“We get a chance to give any man or woman in uniform domestically or foreign free tickets,” Cena said. “So we encourage the men and women who defend the freedom of this country and give me the right to work to be as involved with the storylines as they can, and they are. It is amazing no matter where we go. Navy, Army, Air Force, Marine, or National Guard outpost, everyone seems to know what's going on with WWE. So we put our programming out there, and they surely enjoy it and watch it.”
• WWE, USA Network and NBC will honor the United States Armed Forces with its 10th annual holiday special, “WWE Tribute to the Troops,” presented by Slim Jim.
The holiday extravaganza will air on USA Network as a two-hour television special starting at 9 p.m. EST Wednesday, Dec.19 and on NBC as a one-hour television special at 9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 22.
“WWE Tribute to the Troops” has become a holiday tradition and is one of TV’s most patriotic and heartwarming shows. For this year’s event, WWE traveled to Virgina, visiting Naval Station Norfolk, the crown jewel of the United States Navy. The superstars and divas also toured Naval Station Little Creek and Naval Station Oceana as the Norfolk and Hampton Roads area is home to 125,000 active duty members, 830,000 veterans and many military families.
WWE’s brand of sports entertainment showcased the WWE superstars and divas wrestling at the Norfolk Scope. It also featured performances by Grammy Award-nominated, international superstars Kid Rock and Flo Rida and appearances by Disney’s The Muppets and St. Mick.
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.
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?
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