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WWE Overview

Industry

Media

Organization Type

Public

Employees

500 - 1,000

Headquarters

Stamford, CT

Website

wwe.com

Website

wwe.com



Founded in

1952

Revenue

$100M - $1B

Key People

Adam Hopkins (Director, Public Relations/Corporate Communications),
Jim Johnstone (SVP Human Resources),
Matthew Altman (SVP, Communications),
Brian Flinn (Chief Marketing Officer),
Nicholas Sampogna (Director Of Social Media)

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About WWE

World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. is an American integrated media and entertainment company that primarily is known for professional wrestling. It has branched out into other fields, including movies, real estate, and various other business ventures. WWE also refers to the professional wrestling promotion itself, founded by Jess McMahon.

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World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. is an American integrated media and entertainment company that primarily is known for professional wrestling. It has branched out into other fields, including movies, real estate, and various other business ventures. WWE also refers to the professional wrestling promotion itself, founded by Jess McMahon.

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What Is

WWE's Mission Statement

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Committed to family friendly entertainment on its television programming, pay-per-view, digital media and publishing platforms.

What WWE's Employees Say

WWE is proud to offer competitive employee compensation and benefits along with an exciting variety of health and wellness initiatives. Working for WWE provides an amazing experience. The sky is the limit. You have the opportunity to improve in various areas.

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What is it like to work at WWE

August 9, 2010 on Reddit

I'm sorry if this seems like loads of questions. What was Matt Hardy like? I've heard other wrestlers say some pretty negative things about him in interviews. Which wrestlers are most fan friendly, and which are least fan friendly? (I've heard Randy Orton is pretty much a no-go area for fans) How do most of the wrestlers feel about fans approaching them in public? (I'm not talking fanboy gushing, just a hello maybe a handshake or a photo) What was Rob Van Dam like? What happened with Paul London? Management really seemed to take a dislike to him after a while.

Matt was fine, but some people didn't like him. Matt and Jeff were 2 of the most fan friendly guys. Orton has been good with it for a while. Bob Holly and Drew Mcintyre are the worst. Most don't mind as long as you are respectful and if they say no you won't continue hassling them. A lot of times they are in a rush (most do everything at the last minute). RVD was cool, chill and laid back. I'm not sure what happened to Paul London, I never was really close with him.

Curious question, since you worked for merchandising in the WWE. How much control do the wrestlers have over their merchandise? I remember hearing stories about how Austin would design his shirts, is that true? Speaking of Austin, what was he like? Did you ever meet Lesnar? Was it a surprise when he quit to play football, and what were your initial thoughts when he started in MMA Edit Question: Did you ever meet anybody that's not a wrestler at a WWE event? Got any interesting stories there?

Wrestlers had a fair deal of control over their merchandise. Some would sit in with meetings with us and propose ideas for designs and stuff like that. Rey Mysterio was one of the people who was always very instrumental in his own merchandise. Austin was really cool. He had semi-retired when I came in and did some on-screen work as a non-wrestler and he was always a great guy in person. Yes, I've met Lesnar a lot. I was not surprised when he left because he absolutely hated the lifestyle. Straight up hated it. He was also one of the guys who couldn't handle the travel without drinking and he would get drunk after every show, he missed his fair share of flights the next morning after shows. When he started in MMA I knew he would do well because he is an athletic freak. Yes, I've met some of the celebs that come out to the shows who get comped front row seats. No interesting stories unfortunately it's usually just a handshake and a brief conversation.

I love the way the WWE branched out from the wrestling industry into more of a hollywood scene with movies and music. Do you feel with the way the WWE has adapted over the years that it can remain a strong entity for decades.

Absolutely. WWE could survive based on just the revenue stream from merchandise. They make insane money from live event gates, ppv sales, advertising revenue, etc. Branching out is only going to keep them as a international conglomerate

How much does a low-level WWE wrestler like JTG or Zack Ryder make?

I don't know, they don't discuss their salaries with people like me.

Are the wrestlers friends back stage?

some are. Usually not. It's far from a typical workplace environment. Because of how political and competitive is, a lot of people try not to get emotionally connected to people who they will be competing for a job with. Strangely enough the girls are a LOT more close knit and closer friends then most of the boys are.

Do wrestlers/talent get paid per show (ie freelance)? yearly salary?

To be honest I'm not exactly sure how the contracts were slotted. I know there is a commitment, i..e length of deal, and I know that bonuses were awarded for merchandise sales and PPV appearances. beyond that, I honestly don't know.

How did you find yourself in that position? Also, what made you leave?

I was working for a design firm and found out about the merchandising opening in 2001~. I networked through to someone at their corp headquarters in CT, interviewed and was offered a job. I started off as a merchandising consultant until I was brought on the road in late 2002 and then promoted right up to director of national merchandising in 2005. I left because I couldn't handle the time commitment. The mental and physical stress of CONSTANTLY travelling, driving and flying and criss crossing the country is unbelievable. It was taking too much of a toll on my personal life. I miss the job a lot but I'm happy I left because the commitment is unbearable.

I know this question refers to events that were a bit before your time in the company, but how do you feel about the events of the Montreal Screwjob? Do things like this happen a lot in the company today (i.e piss off the boss, lose your title)?

I don't know what went on during 97. Bret Hart came back to the company about 7 months after I left and buried the hatchet with Vince. In terms of whether or not that happens today, the answer is yes and no. Nothing as monumental or important as the Montreal Screwjob would ever happen in todays environment. But, wrestling is very political. Extremely. If you don't have someone higher up that supports you, you can't get far in this company. If you piss someone off in management, you'd be lucky to stay on TV if you don't get jobbed out.
August 6, 2010 on Reddit

1. Biggest *** pro-wrestler you met? 2. Coolest pro-wrestler you met? 3. Best road story? 4. Not a question, but Foley is good

1. You might be surprised, but Zack Gowen (one legged wrestler who worked for us in 2003-2004). The guy was brought in about 2 months after me, and we had to design his t-shirts. He was an absolute ***. Completely stuck-up and self-centered. 2. Most down to earth and coolest guys were Big Show and John Cena. Absolute pleasure to work with both of them and both were humble and generous. 3. I will never forget WM 24 weekend, when Ric Flair retired. At the post WM party, everyone was piss drunk. Flair dropped his pants, and dipped his balls into a pitcher of beer, that was then passed on to some of the female wrestlers. They didn't know what Ric had done and downed the pitcher. The reaction after that was NOT pretty. 4. Yes, Foley is awesome

WWE Employees

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Gender

Male

66.0%

Female

32.5%

Unknown

1.5%
Ethnicity

White

60.4%

Hispanic or Latino

16.8%

Black or African American

10.0%

Asian

9.1%

Unknown

3.7%
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WWE Careers

Average Length of Employment
Chicago Sun-Times 5.4 years
Rodale Inc 4.3 years
Meredith 3.7 years
Playboy 3.6 years
Paramount Pictures 3.0 years
Cond Nast 3.0 years
Burrell 3.0 years

WWE

2.5 years
PBS 2.4 years
FleishmanHillard 2.2 years
MLB Advanced Media 2.2 years
NBCUniversal 2.1 years
Top Employers Before WWE
ESPN Inc 16.8%
CBS 10.9%
AIG 5.0%
Viacom 5.0%
U S Navy 3.0%
NBA 3.0%
ECHO 3.0%
Deloitte 3.0%
Top Employers After WWE
2K 5.8%
Kroger 5.8%
ESPN Inc 5.8%
Staples 4.9%
MLS 4.9%
Sprockets 4.9%
AT&T 3.9%
WillScot 3.9%
Verizon 3.9%
CBS 3.9%
Toys R Us 2.9%
Citi 2.9%

WWE Employees Education

Schools

Sacred Heart University

17.6%

Full Sail University

13.3%

University of Connecticut

10.1%

Syracuse University

5.9%

New York University

5.9%

Hofstra University

5.3%

School of Visual Arts

4.8%

Southern Connecticut State University

4.3%

Marist College

3.7%

University of New Haven

3.7%

Quinnipiac University

3.7%

Temple University

3.2%

Fairfield University

3.2%

Ithaca College

2.7%

State University of New York Albany

2.7%

University of Rhode Island

2.7%

Central Connecticut State University

2.1%

Villanova University

2.1%

Iona College

1.6%

Manhattanville College

1.6%
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Majors

Communication

18.7%

Business

12.0%

Photography

11.1%

Marketing

10.5%

Journalism

5.6%

Graphic Design

5.0%

English

5.0%

Finance

3.5%

Public Relations

3.5%

Entertainment Business

3.2%

Fine Arts

3.2%

Kinesiology

3.2%

Audiovisual Communications Technologies

2.3%

Management

2.0%

Writing

2.0%

Accounting

2.0%

Psychology

1.8%

Political Science

1.8%

Computer Science

1.8%

Economics

1.8%
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Degrees

Bachelors

61.3%

Masters

20.6%

Other

11.9%

Certificate

3.3%

Associate

2.2%

Doctorate

0.4%

License

0.2%
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WWE Employee Political Affiliation

Republican Party

65.0%

Democratic Party

35.0%

Employee Political Donations

Name Job Title Party Donation
Vincent McMahonChief Executive Officer $202,955Republican Party
Vince McMahonChief Executive Officer $196,300Republican Party
Linda McMahonChief Executive Officer $155,700Republican Party
Stephanie LevesqueExecutive $10,900Republican Party
Paul LevesqueExecutive Vice President $10,400Republican Party
Thomas EmersonReal Estate Closer $8,750Republican Party
Mark CalawayEntertainer $5,850Republican Party
Truxton EmersonReal Estate Closer $5,000Republican Party
Edward KoskeyCreative Writer $4,295Democratic Party
John SchelerManager $2,000Republican Party
Laura BrevettiAttorney $1,500Republican Party
Patricia GottesmanBoard Of Directors Member $1,000Democratic Party
Deepa KrishnaVice President, Operations $857Democratic Party
James JohnstonThe Third Meadow $750Republican Party
Basil Devito JrMarketing $700Republican Party
Linda MC MahonChief Executive Officer $500Republican Party
Helena VerellenMarketing Vice President $289Democratic Party
Heather MitchellProducer $250Democratic Party
David CallowayVice President Of Production $250Democratic Party
Kelly BrayAnimator $130Democratic Party
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WWE Salaries

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Planning AnalystStamford, CT $120,000
Solutions AnalystStamford, CT $118,955
Computer Systems AnalystStamford, CT $110,469
Functional AnalystStamford, CT $110,000
Solutions AnalystStamford, CT $108,060
Operations ManagerStamford, CT $106,142
Solutions AnalystStamford, CT $105,000
Programmer AnalystStamford, CT $100,000
Lead Applications AnalystStamford, CT $90,700
Lead Applications AnalystStamford, CT $90,700
Video SpecialistStamford, CT $80,000
Computer Software EngineerStamford, CT $76,835
Systems AdministratorStamford, CT $76,500
Application Support SpecialistStamford, CT $65,000

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WWE Awards

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WWE Stock Performance

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Revenue

$100M - $1B

Net Income

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Market Cap

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Total Equity

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WWE Competitors

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Frequently Asked Questions about WWE

When was WWE founded?

WWE was founded in 1952.

How many Employees does WWE have?

WWE has between 500 and 1,000 employees.

How much money does WWE make?

WWE generates between $100 million and $1 billion in revenue.

What industry is WWE in?

WWE is in the media industry.

What is WWE's mission?

WWE's mission statement is "Committed to family friendly entertainment on its television programming, pay-per-view, digital media and publishing platforms."

What type of company is WWE?

WWE is a public company.

Who are WWE's competitors?

WWE competitors include Nexstar Broadcasting Inc, PBS, FleishmanHillard, 101 5 WORD FM, MLB Advanced Media, Cond Nast, NBCUniversal, Paramount Pictures, The E W Scripps Company, National Geographic, Burrell, Rodale Inc, Univision Network LP, Meredith, Major League Gaming Inc, Edmunds, Chicago Sun-Times, MSL, Time Warner Cable Enterprises LLC, Playboy.

Who works at WWE?

Adam Hopkins (Director, Public Relations/Corporate Communications),
Jim Johnstone (SVP Human Resources),
Matthew Altman (SVP, Communications),
Brian Flinn (Chief Marketing Officer),
Nicholas Sampogna (Director Of Social Media)

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