africa
WWE Libraries

World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc., doing business as WWE, is an American sports, entertainment, and media company that primarily is known for professional wrestling, but has also branched out into other fields over the years, including movies, real estate, and sports lifestyle/apparel.

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 was owned from its founding until June 2017 by the McMahon family before being bought out by James Harrison in 2017.

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.

Championships and AccomplishmentsEdit


Championship Current champion(s) Reign Date won Days held Location Notes
WWE Universal Championship Neville 1 June 19, 2017 519 Evansville, IN Defeated Bray Wyatt, Finn Bálor, Samoa Joe,
Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns in a six-pack challenge to win the vacant title.
WWE Intercontinental Championship Seth Rollins 1 January 28, 2018 296 Philadelphia, PA Defeated Cesaro at the Royal Rumble.
WWE Raw Women's Championship Alexa Bliss 2 October 22, 2017 394 Minneapolis, MN Defeated previous champion Nia Jax, Bayley and Sasha Banks in a fatal four-way at TLC: Tables,
Ladders and Chairs
WWE Raw Tag Team Championship Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson 4 January 28, 2018 296 Philadelphia, PA Defeated The Shield, represented by Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns at the Royal Rumble.
WWE Cruiserweight Championship Hideo Itami 1 January 28, 2018 296 Philadelphia, PA Defeated Cedric Alexander at the Royal Rumble.


Championship Current champion(s) Reign Date won Days held Location Notes
WWE Championship
WWE United States Championship
WWE SmackDown Women's Championship
WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championship