The eighth annual WWE Tribute To The Troops came to you from the largest military base in the world in Fort Hood, TX. In addition to Superstars like WWE Champion The Miz, John Cena, and “The Rated-R Superstar” Edge making appearances, the Tribute would also feature special appearances by legendary actor and comedian Cedric The Entertainer, the winner of the “Miss USA” pageant Rima Fakih, and The View’s Sherri Shepherd, as well as musical performances by the legendary country star Trace Adkins and the newest hip hop sensation, Diddy Dirty Money!
- Big Show & Kofi Kingston def. Dolph Ziggler & Jack Swagger by Big Show pinning Jack Swagger following the chokeslam.
- 6-Man Tag: John Cena, Randy Orton, & Rey Mysterio def. Wade Barrett, The Miz (with Alex Riley), & Alberto Del Rio by John Cena pinning Alberto Del Rio following the Attitude Adjustment.
With a crowd filled with 50,000 soldiers and their families, the show kicks off with a special performance of the hit single, “Coming Home” from hip hop legend Diddy and his newest creation, Diddy Dirty Money! After the group’s performance, Diddy states that he realizes that he and other Americans do not show the appreciation that the troops deserve before thanking the troops for all they do to keep America safe!
Multi-time Grammy Award winner Taylor Swift also delivers a special message to the troops by thanking the troops for keeping America safe and free before wishing everyone a Happy Holidays!
The reigning “Miss USA” Rima Fakih then makes an appearance as the “Miss USA” pageant winner would serve as the special guest ring announcer as the opening match of the night would see “The World’s Largest Athlete” Big Show would team with Kofi Kingston to face Intercontinental Champion Dolph Ziggler and “The All-American American” Jack Swagger! In the end, it was Big Show flattening Jack Swagger with the chokeslam en route to picking up the win!
USA Olympic Gold Medalist Lindsey Vonn delivers a special message to the troops as Vonn thanks and salutes the troops for all they do for America before wishing the troops a happy holiday season!
Los Angeles Laker Kobe Bryant also delivers a message to the troops as Bryant wishes the troops a happy holiday season and wishes the troops well!
Emmy award winning co-host of The View, Sherri Shepherd, made a special appearance as Santa Sherri would join Hornswoggle in handing out WWE merchandise to the large crowd!
Legendary country singer Trace Adkins then makes a special appearance on the show to perform one of his newest songs, “Whup A Man’s Ass”!
The former President of the United States George W. Bush makes a special appearance as President Bush states that it was an honor to be the Commander-In-Chief for the troops for his eight year term as President before thanking the troops and asking for the blessing of the troops to have a happy holiday season!
Legendary actor and comedian Cedric The Entertainer made an appearance on the shoe as one of the original Kings of Comedy did his stand-up routine for the troops in attendance!
The cast of the hit NBC show, 30 Rock, also deliver a special message to the troops as Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, Tracy Morgan, Jack McBrayer, & Jane Krakowski deliver the holiday wishes to the troops!
Then it was time for a blockbuster 6-Man Tag main event as John Cena would team with “The Viper” Randy Orton and “The Master of the 619” Rey Mysterio to face WWE Champion The Miz, with “apprentice” Alex Riley in his corner, Nexus leader Wade Barrett, and “The Essence of Excellence” Alberto Del Rio just one night before all six Superstars square off in their respective matches at WWE TLC! At the end of a chaotic match, it was Rey Mysterio hitting a double 619 on Wade Barrett and Alberto Del Rio before Randy Orton hits the RKO on Wade Barrett while John Cena hits the Attitude Adjustment on Alberto Del Rio en route to Cena pinning Del Rio to pick up the win for his team!