WWE history dates back to the early 1950s when it was founded in 1953 as Capitol Wrestling Corporation (CWC). It underwent several name changes over the years, from World Wide Wrestling Federation (WWWF) in 1963 to World Wrestling Federation (WWF) in 1979, and finally to World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) in 2002, the latter being strictly abbreviated as WWE in 2011.
WWE is the largest professional wrestling promotion in the world. It has promoted some of the most successful fighters and stories and featured some of the most iconic and important matches and moments in sports entertainment history. WWE currently airs various high-profile shows like Raw and SmackDown in more than 150 countries, hosts at least 12 pay-per-view events a year, including WrestleMania, and hosts approximately 320 live events a year around the world. In 2014, WWE launched the first 24/7 streaming network, which would eventually showcase WWE’s entire video library.