When the holidays approach, WWE has its 11th Annual Tribute to the Troops Show to give back to the US Armed Forces.
This year we are at Joint Base Lewis —McChord in Tacoma, Washington and your announcers are Michael Cole and John Layfield.
Match Number One: Daniel Bryan versus Bray Wyatt (with Luke Harper and Erick Rowan)
They lock up and Wyatt tosses Bryan to the mat. Bryan with kicks to the leg but Wyatt pushes Bryan against the ropes and he gives Bryan a flying cross body. Wyatt kicks Bryan and gives him a hard Irish whip. Wyatt mocks the Yes Chants before punching Bryan. Bryan flips out of the corner on an Irish whip and Bryan with a flying clothesline.
Bryan with kicks to the chest and he connects with the round kick. Bryan goes up top for a diving head butt and he connects but Rowan and Harper break up the cover and the referee calls for the bell.
Winner: Daniel Bryan (by disqualification)
Before Wyatt can do anything to Bryan after the match, CM Punk makes his way to the ring and he hits a suicide dive onto Harper and Rowan, who are on the floor.
Vickie Guerrero comes out and excuses herself. She tells Bray Wyatt to get out of her ring. The match will restart as a tag match. CM Punk and Daniel Bryan will face Luke Harper and Erick Rowan.
We go to commercial.
Match Number Two: Daniel Bryan and CM Punk versus Erick Rowan and Luke Harper with Bray Wyatt)
The match is joined in progress. Bryan tags in and Punk and Bryan kick Rowan in the corner. Rowan with a back elbow. Harper tags in and he connects with a series of elbow drops and gets a near fall. Harper with a reverse chin lock. Bryan with elbows but Harper with a knee. Rowan tags back in and he connects with an elbow drop and gets a near fall.
Rowan works on the neck. Bryan tries for a cross body and Rowan catches him and hits a fallaway slam. Rowan misses a splash when Bryan moves. Punk tags in and he connects with a series of clotheslines but Rowan stays on his feet. Punk with a round kick and Rowan goes to a knee. Punk with a springboard clothesline followed by a running knee into the corner and a swinging neck breaker. Punk says that it is time for someone to take a nap. Punk gets Rowan up but Wyatt hits Punk from behind and the referee calls for the bell.
Winners: Daniel Bryan and CM Punk (by disqualification)
After the match, Wyatt, Harper, and Rowan work over Punk and Bryan until . . .
John Cena’s music plays and he comes to the ring and he takes care of Wyatt, Rowan, and Harper.
Vickie Guerrero comes out excuses herself before she says that the match will start as a 6 man tag match.
We go to commercial.
Match Number Three: Daniel Bryan, CM Punk, and John Cena versus Bray Wyatt, Luke Harper, and Erick Rowan
The match is joined in progress and Wyatt with a splash to Punk in the corner. Wyatt stares at Punk and Harper tags in. Harper with a Gator Roll to Punk and then he applies a reverse chin lock. Punk with punches and a swinging neck breaker and both men are down. Harper knocks Cena and Bryan off the apron before Harper hits a suplex on Punk while the referee deals with John Cena and he misses the count.
Rowan tags in and he hits a back breaker and gets a near fall. Wyatt tags in and he kicks Punk. Wyatt puts Punk on the turnbuckles but Punk with a head butt and Punk with a cross body onto Wyatt and both men are down. Cena and Harper tag in and Cena with two flying shoulder tackles and a Blue Thunder Bomb.
Cena tells Rowan he can’t see him and then he gives Harper the Five Knuckle Shuffle. Harper kicks Cena to avoid the Attitude Adjustment but Cena applies the STF. Rowan breaks up the hold and Bryan and Punk get in the ring. Wyatt gets in the ring. Wyatt and Rowan are sent to the floor and Punk gives Harper the Go to Sleep followed by a flying knee from Bryan and then Cena hits the Attitude Adjustment for the three count.
Winners: John Cena, Daniel Bryan, and CM Punk
Bruce Willis and Ryan Seacrest provide pre-recorded comments for the troops.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Michelle Beadle is with the Joint Base Commander Colonel H. Charles Hodges, Junior. He says that it is an honor to host this year’s show.
Santino Marella is in the ring and he introduces Daughtry.
John Layfield thanks everyone who serves in the military.
We are back and we see photos of R Truth with Vince McMahon, Alicia Fox, Eva Marie, and Big Show from their tour of the troops in Afghanistan.
Match Number Four: Fandango (with Summer Rae) versus R Truth
They lock up and Truth with a side head lock and Fandango with a head scissors and Truth escapes. Truth with a side head lock and then he dances and does a split followed by a hip toss. Truth punches Fandango and then he climbs the turnbuckles and he punches Fandango but Fandango pulls Truth off the turnbuckles. Fandango with a clothesline but Truth with a leg lariat.
Truth with clotheslines followed by a sit out gourdbuster for a near fall. Truth misses a scissors kick and Fandango goes to the apron and connects with an enzuigiri but Truth with What’s Up for the three count.
Winner: R Truth
Alec Baldwin and Will Ferrell provide pre-recorded comments thanking the US Military.
We go to commercial.
We are back and the Bella Twins make their way into the hangar. They introduce Jeff Dunham.
Big Show comes out after Jeff is finished. Show says that he has to cut Jeff’s time because he wants to perform for the troops.
Damien Sandow says that the holiday brings out all kinds. So far, we have seen a bearded dwarf, a ‘family’ that has a grown man dressed like a lamb, a ballroom dancer, and an overzealous underachieving rapper, and a seven foot, 440 pound giant who needs to be chopped down by the WWE superstar whose New Year’s Resolution is to be the Champion of Champions.
Match Number Five: Big Show versus Damien Sandow
Sandow with a waist lock and he cannot move Show. Show with a butt bump to get out of the hold. Show with a head butt and then Show give Sandow a Stinkface. Show rips off Sandow’s shirt and then he gives Sandow a loud Shhhhh chop. Sandow with chops that have no effect and then Sandow thinks about new strategy.
Show with a chop and clotheslines. Show with an Irish whip and butt splash into the corner followed by a running shoulder tackle. Show grabs Sandow by the throat and then he hits a choke slam. Show sets for the knock out punch and he connects and Show gets the three count.
Winner: Big Show
After the match, CM Punk, John Cena, and Daniel Bryan lead the rest of the locker room to the ring to celebrate with the troops.
We go to credits.