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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.
However, by the 1990s the WWF's fortunes steadily declined as Hulk Hogan's act grew stale, hitting a low point in the wake of allegations of steroid abuse and distribution against McMahon and the WWF in 1994.
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.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/World_Wrestling_Federation   (3834 words)

 UK Court finds World Wildlife Fund's contractual restraint on use of the WWF trademark by World Wrestling Federation, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
When the World Wildlife Fund for Nature sought to enforce its Contract with the World Wrestling Federation restraining use of the initial WWF in trade, the Federation alleged that the Contract was void at common law on the ground of constituting an unreasonable restraint of trade.
The Federation alleged that the restrictions on its use of the initials WWF were void at common law as being unreasonable restraint of trade or alternatively by virtue of Article 81 of the Treaty of Rome*.
The restraint on the use of the initials WWF by the Federation was found to be a real fetter on its trade, but the degree of restrictiveness was not particularly great as the Federation had been able to live and grow with it.
www.wptn.com /utp_001_vol4is5.htm   (778 words)

 The World Wrestling Federation should keep the initials WWF Petition
In light of recent events concerning the World Wrestling Federation having to be renamed to World Wrestling Entertainment, I for one think the World Wildlife Fund should change their name to WWLF.
The initials WWF have been synonymous with wrestling for 23 years, and it should not be stopped due some Wildlife group.
The The World Wrestling Federation should keep the initials WWF Petition to WWF was created by All loyal World Wrestling Federation Fans and written by Chris Markham.
www.petitiononline.com /wwfpet/petition.html   (246 words)

 World Wrestling Federation Entertainment, Inc
In 1989, WWF registered the trademark “World Wrestling Federation” for a term of 20 years.
WWF was decided within that time frame) and the process costs an estimated $1000 plus fees to be paid to the member(s) of the Administrative Panel.
WWF, where the trademark holder is being protected from clearly abusive registration and the domain name holder has no legitimate interests in the domain name.
www.jolt.unc.edu /vol1/wwf.htm   (6028 words)

 world wide wrestling federation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The WWWF became the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) in mid-1979.
Some have claimed that the World Wide Wrestling Federation and it's champion apparently are content to stay in the Northeast territory of the United States,...
The change of name from WWWF (World Wide Wrestling Federation, I believe) to WWF (World Wrestling Federation) occurred in 1979; it was a cosmetic change...
www.getwweinfo.com /48/world-wide-wrestling-federation.html   (357 words)

 BBC NEWS | South Asia | Women's wrestling called off
The state-run wrestling federation said it hoped to be able to hold the competition in a few months' time.
The federation's insistence that the competitors would be fully dressed and would not be wearing shorts failed to reassure Islamic protesters.
Despite the threats, the sporting federation had hoped the tournament would take place, and even changed the venue, moving it from a national gymnasium to a women's sports centre in a residential neighbourhood.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/south_asia/3864783.stm   (324 words)

 BBC - h2g2 - World Wrestling Federation
However, the World Wrestling Federation has proved itself over and over again to be a very popular and hugely succesful business.
There is a general feeling among fans of WWF that those who don't 'get it' should leave those who do, to get on with watching the matches.
The World Wrestling Federation, WWF, is not be confused with WWF, the World Wide Fund for Nature.
www.bbc.co.uk /dna/getwriting/A252721   (459 words)

 World Wrestling Federation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The tale is basically a short story of the history of professional wrestling from 1948 to 2001.
The key figure, of course, is the son of the founder of the WWF (...
Wrestling's One Ring Circus: The Death of the World Wrestling Federation
all-about-wrestling.info /world-wrestling-federation   (225 words)

 WWE World Wrestling Entertainment News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
This is the whole story of how WCW should have been the biggest wrestling promotion in the world, and how with the help of a number of greedy individuals and writers with no wrestling knowledge and no...
Since the World Wrestling Federation is one of the biggest draws on television and is the biggest draw on cable, it was mandatory that we check out the return of one of its biggest stars, Stone Cold Steve Austin...
Lawler, who quit his top job at the World Wrestling Federation in protest over the firing of his wife, Stacy, still seems to think the WWF is considering taking him back when evidence to the contrary is overwhelming.
www.brachman.com /more-wwf.htm   (1456 words)

 ABC News: When Headlocks Met Hollywood: Tinseltown's Longtime Affair With Wrestling
Wrestler John Cena hopes to be World Wrestling Entertainment's next crossover star, with a new CD and a movie in the fall.
The setting could not be more appropriate as WWE — formerly known as the World Wrestling Federation — will present "Wrestlemania 21" on April 3 in the shadow of Hollywood at Los Angeles' Staples Center.
Wrestling — or what some have referred to as "sports entertainment" in recent years — calls on its performers to adopt an in-ring persona when they entertain the audience.
abcnews.go.com /Entertainment/Sports/story?id=600213&page=1   (304 words)

 WWF, Qualcomm wrestling fans to wireless | CNET News.com
San Diego chipmaker Qualcomm will wrestle with the technological end of these wireless services, which are planned to be sold on a subscription basis, WWF spokesman Jayson Bernstein said Wednesday.
Wrestling fan Angela Moubray said she would buy what the WWF is selling.
The WWF services will be written to run on the cell phone operating system called BREW, or binary runtime environment for Windows.
news.com.com /2100-1033-276950.html   (752 words)

 Brandweek: Grapplin' for dollars - World Wrestling Federation and World Championship Wrestling vying for advertising ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Turner's World Championship Wrestling recently snagged two new heavy-hitting accounts, Little Caesar's pizza and Coors beer, and is still riding high from last year's 78% increase in ad revenue over the previous year.
Titan Sports' World Wrestling Federation, airing on USA and in syndication, has signed Nike for a heavy second quarter ad schedule, the first major wrestling commitment for the athletic footwear maker, and had its ad revenues increase 300% within the last year.
Certainly no less rabid are the WWF fans, who have made the wrestling shows recordbreakers for USA Network, pulling in consistent 5.4s and 5.7s in time slots where movies previously had 1.8 or 2.2 ratings.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m0BDW/is_16_40/ai_54448316   (1068 words)

 Survivor Series 2002 WWE WWF World Wrestling Federation : WWE Superstars The Rock, Kurt Angle, Edge, Bradshaw, Mark ...
The phenomenon which is WWF continues all over the world, to us WWF is world wrestling federation.
Within WWF there are many styles of world wrestling, there is the WWF smackdown, the world wrestling allstars and WWF raw is war.Raw WWF or world wrestling federation raw is one of the concert style fights.
WWF world wrestling federation has many stars within its ranks, some who are bigger than others.
www.nidhin.com /survivor_series.html   (1010 words)

 WWF: Looking for Talented Women, Really!
Kudos to the WWF for reaching out to female viewers with an inspirational, girl-centered anti-drug ad -- and to Drug Czar Barry McCaffrey for delivering this message to a mostly male audience.
The Godfather, incidentally, found the Lord this summer and is now the "Goodfather." Before being saved, however, he'd lead a procession of ho's into the ring, grab the mike and call out to his fans, "Have you been busy pimpin' ho's?" Judging from their enthusiastic response each week, they had.
WWF Divas displays the ladies of wrestling in all (or most of) their splendor.
www.commondreams.org /views/111500-102.htm   (1213 words)

 World (Wide) Wrestling (Federation) Entertainment
That was the successor of the WCW World Title, which was renamed after the defeat of WCW in November of the same year.
After this time, the WWF made the title their own, and had it defended pretty regularly until it's untimely demise in 2002 (notes within).
The WWF, typically, wanting to be different and unique, put the title on Pat Patterson, who subsequently "won" the Inercontinental Title in a fictitious tournament in Rio de Janeiro, which is seemingly wrestling code for a fictitious tournament (see Heavyweight Title notes).
www.freewebs.com /wwetitlehistory/WWE/WWE.htm   (1287 words)

 World Wrestling Federation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc.(WWE, inc.) is a company with a long history.
Want to join one of the best online wrestling federation there is, well you came to the right place.Come join us at the....
The World Wrestling Federation Entertainment Inc. agreed Friday to acquire rival World Championship Wrestling, ending a near 20-year rivalry.
www.wrestlemania.org /wrestling/6/world-wrestling-federation.html   (498 words)

 NWL and HoPWF Official Internet Headquarters
The National Wrestling League, headquartered out of Hagerstown, MD, was founded by Dick Caricofe in 1988, and has held professional wrestling events throughout the US and overseas in Guam, Saipan, Pohnpei, Hawaiian Islands, Palua, and the Marshall Islands.
WWF superstar Mankind won his very first professional wrestling championship when he captured the NWL heavyweight title on the island of Guam in 1991.
The SPWTC is also the home of the very popular HOUSE of PAIN Wrestling Federation, founded by John Rambo in 1997.
www.nwlwrestling.com   (422 words)

 AskMen.com - World Wrestling Federation
The Fund's problem is, according to spokesman Michael Ross, that the wrestling group has breached the 1994 agreement "countless, thousands of times." Mr.
In this case then, the Fund should be as forthright with its intentions as the wrestling group [today] is about the authenticity of its outcomes.
After all, the World Wide Fund for Nature should "preserve" its own resources, avoid the legalese and get back to saving all those cuddly, loveable animals that require its care -- especially given that its official name around the world is no longer the World Wildlife Fund but rather the World Wide Fund for Nature.
www.askmen.com /sports/business_60/61b_sports_business.html   (806 words)

 Planet Ark : World Wrestling Federation body-slams its own name   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
WWF officials cited the company's losing battle royal with the environmental conservation group World Wildlife Fund over the WWF initials as one factor behind the switch.
Dispensing with the "federation" in its name also removes the vestigial traces of professional wrestling as an actual sport, rather than violent theater.
WWF founder Vince McMahon admitted in 1989 that WWF wrestling bouts were scripted, in part to avoid a tax on sporting events.
www.planetark.org /dailynewsstory.cfm/newsid/15863/story.htm   (460 words)

 World Wrestling Federation History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
"Stone Cold" Steve Austin WWF filed suit with the World Intellectual Property Organization, in the The complainant is World Wrestling Federation Entertainment, Inc., f/k/a Titan Sports, Inc It is clear from the legislative history that ICANN intended that the complainant must World Wrestling Entertainment.
This title begins with the debut year of 1963 and is the original WWWF World Heavyweight Championship.
World Wrestling Entertainment News WWE news, tournaments, polls and q&a's on the road to King Of The Ring!
www.the-wrestling-place.info /guys-wrestling-naked/wwe-jakks-wrestling-action-figure/world-wrestling-federation-history.html   (429 words)

 World Wrestling Federation Heavyweight Champions
The Warrior was also the WWF Intercontinental Champion.
On April 17, 2000, in State College, Pennsylvania, Chris Jericho defeated Triple H to win the WWF Heavyweight Championship, but after the match he persuaded the referee to change the decision.
The Rock, Kane and the Undertaker wrestled against Triple H (the champion), Vince and Shane McMahon: whoever got the win on the champion's side won the title at the King of the Ring.
www.pwwew.net /champs/wwfhwc.htm   (918 words)

 World Wrestling Federation/Entertainment
Beneath, the words "WORLD WRESTLING FEDERATION" fly inwards one by one from the bottom of the screen, in white font and with the shadow effect.
Availability: Outside of tapes, is extinct, due to WWF changing their company name to WWE, their new logo (to be described soon) is very similar to this.
TWN was the name for the "alliance" between the NWA (National Wrestling Alliance) and the Universal Wrestling Federation, an independent promotion.
members.fortunecity.com /teamfx2000/Misc/wwe.htm   (890 words)

 world wrestling federation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
In 1989, WWF registered the trademark “World Wrestling Federation” for a term...
WWF Resource: WWF Official websites World Wrestling Federation...
The World Wildlife Fund takes the World Wrestling Federation to court over the rights to the "WWF" initials in Europe..
www.getwweinfo.com /63/world-wrestling-federation.html   (276 words)

 World Wrestling Federation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Whether is the WCW or the WWF it is all the same, an act that is a sport and entertainment all at the same time.
For starters, there has not been a sporting event over the past two months that draws as much family attention as the sport of wrestling or the WWF as we witnessed at MCI Center.
After spending a night watching this entertainment event, it is clear that wresting means just as much to fans as any sporting event, but due to its negative nature and violent content it is not publicized the way it should be.
www.eastcoastattractions.com /wwfmci.htm   (409 words)

 WIPO Domain Name Decision: D1999-0001
The complainant is World Wrestling Federation Entertainment, Inc., f/k/a Titan Sports, Inc., a corporation organized under the laws of the State of Delaware, United States of America, having its principal place of business at Stamford, Connecticut, United States of America.
A Complaint was submitted electronically to the World Intellectual Property Organization Arbitration and Mediation Center (the "WIPO Center") on December 2, 1999, and the signed original together with four copies forwarded by express courier under cover of a letter of the same date.
On October 10, 1999, three days after registering the domain name at issue, respondent contacted complainant by e-mail and notified complainant of the registration and stated that his primary purpose in registering the domain name was to sell, rent or otherwise transfer it to complainant for a valuable consideration in excess of respondent's out-of-pocket expenses.
arbiter.wipo.int /domains/decisions/html/1999/d1999-0001.html   (2259 words)

 WWE WWF World Wrestling Federation : WWE Superstars The Rock, Kurt Angle, Edge, Bradshaw, Mark Henry and Stacy Keibler
World Wrestling Entertainment and the Participate America Foundation kicked off a six-city tour for the purpose of encouraging Americans to become more active citizens.
The First Congress met in the new Federal Hall, and wrote the Bill of Rights, and George Washington was inaugurated here as President on April 30, 1789.
Within WWF/WWE there are many styles of world wrestling, there is the WWF/WWE smackdown, the world wrestling allstars and WWF/WWE raw is war.Raw WWF/WWE or world wrestling federation raw is one of the concert style fights.
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