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AB1 (formally AB Channel 1 until 1995) is a French television channel aimed at young adults.
Acclaim Entertainment, Inc. was an American video game developer and publisher.
An acronym is a word or name formed as an abbreviation from the initial components in a phrase or a word, usually individual letters (as in NATO or laser) and sometimes syllables (as in Benelux).
Austin Jenkins (born July 5, 1989), is an American professional wrestler and actor signed to WWE, where he performs in its developmental territory NXT under the ring name Adam Cole.
Sunny Dhinsa (born May 20, 1993) is a Canadian professional wrestler and former amateur wrestler currently signed to WWE, where he competes on the Raw brand under the ring name Akam along with Rezar as The Authors of Pain.
Alexis Kaufman (born August 9, 1991) is an American professional wrestler currently signed to WWE and performing on the Raw brand under the ring name Alexa Bliss, where she is the current Raw Women's Champion in her third reign.
Amateur wrestling is the most widespread form of sport wrestling.
American football, referred to as football in the United States and Canada and also known as gridiron, is a team sport played by two teams of eleven players on a rectangular field with goalposts at each end.
The American Wrestling Association (AWA) was an American professional wrestling promotion based in Minneapolis, Minnesota that ran from 1960 to 1991.
Anabolic steroids, also known more properly as anabolic–androgenic steroids (AAS), are steroidal androgens that include natural androgens like testosterone as well as synthetic androgens that are structurally related and have similar effects to testosterone.
André René Roussimoff (May 19, 1946 – January 27, 1993), best known as André the Giant, was a French professional wrestler and actor.
The André the Giant Memorial Battle Royal is an annual namesake battle royal held at WrestleMania by the WWE promotion.
An antihero, or antiheroine, is a protagonist in a story who lacks conventional heroic qualities and attributes such as idealism, courage, and morality.
AOL (formerly a company known as AOL Inc., originally known as America Online, and stylized as Aol.) is a web portal and online service provider based in New York.
Arizona (Hoozdo Hahoodzo; Alĭ ṣonak) is a U.S. state in the southwestern region of the United States.
The Associated Press (AP) is a U.S.-based not-for-profit news agency headquartered in New York City.
Kanako Urai ((Urai Kanako); born September 26, 1981) is a Japanese professional wrestler currently signed to WWE, performing on the SmackDown brand under the ring name Asuka. Previously known as, she started her professional wrestling career in the AtoZ promotion in June 2004, where she remained until retiring in March 2006.
The Attitude Era is a term used by World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE, then known as World Wrestling Federation or WWF), professional wrestling fandom and media outlets to describe the company's programming, branded as "WWF Attitude", during the Monday Night Wars period when Monday Night Raw went head-to-head with World Championship Wrestling's (WCW) Monday Nitro in a battle for Nielsen ratings each week during the latter half of the 1990s.
Authentic Brands Group LLC is an American brand development and licensing company based out of New York, NY.
Bankruptcy is a legal status of a person or other entity that cannot repay debts to creditors.
Thomas Pestock (born September 13, 1984) is an American professional wrestler He is currently signed to WWE, where he performs on the Raw brand under the ring name Baron Corbin and is working for Stephanie McMahon as the "Constable of Raw".
Basketball is a team sport played on a rectangular court.
Pamela Rose Martinez (born June 15, 1989) is a Mexican-American professional wrestler.
Rebecca Quin (born 30 January 1987) is an Irish professional wrestler and actress currently signed to WWE, where she performs on the SmackDown brand under the ring name Becky Lynch.
William Morrissey (born August 16, 1986) is an American professional wrestler, best known for his time in WWE, under the ring name Big Cass.
Leon Allen White (May 14, 1955 – June 18, 2018), better known by his ring names Big Van Vader or simply Vader, was an American professional wrestler and professional football player.
Bleacher Report (often abbreviated as B/R) is a website that focuses on sport and sports culture.
Blunt trauma, blunt injury, non-penetrating trauma or blunt force trauma is physical trauma to a body part, either by impact, injury or physical attack.
Raymond Louis Heenan (November 1, 1944 – September 17, 2017), better known as Bobby "The Brain" Heenan, was an American professional wrestling manager, color commentator, wrestler, and comedian, best known for his time with the American Wrestling Association (AWA), the World Wrestling Federation (WWF, now WWE) and World Championship Wrestling (WCW).
Robert Francis Roode Jr. (born May 11, 1977) is a Canadian professional wrestler signed to WWE, where he performs on the Raw brand.
Bodybuilding is the use of progressive resistance exercise to control and develop one's musculature.
Boxing is a combat sport in which two people, usually wearing protective gloves, throw punches at each other for a predetermined set of time in a boxing ring.
Adam Joseph Scherr (born September 6, 1983) is an American professional wrestler and former strongman currently signed to the professional wrestling promotion WWE, where he performs under the ring name Braun Strowman on the Raw brand.
Breast cancer is cancer that develops from breast tissue.
Bret Sergeant Hart (born July 2, 1957), better known by the ring name Bret "The Hitman" Hart, is a Canadian-American retired professional wrestler, retired amateur wrestler, writer and actor.
Bruno Leopoldo Francesco Sammartino (October 6, 1935 – April 18, 2018) was an Italian-born American professional wrestler, best known for his work with the World Wide Wrestling Federation (WWWF, now WWE).
Herman Gustav Rohde Jr. (February 20, 1921 – June 26, 1992), better known by the ring name Buddy Rogers, was an American professional wrestler.
Bullying is the use of force, threat, or coercion to abuse, intimidate or aggressively dominate others.
Canoe.com is an English-language Canadian portal site and website network, and is a subsidiary of Postmedia Network.
Cape Cod Coliseum was a 7,200-seat multi-purpose arena located off of White's Path in South Yarmouth, Massachusetts.
Capitol Wrestling Corporation Ltd. was an American entertainment company founded by Jess McMahon and Toots Mondt.
In sports, a card lists the matches taking place in a title match combat-sport event.
Canal 1 (in English: Channel 1) is the first Colombian national television channel.
Ashley Elizabeth Fliehr (born April 5, 1986) is an American professional wrestler, author and actress currently signed to WWE, where she performs on the SmackDown brand under the ring name Charlotte Flair.
Cheerleading is an activity wherein the participants (referred to as "cheerleaders") cheer for their team as a form of encouragement.
A chief brand officer (CBO) is a relatively new executive-level position at a corporation, company, organization, or agency, which typically reports to the CEO or board of directors and is responsible for a brand's image, experience, and promise.
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, a hospital of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, is the only hospital in Southwestern Pennsylvania dedicated solely to the care of infants, children and young adults.
Christopher Michael Benoit (May 21, 1967 – June 24, 2007) was a Canadian professional wrestler.
Over a three-day period between June 22 and June 24, 2007, Chris Benoit, a 40-year-old veteran professional wrestler employed by World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), killed his wife Nancy Benoit and strangled their 7-year-old son Daniel before hanging himself.
Cloud9 (C9) is an American esports organization, which fields teams in Rocket League, League of Legends, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, Super Smash Bros. Melee, H1Z1, Fortnite, Clash Royale, Overwatch, ''Rainbow Six: Siege'', and PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds.
Connor Michalek (November 25, 2005 – April 25, 2014) was a WWE fan who received considerable media attention after a social media campaign for him to meet his hero and favorite wrestler, Daniel Bryan.
The Court of Appeal (COA, formally "Her Majesty's Court of Appeal in England") is the highest court within the Senior Courts of England and Wales, and second only to the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom.
Crimson Hexagon is an AI-powered consumer insights company based out of Boston, Massachusetts.
In professional wrestling, a cruiserweight is a wrestler who competes in a Cruiserweight division.
The Cruiserweight Classic, formerly the Global Cruiserweight Series, was a professional wrestling WWE Network series and tournament produced by WWE wherein all participants were billed at a weight of 205 lbs or less to determine the first Cruiserweight Champion.
Cynthia Ann Stephanie Lauper (born June 22, 1953) is an American singer, songwriter, actress and LGBT rights activist.
David Allen Meltzer (born October 24, 1959) is an American journalist known for covering professional wrestling and mixed martial arts.
The Dayton Daily News (DDN) is a daily newspaper published in Dayton, Ohio, United States.
DAZN (pronounced "Da Zone") is an over-the-top subscription video streaming service owned by Perform Group.
Deadspin is a sports news and blog website, originally founded by Gawker Media, and currently owned by the Gizmodo Media Group subsidiary of Univision Communications' Fusion Media Group.
Delaware is one of the 50 states of the United States, in the Mid-Atlantic or Northeastern region.
Donald Muraco (born September 10, 1949) is an American retired professional wrestler.
Dorling Kindersley (DK) is a British multinational publishing company specializing in illustrated reference books for adults and children in 62 languages.
The Drone Racing League (DRL) is a professional drone racing league based in the United States.
Darren A. Drozdov (born April 7, 1969) is an American essayist, former football player and retired professional wrestler who competed in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) from 1998-99 under the ring names Puke and Droz.
The DuMont Television Network (also known as the DuMont Network, simply DuMont/Du Mont, or (incorrectly) Dumont) was one of the world's pioneer commercial television networks, rivalling NBC and CBS for the distinction of being first overall in the United States.
The Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic is an annual professional wrestling tag team tournament held by the U.S.-based promotion WWE, and is featured on its NXT brand.
WWE ECW was one of WWE's brands which was established on June 13, 2006 as a revival of the Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) promotion and was discontinued on February 16, 2010.
ECW (also known as ECW on Sci-Fi/Syfy) is a professional wrestling television program that was produced by WWE, based on the independent Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) promotion that lasted from 1992 to 2001.
ECW Press is a Canadian book publisher located in Toronto, Ontario.
Eduardo Gory Guerrero Llanes (October 9, 1967 – November 13, 2005) was an American professional wrestler and a prominent member of the Guerrero wrestling family.
Adrienne Reese (born August 31, 1988) is an American professional wrestler currently signed to WWE under the ring name Ember Moon, where she performs on the Raw brand.
Eric Aaron Bischoff (born May 27, 1955) is an American entrepreneur, television producer, professional wrestling booker, on-screen personality, occasional wrestler and retired amateur wrestler.
Eric J. LeGrand (born September 4, 1990) is a former American football defensive tackle who played college football at Rutgers.
eSports (also known as electronic sports, esports, e-sports, competitive (video) gaming, professional (video) gaming, or pro gaming) are a form of competition using video games.
Evolve Wrestling (stylized as EVOLVE) is an American professional wrestling promotion founded in 2010 by former Ring of Honor booker and Dragon Gate USA vice president, Gabe Sapolsky.
Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) was a professional wrestling promotion that was founded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1992 by Tod Gordon.
In professional wrestling, a face (babyface) is a heroic or a "good guy" wrestler, booked (scripted) by the promotion with the aim of being cheered by fans.
Facebook is an American online social media and social networking service company based in Menlo Park, California.
Facebook Watch is a video-on-demand service operated by Facebook.
Fergal Devitt (born 25 July 1981) is an Irish professional wrestler signed to WWE, where he performs on the Raw brand under the ring name Finn Bálor.
Forbes is an American business magazine.
Foxtel is an Australian pay television company, operating in cable television, direct broadcast satellite television, and IPTV catch-up services.
Full Sail University is a private, for-profit university in Winter Park, Florida.
Professional wrestling has accrued a considerable nomenclature throughout its existence.
In hand-to-hand combat, grappling is a close fighting technique used to gain a physical advantage such as improving relative position, or causing injury to the opponent.
Jonathan Anthony Wisniski (born September 20, 1951) is an American professional wrestler, better known as Greg "The Hammer" Valentine.
Gymnastics is a sport that requires balance, strength, flexibility, agility, coordination, and endurance.
Hard Rock Cafe Inc. is a chain of theme restaurants founded in 1971 by Isaac Tigrett and Peter Morton in London.
The Slashtones (also known as "Harry Slash & The Slashtones") are an American musical group, formed in 1993 by New York native Harry Slash under the name "Harry & The Slashtones".
Hartford is the capital of the U.S. state of Connecticut.
Have a Nice Day!: A Tale of Blood and Sweatsocks is an autobiography of former wrestler Mick Foley.
Hazing (US English), initiation ceremonies (British English), bastardisation (Australian English), ragging (South Asia), or deposition, refers to the practice of rituals, challenges, and other activities involving harassment, abuse or humiliation used as a way of initiating a person into a group including a new fraternity, sorority, team, or club.
Heath Andrew Ledger (4 April 197922 January 2008) was an Australian actor and director.
In professional wrestling, a heel (also known as a rudo in lucha libre) is a wrestler who portrays a villain or a "bad guy" and acts as an antagonist.
Terry Gene Bollea (born August 11, 1953), better known by his ring name Hulk Hogan, is an American retired professional wrestler, actor, television personality, entrepreneur and musician.
Hurricane Katrina was an extremely destructive and deadly Category 5 hurricane that caused catastrophic damage along the Gulf coast from central Florida to Texas, much of it due to the storm surge and levee failure.
Impact Wrestling is an American professional wrestling promotion currently based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
An impression (in the context of online advertising) is when an ad is fetched from its source, and is countable.
An independent contractor is a natural person, business, or corporation that provides goods or services to another entity under terms specified in a contract or within a verbal agreement.
Initial public offering (IPO) or stock market launch is a type of public offering in which shares of a company are sold to institutional investors and usually also retail (individual) investors; an IPO is underwritten by one or more investment banks, who also arrange for the shares to be listed on one or more stock exchanges.
Insane Championship Wrestling (ICW) is a British wrestling promotion based in Glasgow, founded by Mark Dallas in 2006.
Internal bleeding (also called internal hemorrhage) is a loss of blood that occurs from the vascular system into a body cavity or space.
The International Business Times is an American online news publication that publishes seven national editions and four languages.
Lisa Mary Moretti (born November 26, 1961) is an American retired professional wrestler.
The IWA (originally an acronym for "International Wrestling Association") is a professional wrestling brand based in Puerto Rico.
Aurelian Jake Smith Jr. (born May 30, 1955), best known by his ring name Jake "The Snake" Roberts, is an American actor and semi-retired professional wrestler.
Jakks Pacific, Inc. is an American company that designs and markets toys and consumer products, with a range of products that feature numerous children's toy licenses.
Jeddah (sometimes spelled Jiddah or Jedda;; جدة, Hejazi pronunciation) is a city in the Hijaz Tihamah region on the coast of the Red Sea and is the major urban center of western Saudi Arabia. It is the largest city in Makkah Province, the largest seaport on the Red Sea, and with a population of about four million people, the second-largest city in Saudi Arabia after the capital city, Riyadh. Jeddah is Saudi Arabia's commercial capital. Jeddah is the principal gateway to Mecca and Medina, two of the holiest cities in Islam and popular tourist attractions. Economically, Jeddah is focusing on further developing capital investment in scientific and engineering leadership within Saudi Arabia, and the Middle East. Jeddah was independently ranked fourth in the Africa – Mid-East region in terms of innovation in 2009 in the Innovation Cities Index. Jeddah is one of Saudi Arabia's primary resort cities and was named a Beta world city by the Globalization and World Cities Study Group and Network (GaWC). Given the city's close proximity to the Red Sea, fishing and seafood dominates the food culture unlike other parts of the country. In Arabic, the city's motto is "Jeddah Ghair," which translates to "Jeddah is different." The motto has been widely used among both locals as well as foreign visitors. The city had been previously perceived as the "most open" city in Saudi Arabia.
Roderick James "Jess" McMahon Sr. (May 26, 1882 – November 22, 1954) was an American professional wrestling and professional boxing promoter, and the patriarch of the McMahon family.
Jesse Ventura (born James George Janos; July 15, 1951) is an American media personality, actor, author, former politician and retired professional wrestler, who served as the 38th Governor of Minnesota from 1999 to 2003.
James Edward Barnett (9 June 1924 – 18 September 2004) was an American professional wrestling promoter, and one of the owners of the Indianapolis National Wrestling Alliance promotion, Australia's World Championship Wrestling and Georgia Championship Wrestling.
James William Ross (born January 3, 1952) is an American professional wrestling commentator and talent relations executive currently signed to WWE.
James Reiher Snuka (born James Wiley Smith; May 18, 1943 – January 15, 2017), better known by the ring name Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka, was a Fijian professional wrestler and actor.
Joan Lunden (born Joan Elise Blunden on September 19, 1950) is an American journalist, an author, and a television host.
Adam Birch (born July 18, 1979) is an American professional wrestler, better known by the ring names Joey Mercury and Joey Matthews.
John Felix Anthony Cena Jr. (born April 23, 1977) is an American professional wrestler, actor, rapper, and television host.
John Charles Layfield (born November 29, 1966), better known by the ring name John "Bradshaw" Layfield (abbreviated JBL), is an American businessman, retired professional wrestler and television personality most prominently known for his time in WWE where he is a former WWE Champion.
John Randall Hennigan (born October 3, 1979) is an American professional wrestler, actor and traceur, who is currently signed to Impact Wrestling under the ring name Johnny Impact and Lucha Underground under the ring name Johnny Mundo.
Sylvester Ritter (December 13, 1952 – June 2, 1998) was an American professional wrestler and college football player, best known for his work in Mid-South Wrestling and the World Wrestling Federation as the Junkyard Dog (or JYD for short), a nickname Ritter received while working in a wrecking yard.
Justin Jason Roberts (born December 29, 1979) is an American ring announcer and author best known for his time in WWE.
is a Japanese professional wrestler and actress, currently signed to WWE on the NXT brand under the ring name.
Kansas City is the largest city in the U.S. state of Missouri.
In professional wrestling, kayfabe is the portrayal of staged events within the industry as "real" or "true", specifically the portrayal of competition, rivalries, and relationships between participants as being genuine and not of a staged or predetermined nature of any kind.
Kevin Scott Nash (born July 9, 1959) is an American actor and semi-retired professional wrestler, currently signed to WWE under their Legends program.
Kevin Yanick Steen (born May 7, 1984) is a Canadian professional wrestler.
Kevin Wacholz (born April 17, 1958) is a former professional wrestler who worked for the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) in 1992 as Nailz.
King of the Ring (1996) was the fourth annual King of the Ring professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) event produced by the World Wrestling Federation (WWF, now WWE).
Kofi Johnson (born August 14, 1981) is a Ghanaian-born American professional wrestler.
Kyle Greenwood (born March 1, 1987) is a Canadian professional wrestler and actor better known by the ring name Kyle O'Reilly.
Catherine Joy Perry (born March 24, 1985) is an American professional wrestler, actress, dancer, model, professional wrestling manager and singer.
Las Vegas (Spanish for "The Meadows"), officially the City of Las Vegas and often known simply as Vegas, is the 28th-most populated city in the United States, the most populated city in the state of Nevada, and the county seat of Clark County.
Le Journal de Montréal is a daily tabloid newspaper published in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Linda Marie McMahon (née Edwards; born October 4, 1948) is an American professional wrestling magnate and government official serving as the Administrator of the Small Business Administration in the Trump Administration.
WWE is an American professional wrestling promotion and sports entertainment company based in Stamford, Connecticut.
This is a list of WWE pay-per-view events, detailing all professional wrestling cards promoted on pay-per-view (PPV) by WWE.
right WWE is an American professional wrestling promotion based in Stamford, Connecticut.
Louis Vincent "Lou" Albano (29 July 1933 – 14 October 2009) was an Italian-American professional wrestler, manager and actor.
Antonio Peña Promotions, S.A de CV d/b/a Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide, or simply AAA (an abbreviation of its original name Asistencia Asesoría y Administración, Spanish for "Assistance, Assessment, and Administration") is a Mexican Lucha Libre (professional wrestling) promotion based in Mexico City, Mexico.
Madison Square Garden (MSG III) was an indoor arena in New York City, the third bearing that name.
The Mae Young Classic is a multi-night special event and tournament promoted by the American professional wrestling promotion, WWE.
The Make-A-Wish Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in the United States that arranges experiences described as "wishes" to children with life-threatening medical conditions.
Mark Jerrold Henry (born June 12, 1971) is an American powerlifter, Olympic weightlifter, strongman, and professional wrestler, who is currently signed to WWE as a producer.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Marvel Comics is the common name and primary imprint of Marvel Worldwide Inc., formerly Marvel Publishing, Inc. and Marvel Comics Group, a publisher of American comic books and related media.
The Marvel Experience, or The Marvel Experience: The World's First Hyper-Reality Tour, is a mobile interactive attraction featuring Marvel's characters run by Hero Ventures.
Matthew Moore Hardy (born September 23, 1974) is an American professional wrestler and professional wrestling promoter currently signed to WWE, where he performs on the Raw brand currently one-half of the brand's Tag Team Champions along with Bray Wyatt, in his third individual reign.
Mattel, Inc. is an American multinational toy manufacturing company founded in 1945 with headquarters in El Segundo, California.
Mauro Domenico Ranallo (born December 21, 1969) is a Canadian sports announcer, commentator and mental health advocate.
The McMahon family is a prominent Irish-American family, known for their involvement in the fields of professional wrestling, business, and politics.
Medulloblastoma is the most common type of pediatric malignant primary brain tumor (cancer), originating in the part of the brain that is towards the back and the bottom, on the floor of the skull, in the cerebellum, or posterior fossa.
Michinoku Pro Wrestling (also known as North Eastern Wrestling) is a Lucha libre professional wrestling promotion founded by The Great Sasuke in 1993.
Michael Francis "Mick" Foley Sr. (born June 7, 1965) is a former American professional wrestler and color commentator currently signed to WWE.
Mixed martial arts (MMA) is a full-contact combat sport that allows striking and grappling, both standing and on the ground, using techniques from other combat sports and martial arts.
MLB Advanced Media (MLBAM) is a limited partnership of the club owners of Major League Baseball (MLB) based in New York City and is the Internet and interactive branch of the league.
MNM (Mercury, Nitro, and Melina) was a villainous professional wrestling stable in World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) and Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW) that consisted of Joey Mercury (previously Joey Matthews), Johnny Nitro, and their manager Melina Perez.
The Monday Night War(s) is the common term describing the period of mainstream televised American professional wrestling from September 4, 1995, to March 26, 2001.
The Money in the Bank ladder match is a multi-person ladder match held by the professional wrestling promotion WWE.
A mononymous person is an individual who is known and addressed by a single name, or mononym.
Alvin Antonio Burke Jr. (born October 28, 1973) is an American professional wrestler and rapper, better known by his ring name Montel Vontavious Porter (or abbreviated as MVP).
The Montreal Screwjob (also called the Montreal Incident; French: Le Coup Tordu de Montréal) was an infamous and controversial legitimate professional wrestling incident in which World Wrestling Federation (WWF, now World Wrestling Entertainment/WWE) owner Vince McMahon and WWF employees covertly manipulated the pre-determined outcome of the match between Bret Hart and Shawn Michaels at the 1997 Survivor Series.
Laurence Tureaud (born May 21, 1952), known professionally as Mr.
MTV (originally an initialism of Music Television) is an American cable and satellite television channel owned by Viacom Media Networks (a division of Viacom) and headquartered in New York City.
Muhammad Ali (born Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr.; January 17, 1942 – June 3, 2016) was an American professional boxer, activist, and philanthropist.
A muscle relaxant is a drug that affects skeletal muscle function and decreases the muscle tone.
Myocardial infarction (MI), commonly known as a heart attack, occurs when blood flow decreases or stops to a part of the heart, causing damage to the heart muscle.
Trinity Fatu (née McCray; born November 30, 1987) is an American wrestler, actress, model, dancer and singer signed to WWE, performing on the SmackDown brand under the ring name Naomi.
The Nasdaq Stock Market is an American stock exchange.
Nashville is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Tennessee and the seat of Davidson County.
Natalie Katherine Neidhart-Wilson (born May 27, 1982) is a Canadian-American professional wrestler currently signed to WWE under the ring name Natalya, performing on the Raw brand.
Breast Cancer Awareness Month (BCAM), also referred to in America as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM), is an annual international health campaign organized by major breast cancer charities every October to increase awareness of the disease and to raise funds for research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure.
The National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) is an American professional wrestling organization.
The National Broadcasting Company (NBC) is an American English language commercial broadcast television network that is a flagship property of NBCUniversal, a subsidiary of Comcast.
NBCUniversal, Inc. is an American multinational media conglomerate owned by Comcast, headquartered at Rockefeller Plaza's Comcast Building in Midtown Manhattan, New York City.
Nevada (see pronunciations) is a state in the Western, Mountain West, and Southwestern regions of the United States of America.
, operating as, is a Japanese professional wrestling promotion based in Nakano, Tokyo.
New Orleans (. Merriam-Webster.; La Nouvelle-Orléans) is a major United States port and the largest city and metropolitan area in the state of Louisiana.
The New World Order (commonly abbreviated NWO, in logo stylized as nWo) was a professional wrestling stable that originally consisted of "Hollywood" Hulk Hogan, Kevin Nash and Scott Hall.
The New York Stock Exchange (abbreviated as NYSE, and nicknamed "The Big Board"), is an American stock exchange located at 11 Wall Street, Lower Manhattan, New York City, New York.
Newsweek is an American weekly magazine founded in 1933.
Niagara Falls is a city in Ontario, Canada.
Nielsen ratings are the audience measurement systems operated by Nielsen Media Research that seek to determine the audience size and composition of television programming in the United States.
Stephanie Nicole Garcia-Colace (born November 21, 1983) is an American professional wrestler, model, businesswoman and actress signed to WWE under the ring name Nikki Bella, performing on the SmackDown brand.
Josip Nikolai Peruzović (born October 14, 1947), better known by his ring name of Nikolai Volkoff, is a Croatian semi-retired professional wrestler who is best known for his performances for the World Wrestling Federation (WWF).
The Nine Network (commonly known as Channel Nine or simply Nine) is a major Australian commercial free-to-air television network, that is a division of Nine Entertainment Co. with headquarters in Willoughby, a suburb located on the North Shore of Sydney, Australia.
The Northeastern United States, also referred to as the American Northeast or simply the Northeast, is a geographical region of the United States bordered to the north by Canada, to the east by the Atlantic Ocean, to the south by the Southern United States, and to the west by the Midwestern United States.
The NWA World Heavyweight Championship is a professional wrestling world heavyweight championship in the National Wrestling Alliance. Although formally established in 1948, its lineage has been traditionally traced backwards to the first World Heavyweight Championship, which traces its lineage to the title first awarded to Georg Hackenschmidt in 1905, which he subsequently lost to Frank Gotch in 1908. This effectively makes it the oldest surviving wrestling championship in the world. The title has been competed for in such well-known promotions as the World Wide Wrestling Federation (WWWF, now WWE), New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW), World Championship Wrestling (WCW), Eastern Championship Wrestling (ECW, later Extreme Championship Wrestling), Ring of Honor (ROH), and Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA, now Impact Wrestling). With many territorial promotions appearing across the United States, the NWA was formed in 1948 as an overall governing wrestling body. Like franchises, these territories had the option of NWA membership. The promotion owners had to recognize the NWA heavyweight, junior heavyweight, and light heavyweight champions as world champions while retaining their own ownership and top champion. Ric Flair holds the record for the most reigns with nine.
WWE NXT, often referred to simply as NXT, is a professional wrestling promotion and a division of the American professional wrestling company WWE based in Winter Park, Florida.
The NXT Tag Team Championship is a professional wrestling tag team championship created and promoted by the American professional wrestling promotion WWE for their developmental brand, NXT.
The NXT Year-End Awards is a concept used by WWE, where awards, similar to the Academy, Grammy, and WWE's own Slammy Awards, are given to professional wrestlers who have competed in NXT in the previous year.
Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW) is an American independent professional wrestling promotion based in Louisville, Kentucky.
Orange County is a county in the state of Florida, in the United States.
Orlando is a city in the U.S. state of Florida and the county seat of Orange County.
Over the Edge (1999) was a professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) event produced by the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) on May 23, 1999, at Kemper Arena in Kansas City, Missouri, United States.
Paramount Network is an American general entertainment cable and satellite channel owned by the Viacom Media Networks division of Viacom.
Paste is a monthly music and entertainment digital magazine published in the United States by Wolfgang's Vault.
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Pay-per-view (PPV) is a type of pay television service by which a subscriber of a television service provider can purchase events to view via private telecast.
Peter Thomas England (born 9 November 1993) is an English professional wrestler and promoter.
Philadelphia is the largest city in the U.S. state and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and the sixth-most populous U.S. city, with a 2017 census-estimated population of 1,580,863.
Pittsburgh is a city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in the United States, and is the county seat of Allegheny County.
Popular culture (also called pop culture) is generally recognized as a set of the practices, beliefs, and objects that are dominant or ubiquitous in a society at a given point in time.
In the United States and Canada, the term professional football includes the professional forms of American and Canadian gridiron football.
Professional wrestling (often shortened to pro wrestling or simply wrestling) is a form of sports entertainment which combines athletics with theatrical performance.
Many types of wrestling matches, sometimes called "concept" or "gimmick matches" in the jargon of the business, are performed in professional wrestling.
A professional wrestling promotion (also federation or fed) is a company or business that regularly performs shows involving professional wrestling.
Progress Wrestling (stylised as PROGRESS) is a British professional wrestling promotion that was established in 2011 by comedian Jim Smallman and events and comedy promoter Jon Briley, later to be joined in management of the company by actor Glen Robinson (professionally known as Glen Joseph).
Public relations (PR) is the practice of managing the spread of information between an individual or an organization (such as a business, government agency, or a nonprofit organization) and the public.
Puerto Rico (Spanish for "Rich Port"), officially the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (Estado Libre Asociado de Puerto Rico, "Free Associated State of Puerto Rico") and briefly called Porto Rico, is an unincorporated territory of the United States located in the northeast Caribbean Sea.
Scott Levy (born September 8, 1964) is an American semi-retired professional wrestler, actor, and podcaster better known by his ring name, Raven.
Raw is one of WWE's brands which was first established on March 25, 2002 with a draft on Raw and went into effect one week later on April 1.
Recreational drug use is the use of a psychoactive drug to induce an altered state of consciousness for pleasure, by modifying the perceptions, feelings, and emotions of the user.
René Emile Goguen (born December 15, 1983) is a Canadian professional wrestler, better known by his ring name René Duprée.
Gzim Selmani (born 16 June 1994) also known as ‘The Albanian Psycho’ is a Dutch/Albanian professional wrestler, former mixed martial artist for Bellator MMA and Bamma UK and a World Pro Kickboxing heavyweight champion.
Richard Henry Blood Sr. (born February 28, 1953), better known by his ring name Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat, is an American retired professional wrestler.
Rocky III is a 1982 American sports drama film written, directed by, and starring Sylvester Stallone.
Roderick George Toombs (April 17, 1954 – July 31, 2015), better known by his ring name "Rowdy" Roddy Piper, was a Canadian professional wrestler and actor.
Christopher Lindsey (born July 26, 1983) is an American professional wrestler, better known by his ring name, Roderick Strong, currently signed to WWE, where he performs in its developmental territory, NXT.
Leati Joseph "Joe" Anoaʻi (born May 25, 1985) is an American professional wrestler and a former professional gridiron football player, who is part of the Anoaʻi family.
Rosemont is a village in Cook County, Illinois, United States.
The Royal Rumble is a professional wrestling event, produced every January since 1988 by professional wrestling promotion WWE.
Royal Rumble (1997) was the tenth annual Royal Rumble professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) event produced by the World Wrestling Federation (WWF).
Miroslav Barnyashev (Мирослав Барняшев; born December 25, 1985) is a Bulgarian professional wrestler and former powerlifter and rower.
The S&P SmallCap 600 Index, more commonly known as the S&P 600, is a stock market index from Standard & Poor's.
Nuufolau Joel Seanoa (born March 17, 1979), better known by his ring name Samoa Joe, is an American professional wrestler currently signed to WWE and performing on the SmackDown brand.
The San Francisco Chronicle is a newspaper serving primarily the San Francisco Bay Area of the U.S. state of California.
Mercedes Kaestner-Varnado (born January 26, 1992) is an American professional wrestler currently signed to WWE on the Raw brand under the ring name Sasha Banks.
Saturday Night's Main Event is a sports entertainment television program that was produced by the World Wrestling Federation (now known as WWE).
Saudi Arabia, officially the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), is a sovereign Arab state in Western Asia constituting the bulk of the Arabian Peninsula.
Scotland (Alba) is a country that is part of the United Kingdom and covers the northern third of the island of Great Britain.
Scott Oliver Hall (born October 20, 1958) is an American retired professional wrestler.
Sexual harassment is bullying or coercion of a sexual nature, or the unwelcome or inappropriate promise of rewards in exchange for sexual favors.
Shane Brandon McMahon (born January 15, 1970) is an American businessman and professional wrestler who is a minority owner of WWE and the vice-chairman of Seven Stars Cloud Group, Inc, formerly Wecast Holdings Inc.
Dara Shawn Daivari (دارا داوری) (born April 30, 1984) is an American professional wrestler currently competing on the independent circuit as Shawn Daivari.
Michael Shawn Hickenbottom (born July 22, 1965), better known by his ring name Shawn Michaels, is an American actor, professional wrestling personality, television presenter and retired professional wrestler.
Shayna Baszler (born August 8, 1980) is an American professional wrestler and former mixed martial artist, currently signed to WWE where she performs in their developmental territory NXT, where she is the current NXT Women's Champion in her first reign.
is a Japanese professional wrestler and former mixed martial artist.
Six Flags, officially Six Flags Entertainment Corporation, is an amusement park corporation based in the United States, with properties in the US, Canada, and Mexico.
Sky Deutschland AG, branded as Sky, is a German media company which operates a direct broadcast satellite Pay TV platform in Germany, Austria and Switzerland (through Teleclub) offering a collection of basic and premium digital subscription television channels of different categories via satellite and cable television.
The Slammy Awards is a concept used by WWE, where awards, similar to the Academy and Grammy Awards, are given to professional wrestlers and other individuals within WWE, such as commentators and managers.
SmackDown is one of WWE's brands which was first established on March 25, 2002 with a draft on Raw and went into effect one week later on April 2.
Smoky Mountain Wrestling was a professional wrestling promotion that held events in the Appalachian area of the United States from October 1991 to December 1995, when it was run by Jim Cornette.
Softball is a variant of baseball played with a larger ball (11 in. to 12 in. sized ball) on a smaller field.
South Yarmouth is an unincorporated village and census-designated place (CDP) in the town of Yarmouth in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States.
The Special Olympics is the world's largest sports organization for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, providing year-round training and competitions to 5 million athletes and Unified States Sports partners in 172 countries.
SPORT TV is a Portuguese sports-oriented premium cable and satellite television network with five premium channels in Portugal, one sports news channel and two channels in Portuguese-speaking Africa.
Sports entertainment is a type of spectacle which presents an ostensibly competitive event using a high level of theatrical flourish and extravagant presentation, with the purpose of entertaining an audience.
Sports Illustrated is an American sports magazine owned by Meredith Corporation.
Stamford is a city in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States.
Starrcade is a recurring professional wrestling event, originally broadcast via closed-circuit television and eventually broadcast via pay-per-view television, held from 1983 to 2000 by the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) and later World Championship Wrestling (WCW).
Stephanie McMahon Levesque (born Stephanie Marie McMahon; September 24, 1976), known professionally as Stephanie McMahon, is an American businesswoman, professional wrestling personality, valet, and occasional professional wrestler.
Steve Austin (born Steven James Anderson on December 18, 1964, later Steven James Williams),Steve Austin. ''The Stone Cold Truth'' (pp. 10, 12–13), better known by the ring name "Stone Cold" Steve Austin, is an American retired professional wrestler, actor, and television host.
Streaming media is multimedia that is constantly received by and presented to an end-user while being delivered by a provider.
Streaming television (or streaming TV) is the digital distribution of television content, such as TV shows, as streaming video delivered over the Internet.
It remains a difficult medical challenge to prevent the sudden cardiac death of athletes, typically defined as natural, unexpected death from cardiac arrest within one hour of the onset of collapse symptoms, excluding additional time on mechanical life support.
The Super Bowl is the annual championship game of the National Football League (NFL).
Super World of Sports, more commonly known as SWS, was a Japanese professional wrestling promotion from 1990 to 1992.
SuperSport is a South African group of television channels owned by Multichoice and carried on the DStv satellite platform.
Survivor Series (1997) was a professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) event produced by the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) and presented by Milton Bradley's Karate Fighters.
Susan G. Komen, formerly known as Susan G. Komen for the Cure and originally as The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, often referred to as simply Komen, is the largest and best-funded breast cancer organization in the United States.
Syfy (formerly Sci-Fi Channel and Sci Fi) is an American basic cable and satellite television channel that is owned by the NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment Group division of NBCUniversal, a subsidiary of Comcast.
Tapout Inc. is an American multinational corporation that designs and manufactures sports clothing, casual apparel, and accessories headquartered in Grand Terrace, California.
TBS is an American basic cable and satellite television channel owned by Turner Broadcasting System.
Robert Edward "Ted" Turner III (born November 19, 1938) is an American media mogul and philanthropist.
Tennis is a racket sport that can be played individually against a single opponent (singles) or between two teams of two players each (doubles).
Terrestrial or broadcast television is a type of television broadcasting in which the television signal is transmitted by radio waves from the terrestrial (Earth based) transmitter of a television station to a TV receiver having an antenna.
Tetraplegia, also known as quadriplegia, is paralysis caused by illness or injury that results in the partial or total loss of use of all four limbs and torso; paraplegia is similar but does not affect the arms.
George Lewis "Tex" Rickard (January 2, 1870 – January 6, 1929) was an American boxing promoter, founder of the New York Rangers of the National Hockey League (NHL), and builder of the third incarnation of Madison Square Garden in New York City.
TV5, known on-air as The 5 Network or simply 5, (formerly known as ABC 5) is a Filipino commercial broadcast television network based in Mandaluyong City.
The Authors of Pain (often shortened to AOP) are a villainous professional wrestling tag team performing in WWE's Raw brand.
The Invasion was a professional wrestling storyline in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF, now known as WWE) that ran from March–November 2001 and involved stables of wrestlers purporting to represent World Championship Wrestling (WCW) and Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) – which merged to form The Alliance – placed against a stable of wrestlers purporting to represent the WWF.
Hossein Khosrow Ali Vaziri (حسین خسرو علی وزیری; born 15 March, 1942), better known by his ring name The Iron Sheik, is an Iranian American former professional wrestler, amateur wrestler and actor.
Michael Gregory Mizanin (born October 8, 1980) is an American professional wrestler, actor and media personality currently signed to WWE, where he performs on the SmackDown brand under the ring name The Miz.
The New York Times (sometimes abbreviated as The NYT or The Times) is an American newspaper based in New York City with worldwide influence and readership.
Mark William Calaway (born March 24, 1965), better known by the ring name The Undertaker, is an American professional wrestler currently signed to WWE as a free agent.
The Undisputed Era (stylized as The Undisputed ERA) is a professional wrestling stable performing in WWE's developmental territory NXT, consisting of Adam Cole, Bobby Fish, Kyle O'Reilly, and Roderick Strong.
The Washington Post is a major American daily newspaper founded on December 6, 1877.
The World Entertainment, LLC was a WWE-owned subsidiary that operated The World, originally opened as WWF New York, a themed restaurant/nightclub in Times Square in New York, New York, in the Paramount Theatre building on the corner of Broadway and 43rd Street.
THQ Inc. was an American video game developer and publisher.
Todd Grisham (born January 9, 1976) is an American sports reporter employed by the UFC and Glory kickboxing.
Joseph Raymond "Toots" Mondt (January 18, 1894 – June 11, 1976) was an American professional wrestler and promoter who revolutionized the wrestling industry in the early to mid-1920s and co-promoted the World Wide Wrestling Federation.
Tout is an online social networking service and microblogging service that enables its users to send and view 15-second videos, known as "touts".
Track and field is a sport which includes athletic contests established on the skills of running, jumping, and throwing.
A trade name, trading name, or business name is a pseudonym frequently used by companies to operate under a name different from their registered, legal name.
A trade secret is a formula, practice, process, design, instrument, pattern, commercial method, or compilation of information not generally known or reasonably ascertainable by others by which a business can obtain an economic advantage over competitors or customers.
Travel Channel (originally The Travel Channel from 1987 to 1998) is an American basic cable and satellite television channel that is owned by Discovery, Inc. The channel is headquartered in Chevy Chase, Maryland, United States.
Paul Michael Levesque (born July 27, 1969), better known by the ring name Triple H (an abbreviation of his original WWE ring name Hunter Hearst Helmsley), is an American business executive, professional wrestler, and actor.
TVA Sports is a Canadian French language Category C specialty channel.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is an independent agency of the United States federal government.
Under Armour, Inc. is an American company that manufactures footwear, sports, and casual apparel.
The Uniform Trade Secrets Act (UTSA), published by the Uniform Law Commission (ULC) in 1979 and amended in 1985, is a Uniform Act promulgated for adoption by states in the United States.
The Committee on Oversight and Government Reform is a United States House of Representatives committee that has existed in varying forms since 1816.
The United States Wrestling Association (USWA) was a professional wrestling promotion based in Memphis, Tennessee.
Universal Lucha Libre (Universal Pro-Wrestling until 1991; Federación Universal de Lucha Libre afterward; UWF and FULL used as acronyms) was a professional wrestling promotion in Japan from 1990 to 1995.
The Universal Wrestling Association (UWA) was a Mexican Lucha Libre or professional wrestling promotion based in Naucalpan, Mexico State that operated from 1975 until 1995.
The original Japanese-based Universal Wrestling Federation (UWF) was a Japanese professional wrestling promotion from 1984 to 1986, formed by wrestlers who had left New Japan Pro Wrestling.
The University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, commonly referred to as The University of Louisville School of Law, U of L Brandeis School of Law, or the Brandeis School of Law, is the law school of the University of Louisville.
The United Paramount Network (UPN) was an American broadcast television network that launched on January 16, 1995.
A Uniform Resource Locator (URL), colloquially termed a web address, is a reference to a web resource that specifies its location on a computer network and a mechanism for retrieving it.
USA Network (commonly referred to as simply USA stylized as usa network since 2005) is an American basic cable and satellite television channel that is owned by the NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment Group division of NBCUniversal, itself a subsidiary of Comcast.
Vice is a Canadian-American print magazine focused on arts, culture, and news topics.
Vice Media LLC is a North American digital media and broadcasting company.
Vincent Kennedy McMahon (born August 24, 1945) is an American professional wrestling promoter and executive, American football executive, businessman, film producer, actor and sporadic professional wrestler.
Vincent James Russo (born January 24, 1961) is an American author, podcaster, professional wrestling writer and pundit.
Vincent James McMahon (July 6, 1914 – May 24, 1984), also known as Vince McMahon Sr., was an American professional wrestling promoter.
Volleyball is a team sport in which two teams of six players are separated by a net.
Wrestle and Romance, and later Wrestle Association R, was a Japanese professional wrestling promotion founded and run by Genichiro Tenryu as the successor to Super World of Sports, and which lasted from 1992 to 2000.
Warner Media, LLC (formerly Time Warner Inc.), doing business as WarnerMedia, is an American multinational mass media and entertainment conglomerate headquartered in New York City and owned by AT&T.
WCW Monday Nitro (or simply Nitro) is a professional wrestling television program that was produced by World Championship Wrestling and broadcast weekly every Monday night on TNT from September 4, 1995 to March 26, 2001, when WCW's assets were purchased by the WWF.
WCW Thunder is a professional wrestling show that was produced by World Championship Wrestling (WCW) which aired on TBS from January 8, 1998 to March 21, 2001.
Winter Park is a suburban city in Orange County, Florida, United States.
Wolff–Parkinson–White syndrome (WPWS) is a disorder due to a specific type of problem with the electrical system of the heart which has resulted in symptoms.
The World Bodybuilding Federation (WBF) was a bodybuilding organization founded in 1990 by Vince McMahon that lasted until 1993.
World Championship Wrestling, Inc. (WCW) was an American professional wrestling promotion, historically based in Atlanta, Georgia.
The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) is an international non-governmental organization founded in 1961, working in the field of the wilderness preservation, and the reduction of human impact on the environment.
WrestleMania is a professional wrestling event produced annually between mid-March to early April by WWE, an American professional wrestling promotion based in Stamford, Connecticut.
WrestleMania 32 was the thirty-second annual WrestleMania professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) event and WWE Network event produced by WWE.
WrestleMania Axxess is a professional wrestling fan convention held by WWE during the week of WrestleMania.
WrestleMania III was the third annual WrestleMania professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) event produced by the World Wrestling Federation (WWF).
The WrestleMania Women's Battle Royal is a professional wrestling battle royal held at WrestleMania by American professional wrestling promotion WWE.
WrestleMania X-Seven was the seventeenth annual WrestleMania professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) event produced by the World Wrestling Federation (WWF).
The Wrestling Observer Newsletter (WON) is a newsletter that covers professional wrestling and mixed martial arts.
WWE 205 Live, or simply 205 Live, is a professional wrestling WWE Network programme produced by WWE, which features the promotion's cruiserweight division, wherein all participants are billed at a maximum weight of 205 lbs.
WWE action figures are collectible figures based on the talent and programming of WWE (formerly World Wrestling Federation).
WWE Books is a subsidiary of World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc., created in 2002 to publish autobiographies of and fiction based on WWE personalities, behind-the-scenes guides to WWE, illustrated books, calendars, young adult books, and other general nonfiction books.
The brand extension (also referred to as the brand split) is the separation of the WWE talent roster (and, at various times, creative staff) into distinct divisions, or "brands".
The WWE Championship is a world heavyweight championship created and promoted by the American professional wrestling promotion WWE on the SmackDown brand.
WWE Classics On Demand was an American subscription video on demand television service provided by WWE.
The WWE draft (also called the Superstar Shake-up) is a process used by the American professional wrestling promotion WWE to refresh its rosters.
The WWE Hall of Fame is a hall of fame for professional wrestlers and professional wrestling personalities maintained by WWE.
WWE Home Video is a video distribution and production company that distributes WWE programming, now run by Warner Home Video.
Insurrextion was an annual professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) event that ran from 2000 to 2003.
WWE Libraries Inc. (branded as WWE Legacy Department) is a WWE-owned subsidiary that consists of the largest collection of professional wrestling videos and copyrights in the world.
WWE Magazine was the official professional wrestling magazine of WWE.
WWE Mixed Match Challenge, also known simply as Mixed Match Challenge, is a professional wrestling web television series and tournament that was produced by WWE, where all matches are mixed tag team matches.
WWE Music Publishing, Inc.; operating publicly as WWE Music Group, LLC., is an American record label funded and operated by WWE.
WWE Network is a subscription-based video streaming service owned by WWE, using the infrastructure of BAMTech.
WWE Niagara Falls was a wrestling-related retail establishment that was part of the Falls Avenue Entertainment Complex, which is located in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada was and owned by Canadian Niagara Hotels.
The WWE Performance Center is the official professional wrestling school of WWE, as well as a training, sports science, and sports medical facility.
WWE Raw, also known as Monday Night Raw or simply Raw, is a professional wrestling television program that currently airs live on Monday evenings at 8 pm EST on the USA Network in the United States.
WWE Raw 1000 was a television special that was broadcast live on July 23, 2012, airing on USA Network (in the U.S.) as the 1000th episode of WWE's flagship show Raw.
WWE SmackDown, also referred to as SmackDown Live or simply SmackDown, is a professional wrestling television program that debuted on April 29, 1999.
WWE Studios Inc. (formerly known as WWE Films) is an American film studio owned by the professional wrestling corporation WWE.
WWE Tough Enough is a professional wrestling reality television series produced by WWE, wherein participants undergo professional wrestling training and compete for a contract with WWE.
WWE has held a variety of different professional wrestling tournaments competed for by sports entertainers that are a part of their roster.
The WWE NXT United Kingdom Championship is a professional wrestling championship created and promoted by the American professional wrestling promotion WWE for their NXT UK brand.
The United Kingdom Championship Tournament is a professional wrestling WWE Network event produced by WWE, an American–based promotion.
The WWE United States Championship is a professional wrestling championship promoted by the American professional wrestling promotion WWE on the SmackDown brand.
The WWF Intercontinental Tag Team Championship was a short-lived championship in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF, now WWE) during 1991.
The WWF Light Heavyweight Championship was a professional wrestling championship in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF, now WWE) promotion.
The Main Event is a professional wrestling television program that was produced by the World Wrestling Federation (WWF).
The WWF World Martial Arts Heavyweight Championship was a professional wrestling world heavyweight championship in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) and later in New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW).
The XFL was a professional American football league that played its only season in 2001.
The XL Center (originally known as the Hartford Civic Center) is a multi-purpose arena and convention center located in downtown Hartford, Connecticut.
YouTube is an American video-sharing website headquartered in San Bruno, California.
The 1980s professional wrestling boom (more commonly referred to as the Golden Age) was a surge in the popularity of professional wrestling in the United States and elsewhere throughout the 1980s.
The 2016 WWE draft was the tenth WWE draft, and first since 2011, produced by the American professional wrestling promotion WWE.
2K Sports is an American video game publisher and a division of 2K Games.
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