A report on Vince McMahon

McMahon in 2006
McMahon sharing a joke with Ron Killings at the 2008 Tribute to the Troops event
McMahon after losing his match at King of the Ring in June 2000
The Undertaker, McMahon, Brock Lesnar and Sable on SmackDown!
McMahon during a Raw episode in 2007
The exploded limousine at WrestleMania Axxess in 2012
McMahon commands Hornswoggle to join his "Kiss My Ass Club" in 2008
McMahon during the 2009 WWE Hall of Fame ceremony
McMahon talks to Command Sgt. Maj. John W. Troxell before the 2016 WWE Tribute to the Troops event, as his son-in-law Paul Levesque and his son Shane look on
McMahon as the ECW World Champion in 2007
McMahon's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame which is a one-time Ironman Heavymetalweight Champion
McMahon receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2009

American media proprietor, retired professional wrestling promoter, executive, and performer.

- Vince McMahon
McMahon in 2006

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Austin in July 2010.

Stone Cold Steve Austin

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American media personality, actor, producer, and retired professional wrestler.

American media personality, actor, producer, and retired professional wrestler.

Austin in July 2010.
Austin in 1996.
Austin as WWF Champion
Austin celebrates with referee Earl Hebner.
Austin with a fan
Austin's signature "flipping off" the crowd pose
Austin (left) faces off against The Rock at WrestleMania XIX, which was Austin's last match until 2022.
Austin in Iraq, 2003
Austin is noted for his signature "beer smash", seen here at WrestleMania 25.
Austin (center) with Hulk Hogan (left) and The Rock at WrestleMania XXX
Austin is a six-time WWF Champion...
...and a WWE Hall of Fame inductee (class of 2009).

In the WWF, Austin was repackaged as a short-tempered, brash, anti-establishment antihero named "Stone Cold" Steve Austin, becoming the most popular wrestler of the Attitude Era off the back of his feud with company chairman Mr. McMahon.

Calaway in 2014

The Undertaker

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American retired professional wrestler.

American retired professional wrestler.

Calaway in 2014
The Undertaker in 2008
Paul Bearer betrayed The Undertaker by hitting him with the urn he is seen carrying here
The Undertaker in September 1997
The Undertaker at WrestleMania XIX
The Undertaker in his "Big Evil" persona
Taker performing a Tombstone Pildriver on Ric Flair at WrestleMania X8.
The Undertaker, awakening the arena lights as he enters the ring
The Undertaker retaining his undefeated Streak at WrestleMania 22
The Undertaker after he defeated Edge at WrestleMania XXIV
The Undertaker, after defeating Shawn Michaels at WrestleMania 25
The Undertaker defending the World Heavyweight title at the Royal Rumble in January 2010
Triple H and The Undertaker at WrestleMania XXVIII
The Undertaker approaching the ring at WrestleMania XXX in 2014
The Undertaker in the ring at WrestleMania 31 in 2015
The Undertaker in April 2018
The Undertaker, as his Deadman character, preparing to trigger lights back to the arena from raised arms as part of his entrance.
The Undertaker walks away from the ring after The Streak was broken at WrestleMania XXX, April 2014
The Undertaker is a three-time World Heavyweight Champion

It was in response to this that Calaway sought to achieve more noteworthy success in professional wrestling by making numerous efforts to join the World Wrestling Federation, going to many lengths to land a meeting with Vince McMahon.

WWE

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American professional wrestling promotion.

American professional wrestling promotion.

Vince McMahon, the owner, chairman and CEO of the WWE since 1982
Current WWE minority owners/front office executives/wrestlers Triple H and his wife Stephanie McMahon
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Raw and SmackDown have been WWE's two main brands since the brand extension concept was first initiated in 2002

The pre-determined aspect of professional wrestling was publicly acknowledged by WWE's owner Vince McMahon in 1989 in order to avoid taxes from athletic commissions.

Triple H in November 2017

Triple H

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American business executive, actor, and retired professional wrestler serving as the executive vice president for Talent Relations and head of creative for WWE.

American business executive, actor, and retired professional wrestler serving as the executive vice president for Talent Relations and head of creative for WWE.

Triple H in November 2017
Helmsley wore a tailcoat suit and carried a traditional atomizer perfume bottle to highlight his extreme snobbishness
Helmsley in 1996
Triple H and Chyna in April 1999
Triple H after he won the Undisputed WWF Championship at WrestleMania X8
Triple H in April 2005
D-X striking their signature pose
Triple H as WWE Champion in November 2008
Triple H at the Tribute to the Troops in December 2010
Triple H being taunted by The Undertaker ahead of their second consecutive WrestleMania match
Triple H and Stephanie McMahon as The Authority
Triple H's entrance at WrestleMania XXX
Triple H making his Terminator Genisys inspired entrance at WrestleMania 31 2015
Triple H in April 2016
Triple H with his wife Stephanie McMahon at WrestleMania 34
Triple H setting up the Pedigree on John Cena in October 2005
Triple H with Chyna in 1997
Triple H making his entrance with the WWE Championship, which he has won nine times
Triple H is also the inaugural and five-time World Heavyweight Champion – totaling being a 14-time world champion overall in WWE

Outside of wrestling, Triple H has been a figure of substantial media attention due to his marriage to Stephanie McMahon, daughter of Vince McMahon and the CEO of WWE.

Wight in 2018.

Big Show

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American professional wrestler and actor.

American professional wrestler and actor.

Wight in 2018.
Big Show in 1999
Big Show entering the arena on the SmackDown! entranceway in 1999
Big Show entering the ring in 2002
Big Show, as United States Champion in 2004, facing Brock Lesnar
Big Show at the Tribute to the Troops in 2004
Big Show as the ECW World Champion in 2006
Big Show arguing with referee Scott Armstrong
Big Show and Chris Jericho as the Unified WWE Tag Team Champions, forming an alliance known as Jeri-Show
Big Show at Tribute to Troops in December 2010
Big Show with the World Heavyweight Championship prior to match at Smack Down
Show after he won the Intercontinental Championship at WrestleMania XXVIII
Big Show with the André the Giant Memorial Trophy
Big Show in April 2016
Big Show faces Braun Strowman in a cage match in 2017

Only when he saw The Giant debut in WCW did Patterson realize his mistake, much to Vince McMahon's displeasure.

Michaels at WrestleMania XXIV in March 2008

Shawn Michaels

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American retired professional wrestler.

American retired professional wrestler.

Michaels at WrestleMania XXIV in March 2008
Michaels (left) with Marty Jannetty during their time as The Rockers
Diesel acted as Michaels's on-air bodyguard and tag team partner for two championship reigns
Michaels in 1994
Michaels portrayed his cocky, vain character with colorful outfits
Michaels (pictured here in 2008) was the WWF Commissioner in 1998
Michaels's match with Chris Jericho at WrestleMania XIX in March 2003 was his first match at a WrestleMania event since WrestleMania XIV in March 1998
Michaels performing his signature pose
Triple H and Michaels as D-X in 2006
Michaels confronting John Cena on an episode of Raw
Michaels interacting with the fans at WrestleMania XXIV before his match with Ric Flair
Shawn Michaels feuded with John Bradshaw Layfield in early 2009
Michaels reconciles with Bret Hart in January 2010
Michaels at WrestleMania XXVII, with other 2011 WWE Hall of Fame inductees
Michaels as WWF Tag Team Champion during his reign with Diesel

Due to WWF chairman Vince McMahon's desire to have his performers carry WWF-exclusive ring names, Michaels and Jannetty were renamed, as simply The Rockers.

McMahon in 2016

Shane McMahon

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American professional wrestler and businessman.

American professional wrestler and businessman.

McMahon in 2016
McMahon in 2007
McMahon during a Raw show in April 2016
McMahon at WrestleMania 34

The son of Vince McMahon, he is a fourth-generation wrestling promoter as a member of the McMahon family.

Jacobs in August 2021

Kane (wrestler)

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American politician, actor, and semi-retired professional wrestler.

American politician, actor, and semi-retired professional wrestler.

Jacobs in August 2021
Kane in 2003, wearing his half mask weeks before his unmasking on Raw
A bloodied Kane in a steel cage match against Edge
Kane with a portrait done by a fan
Kane was reunited with The Undertaker when he returned to SmackDown! in 2006
Kane preparing for a chokeslam at a WWE Live Event in February 2008.
Kane performing his signature fire pyro at WrestleMania XXVIII in April 2012.
Kane offering to "hug it out" with Daniel Bryan
Kane as The Authority's Director of Operations in 2014
Kane after his second re-masking in 2014
Kane reformed his alliance with Big Show during a feud with The Wyatt Family back in 2016
Kane alongside former Team Hell No partner Daniel Bryan in July 2018
Jacobs speaking at a political conference hosted by Campaign for Liberty in Alexandria, Virginia in 2014
Jacobs as Mayor speaking with attendees at Revolution 2021 hosted by Young Americans for Liberty at Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center in Kissimmee, Florida.
Kane at WrestleMania 32 Axxess
In WWE, Kane is a former ECW Champion...
...and a former World Heavyweight Champion

His involvement in this feud culminated in a main event match at King of the Ring against Vince and Shane McMahon, and then-champion Triple H.

The Undertaker in a casket match against CM Punk

Professional wrestling match types

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Many types of wrestling matches, sometimes called "concept" or "gimmick matches" in the jargon of the business, are performed in professional wrestling.

Many types of wrestling matches, sometimes called "concept" or "gimmick matches" in the jargon of the business, are performed in professional wrestling.

The Undertaker in a casket match against CM Punk
A stretcher at ringside prior to a stretcher match
A steel cage match at a 2013 Impact Wrestling event
The original Elimination Chamber structure
Shane McMahon and Kevin Owens on the outside of the Hell in a Cell structure, as seen in 2017.
The Punjabi Prison at No Mercy in 2007
AAA's Domo de la Muerte
Joey Kings (in white top, right) dropkicks Warhed into the barbed wire ropes
In keeping with the theme, the wrestlers outside the ring may wear flannel shirts during lumberjack matches; an example of this is the 1–2–3 Kid in 1995
2010 Royal Rumble match
Johnny Devine (left) uses a kendo stick on Buck Gunderson during a match
Chris Jericho (left) and Shawn Michaels on a table at a 2008 house show in Puerto Rico

(Vince McMahon mentioned on commentary without completely breaking kayfabe that the "footage looked awfully familiar"; in reality, repurposed footage of Simpson's infamous Bronco chase was actually used as part of the match.) The match eventually ended in the ring live, when Piper stripped Goldust down to women's lingerie and kissed him as part of "making him a man".

The standard WrestleMania logo; each event uses a variation of the logo to match the theme of that year's event

WrestleMania

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Professional wrestling live event held annually between mid-March and mid-April by WWE, the world's largest professional wrestling promotion.

Professional wrestling live event held annually between mid-March and mid-April by WWE, the world's largest professional wrestling promotion.

The standard WrestleMania logo; each event uses a variation of the logo to match the theme of that year's event
AT&T Stadium during WrestleMania 32.
Mr. T and Hulk Hogan at the first WrestleMania event; Mr. T returned for WrestleMania 2 while Hulk Hogan wrestled at the first nine events.
The Undertaker held the record for 21 victories in a row at WrestleMania.
The Rock vs. Stone Cold Steve Austin at WrestleMania 19 in their third and final WrestleMania encounter.
Shawn Michaels earned the moniker "Mr. WrestleMania".
The Rock is the only wrestler to face and defeat Hulk Hogan, "Stone Cold" Steve Austin and John Cena at WrestleMania
WrestleMania 35 at MetLife Stadium.
Famous rapper Bad Bunny played a key role at WrestleMania 37.

WrestleMania was conceptualized by former WWE chairman Vince McMahon and named by ring announcer and WWE Hall of Famer Howard Finkel.