WWE thanks America’s Armed Forces with the 15th annual WWE Tribute to the Troops celebration
The 15th annual WWE Tribute to the Troops event was held on Tuesday, Dec. 5, at Naval Base San Diego and will feature a two-hour special airing Thursday, Dec. 14, at 8/7 C on USA Network.
WWE began Tribute to the Troops in 2003 as a way to honor our servicemen and women and their families, and today it is considered TV’s most patriotic and heartwarming show of the year. In the tradition of Bob Hope, WWE brings together the best of sports, entertainment and pop culture with celebrity appearances and performances from music’s most popular acts.
While in San Diego, WWE Superstars will spend time giving back to military personnel and their families. Activities include a Be a STAR bullying prevention rally, as well as hospital visits and military outreach initiatives at various installations, including Naval Base San Diego, Naval Air Station North Island and San Diego Naval Medical Center.
“We are thrilled to welcome WWE for their 15th annual Tribute to the Troops celebration, continuing what has become a great tradition during the holiday season,” said San Diego Naval Base Commanding Officer Capt. Roy Love. “The servicemen and women of San Diego could not be more excited, and look forward to participating in this inspirational event.”
“It is a privilege to honor our servicemen and women for their commitment and sacrifice to our nation,” said WWE Chairman & CEO Vince McMahon. “Tribute to the Troops is our most meaningful show of the year, and we are proud to continue the tradition at Naval Base San Diego.”
The Shield battle Samoa Joe, Cesaro and Sheamus at Naval Base San Diego for WWE Tribute to the Troops
The rivalry between The Shield and Samoa Joe, Cesaro & Sheamus reaches a boiling point in front of the men and women of the United States military, as the respective trios will throw down in Six-Man Tag Team action at the 15th annual WWE Tribute to the Troops.
Emanating from Naval Base San Diego, TV’s most heartwarming and patriotic show of the year honors the men and women serving at home and abroad. For the 15th anniversary of the event, WWE returns to an active military base to compete in front of active duty service members – harkening back to the roots of the show’s early years in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Following the confrontation between The Hounds of Justice and the trio of The Bar and Samoa Joe to kick off Raw, tensions are no doubt flaring and were inflamed even more after The Big Dog’s successful Intercontinental Championship defense against Cesaro, as well as Samoa Joe’s victory against Dean Ambrose – despite the involvement of Jason Jordan. Additionally, Rollins bested The Celtic Warrior in a hard-fought battle that pushed both Superstars to the limit.
This Thursday at 8/7 C on USA, all bets are off, and the rival trios will throw down in what is sure to be an all-out brawl in front of troops stationed at Naval Base San Diego. Who will reign supreme at the 15th annual WWE Tribute to the Troops?