16 things you didn't know about WWE In this Aug. 18, 2017, file photo, WWE Superstar Alexa Bliss is seen at the WWE 2K18 SummerSlam Kickoff Event in New York. Adam Hunger/Invision for 2K Games/AP Images Before it was called the WWE, the organization went by WWF. President Donald Trump is a member of the WWE Hall of Fame. WWE has its own TV subscription network. Since its conception in the 1950s, the WWE has become a global sports entertainment powerhouse. The network is broadcasted in over 150 countries , reaching an audience of millions of viewers around the world. You're probably familiar with the basic principles of wrestling and can name a couple of well-known faces like Hulk Hogan and John Cena, but there's more to the company than what you see on the surface. Here are 16 things you didn't know about the WWE. WrestleMania 2 is the only WrestleMania event to take place on a Monday.
WrestleMania 2 is the only WrestleMania event to take place on a Monday.
WrestleMania is always held on a Sunday, except for WrestleMania 2. The event
took place on Monday, April 7, 1986, making it the only one to not take place on a Sunday. WWE was originally known as WWF but had to change its name
WWE was originally known as WWF but had to change its name
World Wrestling Entertainment hasn't always been known as WWE. From
1979 to 2002, the wrestling franchise was known as World Wrestling Federation or WWF for short. The organization changed its name following a lawsuit by the World Wildlife Fund, which also goes by WWF.
two actually first settled in 1994, according to the Guardian, on the terms that the WWE would cut back on the use of the acronym, but in 2002, a UK court found that the original agreement had been breached and thus, the WWE was born out of necessity. While people are inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame around every WrestleMania, there is no brick and mortar hall of fame.
While people are inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame around every WrestleMania, there is no brick and mortar hall of fame.
Unlike the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio, or the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio, there is no actual WWE Hall of Fame you can visit. But the organization hosts an annual WWE Hall of Fame induction ceremony and this year's
event takes place on Saturday, April 6 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. John Cena has won the WWE World Championship an impressive 16 times.
John Cena has won the WWE World Championship an impressive 16 times.
You may know John Cena from the big screen, but his career as a professional wrestler is remarkable. As of 2017,
Cena has 16 WWE World Championship victories. Ric Flair is the only other professional wrestler to accomplish this. More people attended WrestleMania 32 than any other previous show.
More people attended WrestleMania 32 than any other previous show.
In 2016, WrestleMania 32 set a new WWE attendance record with 1
01,763 fans at Arlington's AT&T Stadium. The previous record was 93,173 at WrestleMania 3 in Detroit in 1987. WWE doesn't allow blood in the ring (anymore).
WWE doesn't allow blood in the ring (anymore).
WWE has banned performers from bleeding in the ring — a result of WWE programming shifting from TV-14 to TV-PG. The mayor of Knox County, Tennessee, is a former WWE champion.
The mayor of Knox County, Tennessee, is a former WWE champion.
Glenn Jacobs, the
Republican mayor of Knox County, hasn't always been a professional politician. Prior to his 2018 election, Jacobs was a professional wrestler in the WWE in the 1990s. There is no off-season.
There is no off-season.
Unlike major sports such as basketball, baseball, football, and hockey, WWE
doesn't take a break. The sports entertainment organization operates 52 weeks a year. Women will be the main event match at WrestleMania for the first time ever in 2019.
Women will be the main event match at WrestleMania for the first time ever in 2019.
In April, WWE the women's match will be the main event of WrestleMania 35 as the Raw Women’s Championship
for the first time in WWE history. The match-up, slated for Sunday, April 7 at MetLife Stadium, features Ronda Rousey, Charlotte Flair, and Becky Lynch.
This follows the company's
first all-female pay-per-view match in October.