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  WWE Corporate
Vince McMahon, Chairman of the Board of World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (WWE), is a third generation promoter who has made WWE into the global phenomenon it is today.
In 1982, he purchased the Capitol Wrestling Corporation from his father and decided to take what had been a regional operation and turn it into a national venture.
The names of all World Wrestling Entertainment televised and live programming, talent names, images, likenesses, slogans and wrestling moves and all World Wrestling Entertainment logos are trademarks which are the exclusive property of World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
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  World Wrestling Entertainment - the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
World Wrestling Entertainment is a publicly-traded company, but the vast majority of voting shares are owned by chairmanVince McMahon, wife and CEO Linda McMahon, son Shane McMahon, and daughterStephanie McMahon-Levesque.
Capitol dominated professional wrestling in the Northeastern United States during the mid-20th century, when it was divided into strictly regional enterprises.
While the concept of a wrestling supercard was nothing new, even in North America (NWA's Starrcade had existed for a fewyears), McMahon drew the interest of the mainstream media by inviting celebrities such as Mr.T and Cyndi Lauper to participate in the event.
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 Corporation
Bombay Municipal Corporation Bombay Municipal Corporation (BMC) is the wealthiest municipal corporation of all, in the c...
Corporation A corporation is a Civil law systems may refer to corporations as "moral persons;" they may also go by the n...
Sirius Cybernetics Corporation The Sirius Cybernetics Corporation is a Marvin the Paranoid Android.
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 Capitol
Architect of the Capitol The Architect of the Capitol is responsible to the United States Botanic Garden, the Capitol Po...
Capitol A Capitol is a building that houses the administration of certain governments.
Capitol Heights, Maryland Capitol Heights is a town located in 2000 census, the town had a total population of 4,138.
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 Book Encyclopedia - Web Library   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
World Wrestling Entertainment is a publicly-traded company, but the vast majority (70%) of voting shares are owned by Chairman Vince McMahon, his wife, Chief Executive Officer Linda McMahon, his son, Executive Vice President of Global Media Shane McMahon, and his daughter, Vice President of Creative Writing Stephanie McMahon-Levesque.
The concept of a wrestling supercard was nothing new in North America; the NWA had been running StarrCade a few years prior to Wrestlemania.
Borrowing many of the exciting wrestling and storyline styles from then-insurgent wrestling promotion ECW, the WWF Attitude Era was based largely on the growing popularity of the wrestler Stone Cold Steve Austin.
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 World Wrestling Entertainment - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
World Wrestling Entertainment is a publicly-traded company, but 70% of voting shares are owned by Chairman Vince McMahon, his wife, CEO Linda McMahon, his son, Executive Vice President of Global Media Shane McMahon, and his daughter, Vice President of Creative Writing Stephanie McMahon-Levesque.
Mondt and the WWWF wanted Rogers to keep the NWA Championship, but Rogers was unwilling to sacrifice his $25,000 deposit on the belt (titleholders at the time had to pay a deposit to ensure they would honor their commitments as champion).
Mick Foley, as Mankind, became one of the most beloved figures in wrestling after the memorable Hell in a Cell match at 1998 King of the Ring, where Foley was thrown off the cage by The Undertaker, who himself remained one of the WWF's most popular, beloved, and enduring characters.
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 WWE [Definition]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
World Wrestling Entertainment, or WWE, is a professional wrestlingProfessional wrestling is a form of performance entertainment where the participants engage in simulated sporting matches.
Capitol dominated professional wrestling in the Northeastern United StatesThe United States of America, also referred to as the United States, U.S.A., U.S., US, America┬╣, the States, or (archaically) Columbia, is a federal republic of fifty states, mostly in central North America.
The lawsuit dealt with the wrestling company's breaching of an agreement with the Fund over use of the initials "WWF" in the United KingdomThe United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is a country in western Europe, and a member of the European Union.
www.wikimirror.com /WWE   (11458 words)

  
 World Wrestling Entertainment Summary
WWE 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 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.
Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW), which was at one point the number three promotion in North America after WWF and WCW, folded around the same time, with its assets being purchased by WWFE in October 2001.
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 Special event insurance World Wrestling Entertainment, more information about World Wrestling Entertainment
The NWA is a broad group of wrestling companies that recognized an undisputed champion, who went from wrestling company to wrestling company in the alliance and defended the belt around the world.
Capitol dominated professional wrestling in the Northeastern United States during the mid-20th century, when it was divided into strictly regional enterprises.
The concept of a wrestling supercard was nothing new in North America; the NWA had been running Starrcade a few years prior to Wrestlemania.
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 World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) « JUVENILE GEMS
World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (WWE) is a publicly traded, privately controlled integrated media (focusing in television, internet, and live events), and sports entertainment company dealing primarily in the professional wrestling industry, with major revenue sources also coming from movies, music, product licensing, and direct product sales.
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 assets of Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW), which had folded after filing for bankruptcy protection in April 2001, were purchased by WWE in mid-2003.
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 World Wrestling Entertainment - Pictures   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Capitol dominated pro wrestling in the Northeastern United States during the mid-20th century, when it was divided into strictly regional enterprises.
The rock and wrestling era was characterized by bright, colourful, and sometimes terrible circus-like gimmicks.
While the WWF's success was great, professional wrestling is a cyclical business; and to make up for this, WWFE (the original stock-ticker name for WWF Enterainment) would diversify into other businesses, including a nightclub in Times Square and a book publishing business.
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 Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal
Although professional wrestling has been on television throughout the medium's existence, not all broadcasts were recorded, nor necessarily saved, and most promotions, including WWE, did not have a regular television presence until the 1970s.
For many decades until the mid-1980s, the NWA acted as a governing body of the many various regional wrestling promotions, and membership allowed for decreased regional competition and the shared use of big-name stars for local events.
WWE (as Capitol Wrestling) was a member of the NWA between 1952 and 1963, and again (as the WWWF) between 1971 and 1983.
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 Wrestling's Kingpin
He's the chairman of the board of World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (WWE) — a multimillion dollar business which is now the biggest wrestling promotion firm in the world — and one of the company's biggest on-screen personalities.
After his first promotional job in 1971, McMahon worked for his father until 1982 when he and his wife, Linda, bought the Capitol Wrestling Corporation from his father and turned it into what is now World Wrestling Entertainment (formerly the World Wrestling Federation).
He changed the company from a regional operation to a national one, and it is now the only major wrestling franchise in the United States.
www.centralmaine.com /sports/stories/030622mcmahon.shtml   (1203 words)

  
 OFFICERS
McMahon worked at Capitol Wrestling Corporation, an enterprise owned by his father, and assisted in the growth of that company's television-programming syndication business.
Corporation, serving as chief financial officer and a member of the board of directors and
Joe Perkins is known as a pioneer in the television syndication of wrestling matches.
www.bsu.edu /web/rmfiranek/profile5.html   (495 words)

  
 [rec.sport.pro-wrestling] FAQ (part 01/02)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
One is rec.sport.pro-wrestling.fantasy, which is for discussion of fantasy wrestling and fantasy wrestling groups.
The wrestling operations are currently handled by Tod Gordon (who also finances the promotion) and Paul Heyman (manager Paul E Dangerously) It is currently available on the Sports Channel America syndication package and on AIN satellite.
cuadrilatero (sp?) (kwa-dri-la-te-roh) the wrestling ring, as in the quadrilateral that is the squared circle.
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 Metro Pulse/Cover/Pro Wrestling   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Pro wrestling 101: A mutant offspring of carnival sideshows in the early part of the 20th century, professional wrestling began in the form of more-or-less legitimate grappling exhibitions and all-comers challenges, but gradually integrated a measure of charlatanry to boost gate receipts.
Fuji wrestled in Knoxville for a few months in the late ’70s, and later retired here to be near his children, whom he sired during a brief marriage while in Tennessee.
Wrestling was rapidly monopolized by the WWF (now the WWE) and, for a time, one other large national promotion.
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 World Wrestling Entertainment - Iridis Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
While the WWF's success was great, professional wrestling is a cyclical business; and to make up for this, WWFE (the original stock-ticker name for WWF Entertainment) would diversify into other businesses, including a nightclub in Times Square and a book publishing business.
The name was changed in the spring of 2002 as it lost a court case with the World Wildlife Fund over the name WWF and the usage of it (for example, wwf.com, which the World Wildlife Fund never actually assumed control of, and fell into the hands of a squatter).
Instead of focussing on wrestling movies, the WWE is planning to produce their own movies that are non-wrestling related.
www.iridis.com /WWE   (3219 words)

  
 Articles - Vince McMahon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The first thing he did as full owner of the WWF was to break away from the National Wrestling Alliance, as his vision of a new, national wrestling promotion was incompatible with their old-school promoting philosophy.
While general knowledge to most wrestling fans, this admission broke the final taboo of the old ways of wrestling, and earned McMahon much ire among old-school fans, wrestlers, and promoters, who were already incensed at McMahon for his invasion into long-held NWA territories.
While wrestling mega-events were not a new idea (the NWA's Starrcade had existed for several years), WrestleMania, held on March 31, 1985, was innovative in its inclusion of mainstream stars, including Mr.
www.lastring.com /articles/Vince_McMahon   (2512 words)

  
 Vince McMahon Biography - Biography.com
Capitol dominated professional wrestling in the Northeastern United States during the mid-20th century, when the sport was divided into strictly regional enterprises.
In 1982, he bought Capitol Wrestling from his father and began an expansion process that would fundamentally alter the character of professional wrestling in America.
McMahon admitted that WWF wrestling was technically not a real sport, as the outcome of each match was known in advance.
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 AskMen.com - Vince McMahon pics
Being a wrestling announcer piqued his interest in the sport even more, and he began to learn the ins and outs of wrestling promotion from his father.
After creating such wrestling stars such as Hulk Hogan and Macho Man, McMahon used the idea of charging audiences to assemble in an arena and watch wrestling matches on a large screen (in the pre-Pay-Per-View days), the first of which was 1985's Wrestlemania.
McMahon was faced by a wrestling corporation monster, with the unlimited resources needed to acquire the WWF's star wrestlers.
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 World Wrestling Entertainment - InformationBlast
In fact, it was not until 1935, the same year Jim Crockett Promotions was formed, that the McMahon family moved into the wrestling business.
But in neither instance did the defecting member attempt to undermine, and destroy, the Territory system that had been the foundation of the wrestling industry.
Other wrestling promoters were furious when McMahon began syndicating WWF shows to TV stations across America.
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 Vince McMahon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
In 1982, Vincent K. McMahon bought his father's wrestling company, the Capitol Wrestling Corporation, and set out to realize the vision known today as the World Wrestling Federation.
Like other professional wrestling operations of the time, Capitol was a regional enterprise.
It's the era of "Attitude" at its finest, and the McMahon family is the proud catalyst.
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 USA TODAY Latest news   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Vincent K. McMahon, WWF chairman of the board since 1980, co-founded the World Wrestling Federation Entertainment, Inc., with his wife, Linda.
You might say that wrestling`s in his blood.
His father, owner of Capitol Wrestling Corporation, was a pioneer of the industry.
www.usatoday.com /life/gallery/wrestling/contenttemplate11.htm   (42 words)

  
 World Wrestling Entertainment - Gurupedia
Toots Mondt took control of the Northeastern United States wrestling circuit as part of the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA).
professional wrestling is a cyclical business; and to make up for this, WWFE (the original stock-ticker name for WWF Enterainment) would diversify into other businesses, including a nightclub in Times Square and a book publishing business.
The name was changed in the spring of 2002 as it lost a court case with the World Wildlife Fund over the name WWF and the usage of it (for example, wwf.com).
www.gurupedia.com /w/ww/wwe.htm   (2652 words)

  
 SportingNews.com Blogs
The National Wrestling Alliance reached out to 39 states and parts of Canada, and their first Champion was Lou Thesz.
The World Wide Wrestling Foundation was formed when Capitol Wrestling Corporation defected from the NWA.
The WWWF dominated the pro wrestling scene in the 50’s and 60’s in the American Northeast.
www.sportingnews.com /blog/Chevans/11474   (1407 words)

  
 WORLD WRESTLING ENTERTAINMENT
World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc., or WWE, is a professional wrestling promotion, currently the largest in North America.
World Wrestling Entertainment is a publicly-traded company, but 70% of voting shares are owned by Chairman Vince McMahon, his wife, CEO Linda McMahon, his son, Executive Vice President of Global Media Shane McMahon, and his daughter, Vice President of Creative Writing Stephanie McMahon-Levesque.
Wrestling Blog is one of the only blogs covering the wrestling business.
www.squidoo.com /WORLDWRESTLINGENTERTAINMENT   (683 words)

  
 Albany, N.Y. : Timesunion.com
Correction: An earlier version of this story contained inaccurate information regarding several pro wrestling figures allegedly implicated in a nationwide steroids investigation.
Kurt Angle, Randy Orton, Oscar Gutierrez, Santino Marella and David Bautista have not been suspended by their respective leagues.
Note: Corrections that appeared only in the print edition of the Times Union can be found daily on page A4 of the newspaper.
timesunion.com /corrections   (159 words)

  
 WWE Company Profile
- McMahon was hired by his father, Vince McMahon Sr., owner of the Capitol Wrestling Corporation, as a WWWF announcer (replacing the retiring Ray Morgan).
McMahon taped his wrestling shows and distributed them nationwide.
The WWE is very secretive about there officers and thus a lot of the informations is hard to find.
www.bsu.edu /web/RCLOHR/profileofficers.html   (286 words)

  
 ECW   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Extreme Championship Wrestling, or as it's fans were fond of proclaiming
Wrestling Federation - a territory spanning the entire Northeast - had an
independent wrestling company grown to be such a force.
www.cripplercrossface.com /articles/ECW.htm   (346 words)

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