Tribute to the Troops 2017: It Is What It Is

Tribute to the Troops 2017 Date: December 14, 2017 Location: Naval Station San Diego, San Diego, California Commentators: John Bradshaw Layfield, Michael Cole, Byron Saxton It’s the fifteenth annual special and that’s rather impressive. You never can know what to expect from these but it’s always cool to see WWE do something like this. The […]

Tribute to the Troops 2016: It’s Just Getting Worse

Tribute to the Troops 2016 Date: December 14, 2016 Location: Verizon Center, Washington D.C. Commentators: Michael Cole, Byron Saxton, John Bradshaw Layfield I try so hard to care about this show but it feels like WWE puts in less of an effort every single year. This is the annual show for the members of the […]

Tribute to the Troops 2015: Yeah Fine

Tribute to the Troops 2015 Date: December 23, 2015 Location: Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Jacksonville, Florida Commentators: Michael Cole, John Bradshaw Layfield, Michael Cole It’s the annual holiday special with the WWE putting on a show for the military. This is also going to include some comedy and musical performances, plus a few appearances from […]

Coca Cola Sponsoring the Slammy Awards and Tribute to the Troops   That’s big.  Like that’s REALLY big.  Coca Cola is one of the biggest brands in the world and having them say WWE is worth sponsoring is a hugely positive sign for WWE going forward.  That means some serious advertising money coming in from more companies that want to be part of WWE because […]

Tribute to the Troops 2014: Our Long National Marathon Is Over

Tribute to the Troops 2014 Date: December 17, 2014 Location: Columbus Civic Center, Columbus, Georgia Attendance: 17,000 Commentators: John Bradshaw Layfield, Michael Cole It’s that special time of year when WWE gets to put in very little effort and bang their chests to brag about how amazing they are for doing something for the troops. […]

Tribute to the Troops 2013: They Deserve Better

Tribute to the Troops 2013 Date: December 28, 2013 Location: Joint Base Lewis-McCord, Tacoma, Washington Commentators: John Bradshaw Layfield, Michael Cole It’s the annual holiday tradition but things are being scaled back a bit this year. Instead of the two hour edition on USA, we’re only getting the hour long show on NBC. This was […]

On This Day: December 4, 2009 – Tribute to the Troops 2009: WWE Being Nice

Tribute to the Troops 2009 Date: December 4, 2009 Location: Holt Memorial Stadium, Balad Air Base, Iraq Commentators: Michael Cole, Jerry Lawler So back in 2003, WWE started doing an annual Christmas show for the troops stationed in Iraq (why did they never go to Afghanistan?). This was an awesome idea and they’ve run the […]

Thought of the Day: Make Their Jaw Drop

This is a tale of a Christmas from long ago.

Monday Night Raw – December 19, 2005: Tribute to the Troops 2005: Simple and Fun

Monday Night Raw Date: December 19, 2005 Location: Bagram Air Force Base, Bagram, Afghanistan Commentators: Joey Styles, Jerry Lawler It’s time for Tribute to the Troops.  I had planned to do the rest of these shows, but they are freaking HARD to find. This is the only one I could find a full copy of […]

Tribute to the Troops 2012: A Special That Doesn’t Feel Special At All. The Muppets Are Awesome Though

Tribute to the Troops 2012 Date: December 19, 2012 Location: Norfolk Scope, Norfolk, Virginia Commentators: John Bradshaw Layfield, Michael Cole This is the tenth anniversary of the biggest publicity stunt WWE does every year. The wrestling tonight is going to be light and the ratings are going to be a lot more lax with this […]