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December 12, 2007

WWE tribute to the troops ~John Cena and Others

WWE tribute to the troops will be happening again this year. The WWE has been big on supporting our troops.

From Last year, Christmas night saw WWE's fourth annual Tribute to the Troops, as the fighting men and women at Camp Victory in Baghdad, Iraq were treated to the WWE experience.

John Cena, Umaga, Rated-RKO, Lashley, Jeff Hardy, Undertaker, Carlito and CM Punk were among the Superstars and Extremists in action, Santa Claus and the WWE Divas made an appearance, and in an unforgettable moment, JBL helped one soldier become the first person ever to break Chris Masters' Master Lock.

And this is from this year from one of the female wrestlers ....Mickie James

There are no photos yet or video for the 2008 WWE Tribute to the troops, but I wanted to show you how wonderful it is to see the passion these people have for our troops.

Tribute to the Troops blog

By Mickie James
Written: December 4, 2007

"Hey there.

After much anticipation, I am about to leave for the Tribute to the Troops tour in Iraq. I have to admit I am a little nervous, but my excitement surpasses any reservations I have. I don’t know how these soldiers can leave their families for months at a time to go to this foreign land, not knowing what tomorrow might bring. No matter where you stand on the war, you have to respect and commend our troops for dedicating and putting their lives on the line for us on a daily basis. This is just a small way for WWE as a company, a community and a family to give back to them for all they do for us.

I’ve been told that it’s wicked cold over there so I have packed lots of warm clothes. I went out and bought a really awesome super fuzzy warm hat, gloves and scarf. I also bought a really cute sweat suit from Victoria’s Secret – any reason to go out and shop, really. What a girl! Of course, I brought my daily Diva wear to sport for all my heroes when we go out to meet them, just a variety of sexy tops, jeans and boots, along with makeup and the necessities. A girl’s still gotta be a hottie even if it’s freaking freezing outside. I tried not to overpack, which is hard for me, mostly because I know it’s not the cleanest place and we’re gonna be doing a lot of walking. At any rate, I ended up with one bag weighing in at 55 pounds. Yeah, I know. And in my carry-on I had to bring my computer so I could still do my homework while we are over there and write my daily blog for"

Posted by Wild Thing at December 12, 2007 12:47 AM


I am not a wrestling fan, but I sure do appreciate their support of our troops. Don't you know those soldiers had fun visiting with those wrestlers. And a little beefcake for the female troops. Looks like that tour was a blast for the troops and the wrestlers.

Posted by: TomR at December 12, 2007 09:02 AM

what ever happened to that wrestler who always carried a 2 x 4, can't remember his name.

I had to watch this stuff with my son about 15 years ago and knew all of them but it is changing now. This is great. Nice tribute

Posted by: Mark at December 12, 2007 12:03 PM

Tom, we don't watch it either. But I noticed every year these wrestlers go and visit the troops. And the troops absolutely love it. hahaha

Posted by: Wild Thing at December 13, 2007 12:47 AM

Mark, I don't remember. When one of our nephews stays with us he watches it sometimes. I used to know a lot of them when I lived in Calif.. They would work out at Gold Gym where I worked out.

Thank you Mark.

Posted by: Wild Thing at December 13, 2007 12:49 AM

Leave it to the WWE, NASCAR and BEAR NATION to love and support the troops and airmen more than the Defeatocrats! And during a time of war on evil islamofascism...!!

Posted by: drstrangeloveb52isok at December 13, 2007 02:42 AM

WWF's Hacksaw Jim Dugan (2X4)... ! Loved Rowdy Roddy Piper (George Coombs from Calgary Alberta) too. PIPERS PIT was hysterical.....

Posted by: darthcrUSAderworldtour07 at December 13, 2007 05:09 AM

Darth, that's the guy Rowdy Roddy Piper, he even sold "2 x 4" s made of sponge rubber of course but that was the guy.

Posted by: Mark at December 13, 2007 08:06 AM

The wrestler that carried around the 2x4 was Hacksaw Jim Duggen.

I do appreciate WWE's loyalty to the troops and it is a shame that people who don't watch wrestling, use their time and recourses ot bash them and to give them a bad name.

If you don't like it, then don't watch it. But that doesn't mean that you have to bash it and disrespect it beucase they are doing what they know to do and what they're doing isn't breaking the law or causing anybody else and trouble.

It's their company, their passion and their choice to do what they do and the last time I checked, WWE was operated in America.

Posted by: Cenafan16 at December 16, 2007 02:43 PM

Cenafan16 you are very mistaken if you think anyone at this blog has bashed wrestling or wrestlers. Not even a litte, you need to re-read what has been said on here.
Not only myself but all that commented said it was wonderful what the WWE did.

Posted by: Wild Thing at December 16, 2007 03:38 PM