1241 East Main Street
WWE Corporate HQ, Stamford, CT, jjron 02.05.2012.jpg
Titan Towers in 2012
Titan Towers is located in Connecticut
Titan Towers
Location in Connecticut
Titan Towers is located in the United States
Titan Towers
Location in the United States
Alternative namesTitan Tower
WWE Headquarters
1241 East Main Street
General information
StatusCompleted
TypeOffices and television studios
Architectural styleInternational style
Address1241 East Main Street
Town or cityStamford, Connecticut
CountryUnited States
Coordinates41°03′33″N 73°30′35″W / 41.0592°N 73.5097°W / 41.0592; -73.5097Coordinates: 41°03′33″N 73°30′35″W / 41.0592°N 73.5097°W / 41.0592; -73.5097
Current tenantsWWE
OpenedMay 13, 1991; 31 years ago (1991-05-13)
OwnerWWE
Height84.8 ft (25.85 m)[1]
Technical details
Floor count8[2]
Floor area94,248 sq ft (8,800 m2)
Grounds1.19 acres (0.48 hectares)[2]
Other information
Parking300[2]
Website
corporate.wwe.com

Titan Towers[3] is an office building located in Stamford, Connecticut, United States. It serves as a global headquarters for the American professional wrestling promotion, World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (WWE). While the interior is not accessible to the general public, WWE fans and visitors frequently visit or view the exterior of Titan Towers on a regular basis.[citation needed]

Overview

Built in 1989,[4] the 94,248 sq ft (8,800 m2) building consists of four stories of office space and four levels of parking.[2] The building was opened on May 13, 1991.[5] Though the building originally had only one flagpole with the United States flag[citation needed], it later housed a second flag that featured the company's logo on a black background.[6] The main exterior logo has also changed over the years.[7] Prior to the construction of the Titan Towers, the offices of Titan Sports, Inc., the parent company of the World Wrestling Federation (WWF), were headquartered in Holly Hill Lane in nearby Greenwich, Connecticut then moved to 1055 Summer Street just 2 km away in 1985.

On September 7, 1995, the rooftop of Titan Towers was used for one of the scenes of the opening intro of WWF Monday Night Raw. This scene featured Yokozuna, The Undertaker, Razor Ramon, and several other wrestlers.[8]

In 1999, Titan Towers was featured in a 30-second television commercial that consisted of Stone Cold Steve Austin, Sable, The Rock, Kane, The Undertaker, Mankind, Chyna, and Vince McMahon during Super Bowl XXXIII.[9] That same year, on the June 14 edition of Raw is War, Austin took a kayfabe role as CEO overseeing day-to-day operations within the WWF.[10]

During the August 21, 2006, episode of Raw, D-Generation X defaced Titan Towers by tagging the "DX" logo on the building with green spray paint.[11][12]

In the build-up to Extreme Rules in 2013, Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman visited Titan Towers on May 13 in which they vandalized Triple H's office and attacked nearby employees of WWE.[13]

On March 20, 2019, the company announced they will sell Titan Towers, and relocate their headquarters to 677 Washington Boulevard in Stamford, Connecticut by 2021.[14][15] Though the moved was later delayed to late 2022.[16]

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Titan Towers began to be used as an alternative location for selected matches during pay-per-views (as opposed to the WWE Performance Center); WrestleMania 36's "Firefly Fun House" match between Bray Wyatt and John Cena was filmed at Titan Towers using props and set pieces in storage.[17] The two eponymous ladder matches at Money in the Bank were also filmed on its premises, with the participants fighting their way to a ring on its rooftop to locate the Money in the Bank briefcases.[18][19]

According to Jim Cornette, Vince McMahon's office, as well as those in charge of creative, are on one side of the building, while Linda McMahon's office, as well as those in charge of corporate, are on the other [20]

References

  1. ^ "1241 East Main Street". Emporis. May 29, 2020. Archived from the original on November 14, 2018. Retrieved May 29, 2020.
  2. ^ a b c d "1241 E Main St". LoopNet. CoStar Group. May 11, 2020. Retrieved May 29, 2020.
  3. ^ Schott, Paul (April 4, 2019). "As WrestleMania returns, Stamford-based WWE booms". Stamford Advocate. Stamford, Connecticut: Hearst Communications. Archived from the original on April 4, 2019. Retrieved 30 August 2021. WWE now occupies about 92,000 square feet at its main offices in the “Titan Towers” complex that it owns at 1241 E. Main St.
  4. ^ Rose, Bryan (March 20, 2019). "WWE moving headquarters, selling Titan Towers". Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Archived from the original on March 21, 2019. Retrieved 30 August 2021. Built in 1981, WWE purchased Titan Towers in 1985 and has since become its world headquarters.
  5. ^ "10 Things You Didn't Know About WWE in 1991". 21 May 2015.
  6. ^ Graser, Marc (August 15, 2014). "WWE Rebrands With New Logo Tied to Digital Network". Variety. Archived from the original on August 18, 2014. Retrieved 30 August 2021. To launch the logo, which looks more modern with sharp edges, WWE’s chairman and CEO Vince McMahon tweeted the new look after raising a flag with the moniker over the company’s Stamford, Conn., headquarters on Friday.
  7. ^ Staff, WWE.com (August 15, 2014). "WWE unveils new logo". WWE. Stamford, Connecticut. Archived from the original on March 15, 2016. Retrieved 30 August 2021. WWE Headquarters gets a makeover with the installation of the new WWE logo.
  8. ^ "How Raw ended up on the roof of WWE Headquarters - What you need to know..." YouTube. WWE. August 29, 2020. Retrieved May 29, 2020.
  9. ^ Powers, Kevin (January 31, 2015). "A look back at WWE's most infamous commercial". WWE. Archived from the original on February 11, 2016. Retrieved 30 August 2021. WWE’s commercial featured a handful of the biggest Superstars of all time, including “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, Mankind, The Rock and The Undertaker, walking through the halls of WWE headquarters as bedlam ensued in the background.
  10. ^ McAvennie, Michael (March 16, 2021). "2:57 First day on the job". Austin 316: 316 Facts & Stories about Stone Cold Steve Austin (Paperback). ECW Press. ISBN 978-1770416161. Retrieved September 1, 2021. One week after Linda McMahon appointed Stone Cold Steve Austin her successor as WWE's CEO - in response to her husband revealing himself as The Corporate Ministry's "Greater Power" - The Texas Rattlesnake had a busy first day on the job in WWE's headquarters in Stamford, CT. (And yes, this was the actual headquarters.) As seen on Raw June 14, 1999, the Stone Cold CEO:
  11. ^ "DX leaves their mark". WWE. Archived from the original on August 22, 2006. Retrieved 30 August 2021. DX was in full force on RAW, vandalizing Mr. McMahon's $30 million private airplane, WWE headquarters in Stamford, Conn., and then attaching a chain to the Chairman's limousine, causing the vehicle's rear axle to break, ruining yet another night for the Mr. McMahons.
  12. ^ DK (September 3, 2020). WWE Encyclopedia of Sports Entertainment New Edition (Hardcover). Dorling Kindersley. p. 89. ISBN 978-0241488065. Retrieved 30 August 2021. Mr. McMahon nearly had a nervous breakdown seeing his limousine, his private jet, and even the WWE Tower tagged with lime green DX spray paint.
  13. ^ Editorial Staff, WWE.com (May 6, 2013). "Brock Lesnar involved in incident at WWE HQ; stunned employees comment". WWE. Stamford, Connecticut. Archived from the original on May 9, 2013. Retrieved 30 August 2021.
  14. ^ "WWE® Announces New Global Headquarters in Stamford". WWE. Stamford, Connecticut. Business Wire. March 3, 2019. Archived from the original on November 8, 2020. Retrieved 30 August 2021.
  15. ^ Schott, Paul (March 22, 2019). "WWE HQ plan showcases Stamford's economic momentum". Stamford Advocate. Stamford, Connecticut: Hearst Communications. Archived from the original on March 23, 2019. Retrieved 30 August 2021.
  16. ^ Schott, Paul (2021-11-16). "WWE targets late 2022 for Stamford headquarters move". StamfordAdvocate. Retrieved 2022-03-05.
  17. ^ Alvarez, Bryan (April 6, 2020). "WOR: WRESTLEMANIA 36 NIGHT TWO, PLUS ALL THE NEWS!". f4wonline.com. Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Retrieved May 29, 2020.
  18. ^ Fiorvanti, Tim; Coyle, Sean (May 10, 2020). "WWE Money in the Bank: Otis and Asuka secure MITB briefcases". ESPN. Archived from the original on May 20, 2020. Retrieved 1 September 2021. The match was previously taped at WWE's Titan Towers headquarters in Stamford, Connecticut. The men's Money in the Bank match and the women's Money in the Bank match aired at the same time, almost as if they were one big match. The competitors on each side had to find their way to the roof of the building, where a ring and ladders were set up.
  19. ^ Johnson, Mike (May 11, 2020). "MONEY IN THE BANK LADDER MATCH NEWS AND NOTES". PWInsider. Retrieved May 12, 2020.
  20. ^ "Jim Cornette on Why Linda McMahon Never Divorced Vince". YouTube.