TRIBUTE TO THE TROOPS

WWE @ Baghdad, Iraq - Camp Victory - December 20, 2003
Smackdown - aired on Christmas Day; Spc. Marilynn Anderson from the 18th MP Brigade sang the National Anthem to open the show; featured an in-ring segment in which Vince McMahon thanked the troops for their efforts but was interrupted by Santa Claus, who came out and distributed presents to several of those in attendance; after Santa refused to give Vince a gift, Vince verbally berated him and knocked him to the mat; moments later, Santa revealed himself to be Steve Austin and hit the Stunner on McMahon; Austin then thanked the troops for everything they were doing (Austin's surprise TV return following Survivor Series); included an in-ring promo from John Cena in which he mentioned facing the Big Show later in the night, then thanked the troops; featured a closing music video to the tune of Creed's "Weathered":
The Acolytes defeated Charlie Haas & Shelton Benjamin at 4:38 when Bradshaw pinned Haas with the Clothesline from Hell after Haas hit the corner
Rikishi pinned Rhyno with a Samoan Drop at 2:28 after Rhyno failed an attempt at the Gore and hit the corner; after the bout, Rikishi brought two female soldiers in the ring to dance with him
Eddie Guerrero pinned Chris Benoit at 11:38 by reversing a powerbomb attempt into a sunset flip and putting his feet on the ropes for leverage; after the bout, Eddie started a "USA" chant before the two men shook hands and hugged out of respect
Torrie Wilson defeated Dawn Marie and Sable in a Santa's Little Helper outfit contest; after the event, Wilson fought off Dawn Marie and Sable after being double teamed
John Cena pinned WWE US Champion the Big Show in a non-title match at 4:11 with the FU after blocking a chokeslam attempt with a low blow; after the bout, Steve Austin came ringside and hit the Stunner on both participants before inviting all the other talent on hand, Vince McMahon included, to the ring to celebrate the show

WWE @ Tikrit, Iraq - Camp Speicher - December 18, 2004
Smackdown - Christmas in Iraq - 12/23/04: featured Vince McMahon addressing the troops to begin the broadcast, thanking them for their sacrifices, before introducing Lilian Garcia who then performed the National Anthem; included a video montage on the WWE talent flying to Iraq and meeting with the troops, set to Creed's "One"; featured an in-ring segment in which Santa Claus came out, with Torrie Wilson, Dawn Marie, Lilian Garcia, and Jackie Gayda helping distribute gifts to some of those in attendance; after Dawn Marie and Jackie got into a fight and Dawn Marie was sent to the floor, Torrie unmasked Santa as being Mick Foley; included WWE World Champion John Bradshaw Layfield coming to the ring in a Hummer, wearing a biohazard suit, and addressing the troops, saying that the next time they pick a fight somewhere make sure it's a place where alcohol is allowed; moments later, the Big Show came out to confront the champion, called him a deserter, and knocked him out of the ring before putting on the champion's cowboy hat; included a closing video package of the WWE tour set to Creed's "Higher":
Booker T pinned Rene Dupree with the scissors kick at 3:41
The Undertaker defeated John Heidenreich via count-out at 7:34 when Heidenreich tried to leave through the crowd but was blocked by the soldiers in the front row
Hardcore Holly pinned Kenzo Suzuki with the Alabama Slam at 2:38
Eddie Guerrero & WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated Kurt Angle & Luther Reigns at 6:01 when Mysterio pinned Reigns with the springboard legdrop after Guerrero threw Angle to the floor

WWE - Bagram, Afghanistan - Air Base - December 9, 2005 (5,000+)
Raw "Holiday with the Troops" - 12/19/05; featured an opening in-ring segment where Vince McMahon praised the troops for their efforts and said they were being largely ignored by the media in the States; he then introduced Lilian Garcia who sang "The Star Spangled Banner"; included footage of the WWE superstars visiting Ramstein Air Force Base and Landstuhl Regional Medical Center on their way to Afghanistan; featured a video package on the high number of land mines positioned in the area; included footage of WWE World Champion John Cena and WWE Women's Champion Trish Stratus holding a press conference for Afghan TV; featured footage of MSNBC's Rita Cosby documenting the WWE's tour, with comments from Rita, JBL, Triple H, and Vince McMahon; Cosby was later shown in attendance of the show; included video montages of the tour set to "You and Me" by Lifehouse and "Right Here Waiting" by Staind; featured a commercial for the following week's Raw where Kurt Angle would make a major announcement; included a video package on some of the soldiers killed in the line of duty; featured a closing video package set to Scott Stapp's "You Set Me Free":
WWE Raw Tag Team Champion the Big Show pinned Carlito Caribbean Cool with the chokeslam at 1:09
Mick Foley pinned John Bradshaw Layfield in a no holds barred match with the Mr. Socko Mandible Claw at 1:58 after a double arm DDT; the match came about after JBL, dressed as Santa Claus, was interviewed in the ring by Jonathan Coachman, with JBL saying he was going to cancel all the holidays; moments later, Foley, also dressed as Santa, came out and said he wanted a no holds barred match against the other Santa; during the contest, both of their costumes were removed
Gene Snitsky pinned Shelton Benjamin at 1:52 with a boot to the face after Benjamin hit his head on an exposed top turnbuckle
WWE World Champion John Cena pinned Chris Masters in a non-title match at 4:53 with the FU
WWE IC Champion Ric Flair defeated Jonathan Coachman via submission with the figure-4 at 2:01
Candice Michelle & Maria defeated WWE Women's Champion Trish Stratus & Ashley when Candice pinned Ashley with a roll up and grabbing the clothes for leverage at 4:16
Shawn Michaels pinned Triple H in a bootcamp match at 13:35 with the superkick after a catapult sent Triple H face-first into the corner; prior to the bout, Jerry Lawler & Joey Styles mentioned that one of the soldiers on hand, Chris Polumbo, is the brother of former WWE wrestler Chuck Polumbo and was a recipient of the Silver Star (Shawn Michaels: His Journey)

WWE @ Camp Victoria, Iraq - December 8, 2006
Tribute to the Troops - 12/25/06 - included highlights of an in-ring segment in which Gen. George W. Casey Jr. thanked the WWE and Vince McMahon for their support and thanked the troops for everything they do; featured a music video of still photos of troops and WWE superstars to John Lennon's "(Happy X-Mas) War is Over;" included CM Punk and Shelton Benjamin wishing their friends and family back home a happy holidays; featured Lilian Garcia performing the National Anthem earlier in the day; included footage of a mortor attack the day before the taping, with Michael Cole reporting from the scene as the smoke came up, and comments from several WWE employees who experienced the incident first-hand; the attack injured 14 soldiers; featured interviews with several Iraqi soldiers about the changes to their country; included a backstage promo by Chris Masters in which he said he would challenge the troops to break the Masterlock; featured comments from John Cena, Carlito Caribbean Cool, Edge, Torrie Wilson, Bobby Lashley, Jeff Hardy and others about their experience with the troops; the segment featured Johnny Nitro and Melina commenting on seeing a memorial service for a soldier who was killed in the line of duty, with Melina crying; included highlights from an in-ring segment in which Director of Armed Forces Entertainment Art Myers presented 1st Lt. Shannon Terry with the 2.6 millionth letter, making it official that every soldier in the Middle East received a letter from citizens back home; featured footage of the troops setting up the ring and lighting for the show; included an in-ring segment in which "Santa" cut an in-ring promo in which he brought out Torrie Wilson, Maria, and Kristal to hand gifts out to the troops; after several minutes of throwing merchandise out to the crowd, Chris Masters interrupted and challenged Santa to a Masterlock Challenge, with Masters winning; after the contest, Masters challenged a soldier from the crowd by the name of Jose Avila; as Masters had the hold applied, Santa got back on the apron and disrobed, revealing himself as John Bradshaw Layfield; JBL then came up behind Masters and kicked him, causing Masters to break the hold and Avila be declared the winner; moments later, JBL hit the Clothesline from Hell on Masters before celebrating in the ring with the divas; featured a closing music video of the WWE's tour set to the Goo Goo Dolls' "Better Days":
WWE World Champion John Cena pinned WWE Raw Tag Team Champion Edge in a non-title match at 16:33 with the FU after Edge hit his head in the corner while attempting the spear (The John Cena Experience)
CM Punk pinned Shelton Benjamin at 4:47 with a roll up after avoiding a Benjamin splash in the corner
The Undertaker pinned Johnny Nitro (w/ Melina) with the tombstone at 3:57
ECW World Champion Bobby Lashley pinned Hardcore Holly in a non-title match with the running powerslam at 6:28
Umaga pinned WWE IC Champion Jeff Hardy in a non-title match at 5:53 with the thumb strike to the throat after a back splash in the corner
Carlito Caribbean Cool pinned WWE Raw Tag Team Champion Randy Orton with a roll up and grabbing the tights for leverage at 5:09 as Orton argued with the referee after the ref caught Orton making a cover with his feet on the ropes

WWE @ Tikrit, Iraq - Camp Speicher - December 7, 2007
Raw - Tribute to the Troops - 12/24/07 - featured an opening video to the tune of the Goo Goo Dolls' 'Better Days;' included Michael Cole & Jerry Lawler on commentary from Stamford, CT; featured footage of the WWE stars meeting with the troops during the tour to the Foo Fighters' 'Times Like These,' Staind's 'So Far Away,' and Graham Colton's 'Best Days;' included a feature on soldier-made paintings; featured a feature on a mess hall that was damaged during a suicide bombing in 2004 which killed 19 soldiers; included a feature on how much progress has been made in Iraq; featured footage from earlier in the day of several soldiers being reinlisted in the wrestling ring; included a slideshow of the soldiers and WWE talent to the tune of John Lennon's 'Happy X-Mas (War is Over);' featured a feature on the soccer stadium used for the venue, its violent history, and getting it ready for the show; included a feature on IED attacks; featured a feature on John Cena touring a base just outside an insurgent stronghold; included a feature on Chris Jericho making his first tour of Iraq; featured a closing music video to the tune of Daughtry's 'Feels Like Tonight':
Chris Jericho defeated WWE World Champion Randy Orton via disqualification in a non-title match at 14:19 when John Bradshaw Layfield appeared, mic in hand, and climbed in the ring; moments later, Jericho attacked JBL but was dropped with the RKO by Orton; during the match, Director of Armed Forces Entertainment Art Myers was shown in the crowd; after Orton left ringside, JBL dropped Jericho with the Clothesline from Hell
WWE IC Champion Jeff Hardy pinned Carlito Caribbean Cool in a non-title match at 6:34 with the Twist of Fate and Swanton
Mickie James & Maria fought Kelly Kelly & Layla to a no contest at around the 4-minute mark; prior to the bout, Vince McMahon cut an in-ring promo on how much the WWE supports the troops before taking a ringside seat for the match; McMahon eventually stopped the match and said Santa Claus wasn't coming to Iraq, until Santa - with one arm in a sling - appeared and said McMahon had tried to sabatoge his sleigh; Santa then told a story from when McMahon was little and stole a naughty magazine from a convenience store; after Santa read an old letter McMahon gave him, asking for a rooster for Christmas, McMahon ripped off the Santa hat to reveal Santa as John Cena; Cena then dropped McMahon with the FU; moments later, Cena had the divas throw gifts out to the corwd (the bout began during the commercial break)
Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned Mark Henry with a roll up at 4:17 after Henry hit his head on the middle turnbuckle
Triple H & Shawn Michaels defeated Umaga & Ken Kennedy at around the 11-minute mark when Triple H pinned Kennedy with the Pedigree after the superkick from Michaels; after the bout, Triple H & Michaels brought soldiers from the crowd into the ring with them and did the DX chop as the broadcast ended (the bout began during the commercial break)

WWE @ Baghdad, Iraq - Camp Liberty - December 5, 2008
Tribute to the Troops - aired as a 1-hour special on 12/20/08 on NBC - featured an opening video package featuring Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, and Marilyn Monroe as several entertainers who have performed overseas for American troops; included pretaped comments from President George W. Bush, shown to the crowd, in which he thanked WWE for their constant support of troops and their families over the years; the first Tribute to the Troops event to have a video wall as part of the production; featured Michael Cole & Jerry Lawler on commentary; included footage of Kelly Kelly, Rey Mysterio Jr., Eve, World Heavyweight Champion John Cena, and R Truth at Camp Echo; featured footage of JBL, Mickie James, Chris Jericho, Maria, CM Punk, Eve, the Big Show, Truth, Batista, Cryme Tyme, John Morrison & Mike Mizanin, Cena, Kelly, Jeff Hardy, Mysterio, and Alicia Fox, set to Ben E. King's "Stand By Me" and Nickelback's "Gotta Be Somebody;" included Lilian Garcia introducing Cryme Tyme, who appeared dressed as Santa Claus; after Cryme Tyme said they loved every person in attendance, they had Santa's Little Helpers - Maria, Eve, Kelly, Mickie, and Alicia - come out, greet the troops, and throw merchandise out to the soldiers; featured the reading of letters from children to the soldiers serving overseas, to the tune of Shinedown's "Second Chance;" included holiday greetings from 225 PSD in Camp Korean Village; featured footage of Jericho, JBL, Show, and other talent visiting sites in the area that had been bombed but were being repaired, set to Staind's "Believe;" included still photos from the tour set to Bob Dylan's "Ring Them Bells;" featured a closing music video recapping the tour, set to Needtobreathe's "Shine On":
Jeff Hardy, WWE Raw Tag Team Champion CM Punk, & R Truth defeated John Bradshaw Layfield, John Morrison & Mike Mizanin at 7:41 when Hardy pinned JBL with the Twist of Fate and Swanton; prior to the bout, JBL was escorted to the ring in a Humvee and wearing his cowboy hat on top of a helmet; the bout was taped before Hardy won the WWE World Title and Morrison & Mizanin won the WWE Raw Tag Team Titles but they were referred to as champions by the commentary team; after the bout, Director of Armed Forces Entertainment Art Myers was shown in the crowd
World Heavyweight Champion John Cena, Batista, & Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated Chris Jericho, the Big Show, & Randy Orton at 9:50 when Cena pinned Orton with the FU as Batista pinned Jericho with the sit-down powerbomb, following a double 619 from Mysterio; late in the match, Show walked out of the match after fighting off his two partners (History of WWE)

WWE @ Balad Air Base, Iraq - Holt Memorial Stadium - December 4, 2009
MVP defeated Chris Masters
Tribute to the Troops - 12/19/09 on NBC - included Eve as the ring announcer; featured Michael Cole & Jerry Lawler on commentary; included a photo slideshow of WWE talent meeting with soldiers to the tune of Bob Dylan's "Forever Young;" featured WWE World Champion John Cena, Rey Mysterio Jr., R-Truth, & a Bella twin leading the troops at the Balad Joint Coordination Center in wishing viewers a happy holidays; included Eve introducing Santa Claus, with R-Truth then coming out dressed as Santa and then introducing Brie & Nikki Bella, Layla, Alicia Fox, and Kelly Kelly who then threw out gifts to the crowd and hugged and kissed many of the ringside soldiers; featured pre-taped comments from President Barack Obama in which he supported the soldiers for their service to the country; included footage of WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Chris Jericho, CM Punk, Mysterio, Cryme Tyme, Fox, Cena, Eve, WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin, WWE IC Champion John Morrison, and more meeting with the troops to the tune of Better Than Ezra's "Absolutely Still" and Bon Jovi's "Superman Tonight;" featured Morrison, Fox, Eve, and more leading the troops at Al Asad Airbase in singing "We Wish You a Merry Christmas;" included pre-taped comments from Gen. David Patraeus, commander of U.S. Central Command, in which he thanked the WWE for their support of the troops and spoke of the progress being made thanks to the military support, followed by comments from the soldiers in which they said they were doing what they loved to do; featured a video package recapping Cena's years appearing before the soldiers serving overseas, to the tune of Nickelback's "Never Gonna Be Alone," spliced in with comments from Cena in the ring in which he praised the troops for what they do and who they are; included the Bellas and soldiers in Camp Liberty wishing the viewers a happy holidays; featured an ad promoting WrestleMania 26 on March 28, 2010; included footage of a reenlisting of two soldiers witnessed by Vince McMahon, Cena, Mysterio, R-Truth, and the Bellas; featured a closing video package recapping the tour to the tune of Bon Jovi's "Superman Tonight":
Rey Mysterio Jr. & Mark Henry defeated CM Punk & Carlito at 3:02 when Mysterio pinned Punk with the springboard splash as Henry pinned Carlito with the powerslam; prior to the bout, Mysterio came out wearing a second camouflage mask which he gave to a ringside soldier; Brigadier General Paul Wentz was shown in attendance during Mysterio's entrance
WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin pinned WWE IC Champion John Morrison at 2:58 with both feet on the top rope for leverage after rolling out of the way to avoid Starship Pain; neither title was at stake in the match; a graphic appeared before the match which read the bout was taped earlier in the month, with Michael Cole noting Morrison lost the title to Drew McIntyre a week earlier
WWE World Champion John Cena pinned WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Chris Jericho with the FU at 7:55 after rolling through a crossbody off the top and hoisting Jericho off the mat; prior to the bout, a graphic read the match was taped earlier in the month, with Cole noting Cena lost the world title to Sheamus at TLC and Jericho & the Big Show lost the tag team titles to Triple H & Shawn Michaels; during the ring introductions, Brigadier General Robert Harris was shown in attendance

WWE @ Ft. Hood, TX - Sadowski Field - December 11, 2011 (announced at 50,000)
Tribute to the Troops - 12/18/10 on NBC - featured opening comments from President Barack Obama; included Michael Cole & Jerry Lawler on commentary; featured Diddy Dirty Money & P Diddy performing "Coming Home" at the entrance stage, with Diddy then addressing the troops and thanking them for what they do for the rest of the country; featured comments from Taylor Swift in which she thanked the troops; included a Slim Jim ad featuring Edge on how fans can help send Slim Jims to troops stationed overseas; featured Kelly Kelly welcoming the fans back from commercial break; included comments from Lindsey Vonn in which she thanked the troops; featured comments from Kobe Bryant in which he thanked the troops; included footage from earlier in the day of Sherri Shepherd and Hornswoggle throwing gifts out to the ringside fans; featured Trace Adkins performing "Whoop a Man's Ass" at the entrance stage; included comments from President George W Bush, from Dallas, TX, in which he praised the troops, their sacrifices, and WWE's support; featured a segment in which Cedric the Entertainer came out to the entrance stage, addressed the fans and troops, and made jokes; included comments from the cast of 30 Rock in which they thanked the troops; featured Eve welcoming the fans back from commercial break; included a closing music video set to Kid Rock's "Born Free" with photos and videos of soldiers, WWE superstars and other celebrities meeting with the soldiers:
Kofi Kingston & the Big Show defeated WWE IC Champion Dolph Ziggler & Jack Swagger at 4:41 when Show pinned Swagger with the chokeslam; base Major General Will Grimsley was shown on camera prior to the bout; Miss USA 2010 Rima Fakih was the guest ring announcer for the bout
John Cena, Randy Orton, & Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated WWE World Champion Mike Mizanin (w/ Alex Riley), Alberto Del Rio, & Wade Barrett at 10:42 when Cena pinned Del Rio with the FU after Mysterio hit simultaneous 619s on Del Rio and Barrett and Orton dropped Barrett with the RKO; after the bout, in a segment that did not air, Triple H & Shawn Michaels came out to celebrate the end of the show

WWE @ Ft. Hood, TX - Sadowski Field - December 11, 2011 (announced at 50,000)
Tribute to the Troops 2-hour extended version - 12/22/10 on USA Network - - featured opening comments from President Barack Obama; included Michael Cole & Jerry Lawler on commentary; featured comments from Taylor Swift in which she thanked the troops; included Brie & Nikki Bella welcoming the fans back from commercial; featured Diddy Dirty Money & P Diddy performing "I'll Be Missing You" at the entrance stage; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWE offers live event tickets for all US military personnel; featured the Kofi Kingston & Big Show vs. WWE IC Champion Dolph Ziggler & Jack Swagger match from the 12/18/10 airing; included comments from Kobe Bryant in which he thanked the troops; featured Trace Adkins performing "I Got My Game On" at the entrance stage; included comments from the cast of '30 Rock' in support of the soldiers; featured footage from earlier in the day of Sherri Shepherd and Hornswoggle throwing gifts out to the ringside fans; included comments from President George W Bush, from Dallas, TX, in which he praised the troops, their sacrifices, and WWE's support; featured Diddy Dirty Money & P Diddy performing "Coming Home" at the entrance stage, with Diddy then addressing the troops and thanking them for what they do for the rest of the country; included an ad promoting 'The John Cena Experience;' featured comments from Lindsey Vonn in which she thanked the troops; included an in-ring segment in which Kane took on Major Gen. James Grimsley in an arm wrestling contest, with World Heavyweight Champion Edge eventually coming out and clearing Kane to the floor; featured a segment in which Cedric the Entertainer came out to the entrance stage, addressed the fans and troops, and made jokes; included comments from Jimmy Fallon in which he thanked the troops for their support, with WWE World Champion Mike Mizanin eventually coming out and bodyslamming Fallon; featured an ad promoting 'Legendary' and 'Knucklehead' on DVD; included a “Did you know?” graphic which read WWE provides Raw, NXT, Smackdown, and pay-per-views to the American Forces Network, which is broadcast to military bases in 175 countries and U.S. Navy ships at sea; featured Trace Adkins performing "Whoop a Man's Ass" at the entrance stage; included comments from Chief of Staff Gen. George Casey Jr. about the soldiers and Tribute to the Troops; featured the John Cena, Randy Orton, & Rey Mysterio Jr. vs. WWE World Champion Mike Mizanin, Alberto Del Rio, & Wade Barrett match from the 12/18/10 airing; included comments from the staff of 'The Today Show' regarding the soldiers; featured Kelly Kelly welcoming the fans back from commercial break; included a closing music video set to Kid Rock's "Born Free" with photos and videos of soldiers, WWE superstars and other celebrities meeting with the soldiers:
Mark Henry won a 15-man battle royal by last eliminating Sheamus at 10:44; order of elimination: within the first minute, Nexus members David Otunga, Husky Harris, Heath Slater, Michael McGillicutty, & Justin Gabriel went to the floor after being attacked by the other participants; Chris Masters by Sheamus via a clothesline (1:41); Ezekiel Jackson by Cody Rhodes & Chavo Guerrero Jr. (2:26); moments after the elimination, Nexus returned to the ring; WWE Tag Team Champion Santino Marella by Nexus (4:47); WWE Tag Team Champion Vladimir Kozlov by Nexus (5:11); Guerrero by Gabriel after knocking him off the apron (5:31); Cody Rhodes by Harris (5:45); Gabriel by WWE US Champion Daniel Bryan via a backdrop (6:42); Bryan by Sheamus (6:50); Otunga by John Morrison (7:46); Morrison by McGillicutty via a forearm as Morrison attempted a springboard into the ring (8:41); Slater by Henry (8:53); McGillicutty by Henry (9:19); Harris by Henry (9:28); Sheamus by Henry via a press slam
R-Truth (w/ Eve) pinned Ted Dibiase Jr. (w/ Maryse) at 2:59 with the scissors kick after avoiding Dream Street
WWE Divas Champion Natalya Neidhart, Kelly Kelly, Brie & Nikki Bella defeated Michelle McCool, Layla, Melina, & Alicia Fox at 3:02 when Kelly pinned McCool with the K2

WWE @ Fayetteville, NC - Crown Coliseum - December 11, 2011
Tribute to the Troops - 12/13/11 on the USA Network - featured Michael Cole & Jerry Lawler on commentary; included pretaped comments from Barack Obama in which he noted all the troops would be home by the end of the month; included comments from Nicole Kidman in which she thanked the troops for their service; featured comments from Jack Gyllenhall in which he thanked the troops; included Nickelback performing "Burn It To the Ground" at the entrance stage; featured a look at the Golden Knights, with Eve, WWE Tag Team Champion Kofi Kingston, Alberto Del Rio, WWE World Champion CM Punk, and WWE IC Champion Cody Rhodes jumping out of an airplane; included comments from the Big Show, Rey Mysterio Jr., & Eve about donating Slim Jims to the troops overseas; featured pretaped comments from Hugh Jackman in which he thanked the troops for their service; included footage of Nikki & Brie Bella touring West Point; featured pretaped comments from Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy in which they thanked the troops; included anti-bullying comments from Eve, Kelly Kelly, Alicia Fox, Sheamus, and Kingston; featured pretaped comments Celine Dion in which she thanked the troops; included a segment in which George Wallace came out to the entrance stage for a brief stand-up, then said all the troops could see him for free in 2012; featured pretaped comments from Carson Daly in which he thanked the troops; included Mary J. Blige performing "Need Someone" at the entrance stage; featured a backstage segment with Kingston, WWE Tag Team Champion Evan Bourne, and Miss USA Alyssa Campanella; included pretaped comments from Robin Williams in which he thanked the troops for their service; featured a video package on JR Martinez speaking with Eve about the troops, then grading the recent dancing of Santino Marella, Cole, and Eve; Eve then presented him with a replica WWE World Title; included pretaped comments from Matthew McConaughey; featured Nickelback performing "When We Stand Together" at the entrance stage; included pretaped comments from Christina Aguiliera in which she thanked the troops; featured pretaped comments from Jimmy Fallon in which he praised the troops, with Sheamus then walking in, beating up Fallon and making fun of him; included an ad promoting 'Inside Out' and 'The Reunion' on DVD and Blu-ray; featured pretaped comments from Regis Philbin in which he praised WWE; included Mary J. Blige performing 'Family Affair' at the entrance stage; featured pretaped comments from Bradley Cooper in which he thanked the troops:
Randy Orton fought Wade Barrett to a double count-out at 5:56 when both men began fighting on the floor; after the bout, the two fought in the ring as a table was set up, with David Otunga then running out and attacking Orton; Otunga then attempted to put Orton through a table only to then sustain the RKO; after Barrett left the ring, Orton then put Otunga through the table with a powerbomb; after the commercial break, Josh Matthews conducted a backstage interview with Barrett regarding his upcoming tables match against Orton at TLC
Zack Ryder (w/ Sgt. Slaughter) pinned Jack Swagger (w/ WWE US Champion Dolph Ziggler) with the Rough Ryder at 3:46 after avoiding a bomb off the ropes; during his entrance, Ryder cut a promo saying Ziggler was the last man he wanted to represent America, adding he would take the title at US, then introducing Slaughter as his second for the match; Slaughter then took off his hat to reveal a Ryder headband; after the contest, Slaughter applied the Cobra Clutch on Swagger
Kelly Kelly, Alicia Fox, Eve, & Maria Menounos defeated WWE Divas Champion Beth Phoenix, Natalya Neidhart, Brie & Nikki Bella at 2:43 when Maria pinned Phoenix with a sunset flip; Major Gen. Rodney Anderson was shown in the crowd prior to the bout
Daniel Bryan pinned WWE IC Champion Cody Rhodes with a roll up at 4:28 after Booker T, who did guest commentary for the bout, punched Rhodes in the face from the floor behind the referee's back; Bryan's ribs were heavily taped for the bout; after the match, Rhodes challenged Booker to get in the ring with him, with Booker then fighting Rhodes off and clearing him from the ring; after Booker cleared the ring, he did the Spinarooni
Primo Colon & Epico (w/ Rosa Mendes) defeated WWE Tag Team Champions Evan Bourne & Kofi Kingston in a non-title match at 2:58 when Epico pinned Bourne with the Back Stabber after Bourne knocked Primo off the apron; Hornswoggle was the guest ring announcer for the match
Sheamus pinned Drew McIntyre with the boot to the face at 2:17; prior to the bout, Christian came out on crutches and praised the Canadian Army until Sheamus appeared and scared him backstage
WWE World Champion CM Punk, John Cena, & the Big Show defeated World Heavyweight Champion Mark Henry, Mike Mizanin, & Alberto Del Rio at 9:24 when Cena pinned Henry with the FU after Henry sustained a punch to the face from Show; Ricardo Rodriguez served as ADR's ring announcer for the bout; during his entrance, footage was shown of Henry visiting the National Guard during the weekend; after the bout, Cena took the mic and, with the entire roster standing at the entrance stage, thanked the members of the military for their service; the show then ended as the roster went around ringside meeting the fans

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