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Transcript of WWE
Pain and Suffering
Tricks of the trade (cont)
Stomping at Impact
Winners and Losers
Lending a Helping Hand
The tricks of the trade
Fireman’s Carry Full Nelson
Beginner moves (cont)
Stone Cold Stunner Walls of Jericho
Advanced Moves (Cont)
Tombstone The People’s Elbow
Advanced Moves (Cont)
Beginner Wrestling Moves
Advanced Wrestling Moves
Tricks of the trade
The Show by Ryan Castro
By Anthony Milone
WWE atracts large amounts of viewers through:
Wrestlers / Actors
Dwayne Johnson "The Rock"
Terry Bollea "Hulk Hogan"
WWE has been apart of American culture for 20 years and consistently attracts
the largest concentration of the 18-34 year old male demographic.
3. John Cena ($35 Million)
4. The Big Show ($30 Million)
Salaries of the Top 5 WWE wrestlers
US Statistics of WWE
1. The Rock ($70 Million)
2. Steve Austin ($45 Million)
5. Triple H ($25 Million)
61% are male
15% are ages 12-17
67% are ages 18-49
41% are males 18-34
29% have a household income of 79K or higher
Demographics of U.S. audience
SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND DRUG TESTING POLICY
Herbal and Dietary Supplements
Masking Agents to Avoid Detection
Chett the Jet
Jimmy Wang Yang
Created WWE Universe for fans in 2008
Joined Facebook in 2011
Changed TV rating from TV-14 to PG for more possible exposure
Marketing & Partnerships
WWE teamed up with THQ games and created a video game
Created WWE Studios in 2002, producing movies that star popular wrestlers.
WWE targeted a more adult-aged audience featuring heavy violence, sexual themes, strong language and blood.
Top Faces: Stone Cold Steve Austin, The Rock
Top Heels: The Undertaker, Mr. McMahon
“Attitude Era” 1998-2001
History of WWE
by Antonio Gomez
- Relied on "gimmicks" to appeal to the audience
- First "Wrestlemania" in 1985
- Professional Wrestling became monopolized with WWE as the top wrestling company
Top Faces: Hulk Hogan, Randy Savage, Ultimate Warrior
Top Heels: Rowdy Roddy Piper, Iron Sheik, Andre the Giant
“Golden Age” 1984-1992
- WWE reported financial losses
and lost many of its top stars
to rival wrestling company WCW
- WCW dominated WWE in television ratings and as a result, WWE continued to lose profits.
Top Faces: Bret Hart, Shawn Michaels
Top Heels: Stone Cold Steve Austin, Yokozuna
“New Generation” 1993-1997
- Considered a legitimate sport up until the 1920s, when Pro Wrestling was identified as “Kayfabe” = staged theatrics
- “Face” = The Good Guy
- “Heels” = The Bad Guy
- "Gimmick" = A wrestler's personality or character
- 1950s: grew in popularity due to television
Professional Wrestling 101
- Changed from TV-14 to PG, producing more family friendly shows.
- July 23rd, 2012: WWE aired its 1,000 consecutive show
Top Faces: John Cena, CM Punk
Top Heels: Randy Orton, Alberto Del Rio
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by Kathy Nguyen, Antonio Gomez, Ryan Castro, Anthony Milone, Danny Muniz