WWE Releases Preview Images of 2013's 'Tribute to the Troops'


WWE Tribute to the Troops logo


While it hasn't been around as long as 'WrestleMania' or the 'Royal Rumble,' few could argue that WWE's annual 'Tribute to the Troops' telecast isn't one of their most important. Since 2003, Vince McMahon's World Wrestling Entertainment has been putting on an exclusive live show for the men and women of the United States Armed Forces.

Up until 2010, WWE talent actually traveled to bases in Iraq and Afghanistan, but as more and more troops have started coming home, the decision was made to entertain troops stationed at military bases here at home. 2013's edition was filmed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington, and WWE has now released some advance preview photos of the event.

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Natalya and the Troops

This first image features popular WWE "Diva" Natalya celebrating with the troops after a victory.

Tribute to the Troops wide shot

Here's a wide shot of the jam packed crowd, and the WWE's usual top-notch set design.

The WWE roster says

In this photo, what looks to be the entire WWE roster engages in wrestler Daniel Bryan's fan favorite chant of "Yes, Yes, Yes."

Hornswoggle, R-Truth, and Rosa Mendes inside an aircraft

Here, WWE's Hornswoggle, R-Truth, and Rosa Mendes pose with the troops inside an aircraft.

John Cena suited up

The guy screaming up front is multi-time WWE World Champion John Cena, who has appeared at almost every 'Tribute to the Troops' event.

Daughtry in concertDaughtry in concert 2
















These last two shots are of Grammy nominated artist Daughtry performing for the crowd.

The 2013 installment of WWE's 'Tribute to the Troops' airs on Saturday, Dec. 28 at 8 p.m. on NBC. In addition to Daughtry, other celebrity guests include 'Access Hollywood's Michelle Beadle, and comedian Jeff Dunham. Pre-recorded holiday greetings will also air from big names like Will Ferrell, Bruce Willis, Ryan Seacrest, Christina Applegate, and Stephen Colbert.

- WWE: Tribute To The Troops

Written by: msd85
Dec 22nd, 2013, 9:01 am

Images courtesy of NBC and WWE

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