Statement of Ownership (sc 13g)

Date : 04/29/2019 @ 10:05PM
Source : Edgar (US Regulatory)
Stock : World Wrestling Entertainment Class A (WWE)
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Statement of Ownership (sc 13g)

 
 
 


SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
 
SCHEDULE 13G
 
Under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
(Amendment No. )*
 
World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc.
(Name of Issuer)
 
Class A Common Stock, $0.01 Par Value per share
(Title of Class of Securities)
 
98156Q108
(CUSIP Number)
 
April 17, 2019
(Date of Event Which Requires Filing of This Statement)
 
 
Check the appropriate box to designate the rule pursuant to which this Schedule is filed:
 
Rule 13d-1(b)
X
Rule 13d-1(c)
Rule 13d-1(d)
 
(Page 1 of 8 Pages)

______________________________
*The remainder of this cover page shall be filled out for a reporting person's initial filing on this form with respect to the subject class of securities, and for any subsequent amendment containing information which would alter the disclosures provided in a prior cover page.
The information required in the remainder of this cover page shall not be deemed to be "filed" for the purpose of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 ("Act") or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section of the Act but shall be subject to all other provisions of the Act (however, see the Notes).






 
CUSIP No. 98156Q108
 
 
13G
 
Page   2   of 8 Pages

 
1
NAME OF REPORTING PERSON
Lone Pine Capital LLC
 
2
CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP
(a)
(b)
3
SEC USE ONLY
4
CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION
Delaware
NUMBER OF
SHARES
BENEFICIALLY
OWNED BY
EACH
REPORTING
PERSON WITH:
5
SOLE VOTING POWER
0
6
SHARED VOTING POWER
2,256,631 shares of Common Stock
7
SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER
0
8
SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER
2,256,631 shares of Common Stock
9
AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON
2,256,631 shares of Common Stock
10
CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES
11
PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (9)
5.1%
12
TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON
OO

 
CUSIP No. 98156Q108
 
 
13G
 
Page   3   of 8 Pages


1
NAME OF REPORTING PERSON
Stephen F. Mandel, Jr.
 
2
CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP
(a)
(b)
3
SEC USE ONLY
4
CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION
United States of America
NUMBER OF
SHARES
BENEFICIALLY
OWNED BY
EACH
REPORTING
PERSON WITH:
5
SOLE VOTING POWER
0
6
SHARED VOTING POWER
2,256,631 shares of Common Stock
7
SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER
0
8
SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER
2,256,631 shares of Common Stock
9
AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON
2,256,631 shares of Common Stock
10
CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES
11
PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (9)
5.1%
12
TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON
IN



 
CUSIP No. 98156Q108
 
 
13G
 
Page 4 of 8 Pages

 
 
Item 1 (a).
NAME OF ISSUER
 
World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (the "Issuer")
   

Item 1(b).
ADDRESS OF ISSUER'S PRINCIPAL EXECUTIVE OFFICES
 
1241 East Main Street
  Stamford, CT 06902

Item 2 (a).
NAME OF PERSON FILING
 
This statement is filed by:
 
Lone Pine Capital LLC, a Delaware limited liability company ("Lone Pine Capital"), which serves as investment manager to Lone Spruce, L.P., a Delaware limited partnership ("Lone Spruce"), Lone Cascade, L.P., a Delaware limited partnership ("Lone Cascade"), Lone Sierra, L.P., a Delaware limited partnership ("Lone Sierra"), Lone Cypress, Ltd., a Cayman Islands exempted company ("Lone Cypress"), and Lone Monterey Master Fund, Ltd., a Cayman Islands exempted company ("Lone Monterey Master Fund", and together with Lone Spruce, Lone Cascade, Lone Sierra, Lone Cypress and Lone Monterey Master Fund, the "Lone Pine Funds"), with respect to the Common Stock directly held by each of the Lone Pine Funds; and
 
Stephen F. Mandel, Jr. ("Mr. Mandel"), the managing member of Lone Pine Managing Member LLC, which is the Managing Member of Lone Pine Capital, with respect to the Common Stock directly held by each of the Lone Pine Funds.
 
The foregoing persons are hereinafter sometimes collectively referred to as the "Reporting Persons".  Any disclosures herein with respect to persons other than the Reporting Persons are made on information and belief after making inquiry to the appropriate party.
   

Item 2(b).
ADDRESS OF PRINCIPAL BUSINESS OFFICE OR, IF NONE, RESIDENCE
 
The address of the business office of each of the Reporting Persons is Two Greenwich Plaza, Greenwich, Connecticut 06830.
   
 
 
Item 2(c).
CITIZENSHIP 
 
Lone Pine Capital is a limited liability company organized under the laws of the State of Delaware.  Mr. Mandel is a United States citizen. 
 
 
Item 2(d).
TITLE OF CLASS OF SECURITIES 
  Class A Common Stock, $0.01 Par Value (the "Common Stock")
 
 
  Item 2(e).
CUSIP NUMBER 
 
98156Q108  
 
 

 
CUSIP No. 98156Q108
 
 
13G
 
Page   5   of 8 Pages
 
Item 3.
IF THIS STATEMENT IS FILED PURSUANT TO Rules 13d-1(b), OR 13d-2(b) OR (c), CHECK WHETHER THE PERSON FILING IS A:

 
(a)
Broker or dealer registered under Section 15 of the Act;
 
(b)
Bank as defined in Section 3(a)(6) of the Act;
 
(c)
Insurance company as defined in Section 3(a)(19) of the Act;
 
(d)
Investment company registered under Section 8 of the Investment Company Act of 1940;
 
(e)
An investment adviser in accordance with Rule 13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(E);
 
(f)
An employee benefit plan or endowment fund in accordance with Rule 13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(F);
 
 
(g)
A parent holding company or control person in accordance with Rule 13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(G);
 
(h)
A savings association as defined in Section 3(b) of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act;
 
 
(i)
A church plan that is excluded from the definition of an investment company under Section 3(c)(14) of the Investment Company Act;
 
 
(j)
A non-U.S. institution in accordance with Rule 13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(J);
 
(k)
Group, in accordance with Rule 13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(K).

 
If filing as a non-U.S. institution in accordance with Rule 13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(J), please specify the type of institution: ____________________
 

Item 4.
OWNERSHIP

 
 
A.  Lone Pine Capital LLC and Stephen F. Mandel, Jr.
 
(a) Amount beneficially owned: 2,256,631 shares of Common Stock
(b) Percent of class: 5.1%.  The percentages set forth in this Item 4 and in the rest of this Schedule 13G are based upon a total of 43,739,412 shares of Common Stock reported to be outstanding by the Issuer as of February 5, 2019 in its Annual Report on Form 10-K filed on February 7, 2019.
(c)(i) Sole power to vote or direct the vote: -0-
(ii) Shared power to vote or direct the vote: 2,256,631 shares of Common Stock
(iii) Sole power to dispose or direct the disposition: -0-
(iv) Shared power to dispose or direct the disposition: 2,256,631 shares of Common Stock
 
 

 
CUSIP No. 98156Q108
 
 
13G
 
Page   6   of 8 Pages

 
   

Item 5.
OWNERSHIP OF FIVE PERCENT OR LESS OF A CLASS
   
 
Not applicable.

Item 6.
OWNERSHIP OF MORE THAN FIVE PERCENT ON BEHALF OF ANOTHER PERSON
 
 
Not applicable.
   

Item 7.
IDENTIFICATION AND CLASSIFICATION OF THE SUBSIDIARY WHICH ACQUIRED THE SECURITY BEING REPORTED ON BY THE PARENT HOLDING COMPANY OR CONTROL PERSON
 
Not applicable
   

Item 8.
IDENTIFICATION AND CLASSIFICATION OF MEMBERS OF THE GROUP
 
Not applicable
   

Item 9.
NOTICE OF DISSOLUTION OF GROUP
 
Not applicable
   




Item 10.
CERTIFICATION

 
Each of the Reporting Persons hereby makes the following certification:
   
   
 
By signing below each Reporting Person certifies that, to the best of his or its knowledge and belief, the securities referred to above were not acquired and are not held for the purpose of or with the effect of changing or influencing the control of the issuer of the securities and were not acquired and are not held in connection with or as a participant in any transaction having that purpose or effect.

 
CUSIP No. 98156Q108
 
13G
 
Page   7   of 8 Pages
 

 
SIGNATURES
After reasonable inquiry and to the best of his or its knowledge and belief, each of the undersigned certifies that the information set forth in this statement is true, complete and correct.
DATE:  April 29, 2019

     
 
 
 
 
 
By:   /s/ Stephen F. Mandel, Jr.
 
 
Stephen F. Mandel, Jr., individually and as
 
 
Managing Member of Lone Pine Managing Member LLC,  as Managing Member of Lone Pine Capital LLC
     
     
     
 


 
CUSIP No. 98156Q108
 
 
13G
Page   8   of 8 Pages


EXHIBIT 1
JOINT FILING AGREEMENT
PURSUANT TO RULE 13d-1(k)
The undersigned acknowledge and agree that the foregoing statement on Schedule 13G is filed on behalf of each of the undersigned and that all subsequent amendments to this statement on Schedule 13G shall be filed on behalf of each of the undersigned without the necessity of filing additional joint filing agreements.  The undersigned acknowledge that each shall be responsible for the timely filing of such amendments, and for the completeness and accuracy of the information concerning him or it contained herein and therein, but shall not be responsible for the completeness and accuracy of the information concerning the others, except to the extent that he or it knows or has reason to believe that such information is inaccurate.
DATE:  April 29, 2019

     
 
 
 
 
 
By:   /s/ Stephen F. Mandel, Jr.
 
 
Stephen F. Mandel, Jr., individually and as
 
 
Managing Member of Lone Pine Managing Member LLC,  as Managing Member of Lone Pine Capital LLC
     
     
     
 

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