WWE Tribute to the Troops 2012: Spoiler-Free Preview, News and More

Donald WoodFeatured ColumnistDecember 19, 2012

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Already in the 10th year of doing the Tribute to the Troops broadcasts, the WWE pulled off another amazing show for the hard-working men and women of the United States Armed Forces.

The company always blows the Tribute to the Troops shows out, and rightly so.

Along with Vince McMahon, former champion John Bradshaw Layfield helped create this event to give the troops serving our nation a chance to see a great show while the fans at home could support a great cause.

After 10 years of helping bring more awareness to the great things the soldiers serving the United States do each day, this latest edition of the event will be too good to miss.

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Where: Scope Arena, Norfolk, Va.

When: Wednesday, Dec. 19 at 9 p.m. ET

Watch: USA Network

There will be a special one-hour re-broadcast Saturday, Dec. 22 at 9 p.m. ET on NBC.


Expect the Faces to Win…Always

Every year that the WWE broadcasts the Tribute to the Troops shows, it is inevitable the all of the faces will go over in their matches. What better way to show the great people of the military support than by giving them exactly what they want.

Question on Everyone’s Mind: Are all the faces winning good for the show?

While many hardcore fans hate having all the good guys win on any show, the match outcomes on this event aren’t meant to further storylines, they are meant to get the troops watching the show live and the casual fans watching at home excited about the product.

Hype Meter: 5 out of 5 Great Causes

There is nothing better about the wrestling business than the good that can come of the product when used to help a cause. WWE has been at the forefront of using their business to create awareness and raise money, and Tribute to the Troops will be another example of that.

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Beyond the Mat

While it is nowhere near the scale of WrestleMania, the WWE blows out the shows they know will reach a wide, casual audience with music, celebrities and plenty of fun matches. The WWE always puts on an amazing show for the troops.

Question on Everyone’s Mind: What kind of surprises are in store?

Besides already announcing the performances of Kid Rock and Flo Rida, the WWE has plenty of other tricks up its sleeve for the soldiers serving around the Norfolk area. With so much action packed into a two-hour show, the WWE is trying to ensure all of the troops have a great time.

Hype Meter: 5 out of 5 Cause Bigger Than Wrestling

There are times as a wrestling fan when reality can be distorted, but it is clear that the WWE is a company that cares about its fan base. From breast-cancer awareness to a salute to the troops, the WWE is using its power for good.

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