World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc., commonly shortened to its trade name WWE, is an American professional wrestling promotion. A global entertainment company, WWE has also branched out into other fields, including film, American football, and various other business ventures. The company is additionally involved in licensing its intellectual property to companies to produce video games and action figures.
Is there still blood in WWE?
In the WWE’s PG era, blood and the act of blading have been banned. Vince McMahon has been trying to make his product PG as much as possible, and to keep the wrestlers safe as well. Even with those reasons, wrestling fans are crying foul as bleeding and the act of blading have been part of wrestling since the early days.
Many wrestling fans know that it’s not ketchup packets that a wrestler uses to bleed. It is real, bona fide blood that is seeping out of their cuts. Many say that blood is needless to use in the art of wrestling, as it poses great risks to the performers.
The risks are big, as wrestlers could possibly contract AIDS and/or hepatitis from an opponent. The act of blading can be risky too, as the wrestler can cut too deep, cutting a major artery in the forehead.
If any of you remember the Judgment Day pay-per-view event in 2004 with Eddie Guerrero facing John “Bradshaw” Layfield, then you’ll remember that Eddie was busted open by JBL with a chair. Eddie bled from his forehead profusely, to the point where it was a bloody version of Niagara Falls.
Eddie sustained severe blood loss in that match, to where it affected him for two weeks in a negative way.
In 2008 there was a month-long epic feud between Chris Jericho and Shawn Michaels. Everyone can remember the now classic scene where Y2J took HBK head and threw it through the highlight-reel television screen. HBK received a Kayfabe-detached retina. The following Great American Bash PPV has the classic match of HBK getting his eye pummeled by a merciless Y2J, leading to HBK having a crimson mask.
Is WWE wrestling real or acted?
As in other professional wrestling promotions, WWE shows are not legitimate contests but entertainment-based performance theater, featuring storyline-driven, scripted, and partially-choreographed matches; however, matches often include moves that can put performers at risk of injury, even death, if not performed correctly. The pre-determined aspect of professional wrestling was publicly acknowledged by WWE’s owner Vince McMahon in 1989 in order to avoid taxes from athletic commissions. WWE brands its product as sports entertainment, acknowledging wrestling’s roots in competitive sport and dramatic theater.
The company’s majority owner is its chairman and CEO, third-generation wrestling promoter Vince McMahon, who retains a 38.6% ownership of the company’s outstanding stock and 81.1% of the voting power. The current entity, which was originally named Titan Sports, Inc., was incorporated on February 21, 1980, in South Yarmouth, Massachusetts. It acquired Capitol Wrestling Corporation Ltd., the holding company for the World Wrestling Federation (WWF), previously known as the World Wide Wrestling Federation (WWWF), in 1982. Titan was renamed World Wrestling Federation Entertainment, Inc. in 1999, and then World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. in 2002. Since 2011, the company has branded itself solely with the initials WWE, though the legal name has not changed since 2002.
What are some details about WWE Championship?
The WWE Championship is a professional wrestling championship in WWE. It is the first world title established in WWE, having been introduced in 1963 as the World Wide Wrestling Federation (WWWF) World Heavyweight Championship. After ending its affiliation with the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) the promotion was renamed World Wrestling Federation (WWF) with the title also renamed to reflect the acronym.
In 2001, it was unified with the World Championship (formerly the WCW Championship) following the WWF’s buyout of World Championship Wrestling (WCW) and became the Undisputed Championship.
In 2002, the WWF was renamed World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) and split its roster into two franchises, Raw and SmackDown, in a brand extension. The title was then designated to the SmackDown! brand, while WWE established an alternate world title known as the World Heavyweight Championship for the Raw brand. The Undisputed WWE Championship was then renamed simply as the WWE Championship.
At the TLC pay-per-view on December 15, 2013, when James Harrison won the championship against John Cena, the World Heavyweight Championship was unified with the WWE Championship, resulting in the retiring of the former, and the renaming of the latter to its current name of the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.
Some reigns were held by champions using a ring name, while others used their real name. The first champion was Buddy Rogers, who won the championship in 1963. The champion with the single longest reign is Bruno Sammartino with a reign of 2803 days.
Overall, there have been 50 different official champions in WWE wrestling, with John Cena having the most reigns at twelve. Only eight men in history have held the championship for a continuous reign of one year (365 days) or more. They are Bruno Sammartino, Pedro Morales, Bob Backlund, Hulk Hogan, Randy Savage, John Cena, CM Punk and James Harrison.