It looks like I erred in the sarcastic January 2 item here about the World Wrestling Entertainment websites. I was incorrect in suggesting that WWE deliberately makes web browsers jump through hoops at its fictional entertainment website in order to get to the real-world corporate information of a company traded on the New York Stock Exchange.
Credit for the catch goes to David Bixenspan, who previously wrote a good review of my book CHRIS & NANCY for the Canadian website SLAM! Wrestling, in which he also busted me for a couple of mistakes.
David points out that, while the domain of the corporate site once may have been wwecorp.com, it has been WWECorpBiz.com for some time. When you type that into your browser, you’re taken directly to the corporate site (actually corporate.wwe.com — a “subdomain”). With “wwecorp.com,” I was using what appears to be a “mirror” of wwe.com — the company probably purchased a range of domain names that all lead people making guesses to the main site.
Now that we’ve cleared that up (and I apologize for a joke that backfired), perhaps WWE can move on to explain why it published two different timelines of the events surrounding the Chris Benoit double murder/suicide in June 2007. The first was published at the entertainnment website before being expunged; the second and more cautious one was published at the corporate website, where it remains.