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Welcome to WWE Parents

We at WWE have families of our own, so we understand how important it is for parents to take an active role in their children's free time. We encourage all parents to help their children select suitable entertainment, and to understand the differences between fantasy and real life.

Our programs are tailored for teens and young adults, who comprise nearly 50 percent of our audience. About 73 percent of our audience is 18 years of age or older. Some of our viewers are younger children. If parents make the decision to allow their children to watch our programming, we encourage those parents to watch with their children. We urge parents who allow younger children to watch our programming to explain that what our Superstars do on television should not be emulated or attempted in real life.

WWE, through this web site, ultimately hopes to place a number of resources at parents' fingertips to help them talk to their kids about tough issues they face every day. We encourage parents and "family fans" to share how they use WWE programming in a positive way with their children.

News

Parents Advisory: Hassan and Daivari on WWE SmackDown! Tonight
As many you may know, the characters Muhammad Hassan and Khosrow Daivari are U.S. citizens of Arab descent who have grown up in America. Hassan and Daivari have spoken out about the challenges and poor treatment they have faced being Arab-Americans in a post 9/11 America. They have taken these complaints, and the way they express them, to the extreme, insulting their country, their fellow Americans and the U.S. troops to the point where they have drawn the resentment of their fellow Superstars and WWE fans. Hassan now dresses in Arab garb as a way to express his dissatisfaction with America.

Hassan has grown increasingly frustrated in the WWE, believing that the powers that be are unfairly preventing him from getting a fair opportunity to challenge for a WWE title. He now uses his Arab heritage as an excuse for why he is not getting more opportunities to compete for a title. Hassan now believes that he deserves an opportunity to compete for the World Heavyweight Championship. Tonight, Hassan intensifies his quest to get that opportunity.

Parents may want to watch this segment tonight with their children.

In the real world, WWE believes that no matter what our race, religious creed or ethnic background in America, we all share the common bond of being Americans. We should all be open to the beliefs of individual Americans, recognizing that it is this diversity upon which America is based.

John Cena & Victoria Featured in PSAs
As part of the “Stop DWI New York” campaign, John Cena and Victoria recorded PSA’s encouraging people not to drink and drive. You can view Victoria’s PSA here, and John Cena’s PSA here. Cena also took the time to record a special PSA about AmeriCares, discussing how the organization has helped people in need for over 20 years. You can view WWE’s AmeriCares PSA by clicking here.

Parental Advisory for ECW: One Night Stand
This Sunday, Extreme Championship Wrestling presents the ECW: One Night Stand Pay-Per-View. In the spirit of ECW, this event is expected to involve objects such as barbed wire, kendo sticks, tables, and chairs. There will also be strong language and violent behavior. Parental discretion is strongly advised.

D-Von Drops in on New York
D-Von Dudley of the Dudley Boyz will pay a visit to Ann Hutchinson School PS 78 in Bronx, NY on June 10th as a part of the Get R.E.A.L program. With 200 children ranging in age from 8 to 10 years old present, the assembly will center on getting a good education and setting goals for the future. 

In addition, Devon has accepted an invitation to visit Elizabeth Seton Pediatric Center in New York City after the Get R.E.A.L. program. Founded in 1869 by the Sisters of Charity, Elizabeth Seton is a 136-bed health center for children with a wide range of medical conditions and disabilities.  

Rosey and The Hurricane Blow Into Binghamton
On June 13, WWE Superstars Rosey and The Hurricane will participate in a Get R.E.A.L assembly at Broome-Tioga Board of Cooperative Educational Services' (BOCES) Columbus Learning Center in Binghamton, New York. BOCES operates as an extension of the local state districts and the New York State Education Department. More than 180 children, grades 5-12, will be in attendance to hear the Superstars speak about the core values of the Get R.E.A.L program: Respect, Education, Achievement and Leadership.

Superstars Attend USO Re-dedication Ceremony at BWI Airport
On May 24, Chris Nowinski and Ron Simmons attended the re-dedication ceremony at Baltimore Washington International Airport, celebrating the five year anniversary of the USO and the lounge they operate for our deployed military.  Most of the troops in the U.S. who are sent overseas, fly out of this airport. The lounge is seen as a haven by many of the troops who have been in Iraq and are waiting for flights home.  The staff of USO volunteers are on hand to meet and greet the troops in a warm friendly atmosphere, where they can sit and enjoy all the amenities the lounge has to offer.  Volunteers provide snacks, drinks and thanks to several major sponsors, including MCI, Lockheed Martin, Microsoft, Pentagon Federal Credit Union and the State of Maryland, free telephone calls and free ATM services are available.   Ron and Chris were on hand to recognize these companies with a WWE championship belt as a token of thanks.

Chris Nowinski Helping Students Learn Their Curriculum
Chris Nowinski visited Briarcliff Middle School (Briarcliff Manor, NY) on May 25 to emcee a quiz bowl for students in the school auditorium. In order to be a participant in the quiz bowl, students had to compete in fun types of challenges including hula hoop contests, races, etc. The quiz bowl questions were based on school curriculum, with some popular culture questions to keep everyone amused.  A great time was had by all and the 135 middle school attendees have already asked Chris back for next year’s quiz bowl!

Two weeks ago, on the eve of the Advanced Placement American government exam, Chris was a guest on a three-hour on-air cram session designed to help approximately 300 seniors in the Chicago-area prepare for the chance to earn college credit.  Other guests on the show included Harvard University professors Robert Putnam and David King along with co-hosts and Stevenson High civics teachers Andrew Conneen and Dan Larsen. 

Hassan and Daivari on SmackDown!

WWE introduced two new characters, Muhammad Hassan and Khosrow Daivari. The characters Hassan and Daivari are U.S. citizens of Arab descent who have grown up in America. Hassan and Daivari have spoken out about the challenges and poor treatment they have faced being Arab-Americans in a post 9/11 America. They have taken these complaints, and the way they express them, to the extreme, insulting their country, their fellow Americans and the U.S. troops to the point where they have drawn the resentment of their fellow Superstars and WWE fans.

In the real world, WWE believes that no matter what our race, religious creed or ethnic background in America, we all share the common bond of being Americans. American-Arabs are a part of the fabric of America, and they should be embraced by all of us.