Sheamus said: “When I was on the aircraft carrier, the George H.W. Bush, we had dinner together [with the troops], and we all just talked about our experiences. I talked to one young Officer who told me basically he wasn’t able to go out on the ship anymore because he had a heart issue, but he was very, very dedicated to his role in the Navy, and whenever he could, he would do everything to help with the ongoings of the every day schedule.”
The holiday special will also feature performances by Grammy Award-nominated, international superstars Kid Rock and Flo Rida and appearances by Disney’s The Muppets, the NBA World Champion Miami Heat and TV news personality Katie Couric.
• Flo Rida, who also performed live entrance music for The Rock at WrestleMania 28 at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, grew up in Miami-Carol City.
Flo Rida discussing WWE, WrestleMania 28, The Rock, Tribute To The Troops
YouTube (jimmyv3 channel): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TcP9gDvmEvc&feature=plcp.
• “WWE Tribute To The Troops” is part of WWE Week on the USA Network.
Monday, Dec. 17: WWE Monday Night Raw (8-11:05 p.m.)
“WWE Monday Night Raw” kicks off the company’s jam-packed week live from Wells Fargo Arena in Philadelphia. The night will be highlighted by the 2012 Slammy Awards, where the WWE Universe will honor WWE’s most noteworthy superstars, divas, matches and moments of the past 12 months. With “WWE Active,” the most interactive show on television allows fans in the arena and at home to use social media to decide matches and stipulations, bringing an unprecedented level of fan interaction to the most-watched and longest running regularly scheduled year-round program on basic cable television.
Tuesday, Dec. 18: WWE SmackDown (live) Commercial Free Special (8-10 p.m.) and “Fast & Furious” (2009) hosted by WWE superstar Big Show (10 p.m.-midnight)
What’s better than a regular episode of “SmackDown?” A live episode of “SmackDown.”
What’s even better than it being live? It’s commercial free.
Tune-in and enjoy. It’s USA Network’s gift to you for the holidays. Immediately following, tune-in to “Fast & Furious,” hosted by World champ Big Show. The 2009 film stars Vin Diesel and Paul Walker. Brian O’Conner (Walker), now working for the FBI in Los Angeles, teams with Dominic Toretto (Diesel) to bring down a heroin importer by infiltrating his operation.
Wednesday, Dec. 19: WWE Tribute To The Troops (9-11 p.m.)
WWE will once again honor the U.S. Armed Forces with its 10th annual holiday special, “WWE Tribute to the Troops,” presented by Slim Jim. “WWE Tribute To The Troops” has become a holiday tradition and is considered TV’s most patriotic and heartwarming show. The special, filmed at Navy installations in the Norfolk, Va. area, will feature performances by Grammy Award-nominated, international superstars Kid Rock and Flo Rida for thousands of military personnel and their families at the Scope Arena in Norfolk. Disney’s The Muppets will also visit to lend some holiday cheer.
Thursday, Dec. 20: Burn Notice guest starring WWE superstar Big Show (11 p.m.-midnight, repeat)
World champ Big Show goes toe-to-toe with the “Burn Notice” tag team of Michael Weston and Sam Axe in USA’s action-packed original series. Only the 7-0, 441-pound Big Show could be bigger in real life than a character dreamed up by the talented writers on “Burn Notice.” Get this—his character description portrays him as a 6-6, 300-pound monster of a man who looks like a grizzly bear with a rap sheet as vast as it is troubling.
Friday, Dec. 21: The Game Plan (2007) hosted by WWE superstar CM Punk (8:30-11 p.m.)
WWE champ CM Punk once again will reign as The Voice of the Voiceless as he hosts “The Game Plan,” which stars Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Krya Sedgwick and Madison Pettis. An NFL quarterback (Johnson) living the bachelor lifestyle discovers that he has an 8-year-old daughter (Pettis) from a previous relationship. What will the WWE champ have to say about The Rock?