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World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc., is the largest professional wrestling promotion. It was founded as Capitol Wrestling Corporation in 1953. The wrestling matches are entertainment-based performances, which means the shows are scripted beforehand and carried out by trained professionals.

  • Headquarter location: Stamford, Connecticut
  • Founded: January 7, 1953
  • Founders: Vincent J. McMahon or Vincent J. McMahon (for CWC), and Linda McMahon and Vince McMahon (for Titan Sports, Inc)
  • Previous name: Capitol Wrestling Corporation Ltd. and Titan Sports, Inc.
  • Events per year: 450+
  • Most recent WWE champion: Bobby Lashley (March 1, 2021)

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