WWE An Integrated Media Company
WWE has come a long way under the dynamic leadership of Vince McMahon. Former wrestler and today the CEO of the organization, he transformed it from simply being a pro wrestling foundation to a multifaceted media company. WWE has evolved over the years and while earlier it focused on hardcore wrestling only, today it has added many entertainment elements into the sport. The company operates under its two major brands; RAW and SmackDown. Each has its own wrestlers, rules and championships.
WWE has expanded its operations and today arranges shows in more than 145 countries, in various languages. Pay-per-view shows like WrestleMania, Royal Rumble, Extreme Rules, Elimination Chamber and WWE Hell in a Cell are brought to millions of homes worldwide and have received great ratings. WWEs popularity is such that the organization has branched out into different fields and owns a studio, performance center and libraries. WWE has its very own music group, as well as released several video games, books and home videos.
WWE inaugurated its extremely popular brand SmackDown in 1999. Its mostly referred to as the Super SmackDown and there are others who call it Friday Night SmackDown. All the wrestlers who are a part of the SmackDown team are bound by a contract, that doesnt allow them to sign with any other organization; in fact, not even with the WWE subsidiaries. WWE has launched the careers of some of the top wrestlers who have become household names today. These include Sheamus, Undertaker, Heath Slater, The Great Khali, Jack Swwagger, Big Show, Dean Ambrose and Big E Langston. The Divas who have enjoyed equal amount of fame and success are Layla, Kaitlyn, Tamina and Natalya, among others.
Upcoming SmackDown Events
With the WWE SmackDown schedule out, the wrestlers have started building up the excitement, giving interviews, instigating the opponents and putting up challenges. In one of the events, when WWE will bring SmackDown to Ontario, Randy Orton will take on Big E Langston. This clash is anticipated to be epic as it will pit the World Heavyweight Champion against the Intercontinental Champion, respectively. Other wrestlers who will be making an appearance include John Cena, Antonio Cesaro, The Shield, Christian and the Wyatt Family.
Making way to the ring at the BMO Harris Bradley Center will be Triple H, the Rhodes Brothers Cody and Goldust, Seth Rollins and Luke Harper. WWE SmackDown will also be coming to Detroit, North Little Rock, Boston, Nashville and Hershey. WWE SmackDown tickets are in great demand this season as the fans cant wait to catch their favorite wrestlers in live action.