Tribute To The Troops Results December 28, 2013
From Joint Base Lewis-McChord at McChord Field, Hangars 3 & 4
Reported on by Kendra Bunyon For Wrestling News World
Tribute To The Troops Starts
Bryan to the ring to HUGE pop, wearing his flying goat shirt.
They then go to the opening video, showing so many Superstars with soldiers all over the world. Showing many soldiers returning home to surprise family. (I'm choked up.)
Daniel Bryan vs Bray Wyatt
Cole talks about this being the 11th Tribute To The Troops. The Wyatt Family to the ring. Bray tossed Bryan. Bryan back with kicks, but then a huge back elbow from Bray. Bryan whipped and hits the mat. "YES!" "YES!" "YES!" for Bryan. Bryan whipped, runs up and flips over Bray. Bryan with "YES!" kicks on Bray, including the last one. Bryan up and flies, but Harper and Rowan attack Bryan and the ref calls for the bell.
Winner – Bryan via DQ (1:43)
The Wyatt Family is about to beat up Bryan, but then Punk's music hits and he runs to the ring. Rowan taken out on the ramp, Harper out over the top, then Punk flies out on both.
Vickie – EXCUSE ME! EXCUSE ME! Bray Wyatt, I want you out of my ring, now! This match will restart as a TTC. Harper and Rowan vs Bryan and Punk.
Bryan & Punk vs Harper & Rowan
Punk tags out, they both kick Rowan down. Bryan taken down by Rowan. Harper tags in and drops an elbow for two.
Cole – Harper is a certified whack job.
JBL – He's not that normal.
Chinlock on Bryan. Bryan free, but taken down. Rowan tags in and takes Bryan down for two. "YES!" "YES!" "YES!" for Bryan as Rowan wrenches his head. Bryan elbows free, but grabbed into a fall-away slam. Rowan flies, but Bryan rolls, so both are down. Punk tags in and on Rowan. Clotheslines, but Rowan still up. A kick to the side of Rowan's head, then Punk flies taking Rowan down. Punk with a running knee, then a swinging neck breaker. Rowan up, but Bray in to cause the bell.
Winners – Bryan & Punk via DQ (2:49)/b>
Cena's music and he runs down attacking Bray, then sending Rowan and Harper from the ring.
Vickie – EXCUSE ME! EXCUSE ME! This will restart as a 6 Man Tag Match!
6 Man Tag Match
Bray clotheslines Punk in a corner, then does his corner back bend. "CM Punk!" chants. Chinlock on Punk on the mat by Harper. "CM Punk!" chants. Punk to his feet, punches free, but taken down again. Harper takes out Cena and Bryan cheaply, then takes down Punk. The ref with Cena as Harper pins. Rowan tags in as Bray directs his team. "CM Punk!" chants. Rowan pins Punk for two. Punk dragged back to the heel corner and Bray tags in. Punk set up top, Bray climbs, but they struggle and Punk head butts Bray. Punk stand and lands a cross body on Bray for two. Both down, reaching for their corner.
Cena with shoulder blocks on Harper, then slams him to the mat. 5 knuckle shuffle on Harper. Lifts Harper, but he counters. Drop toe hold on Harper, but Rowan breaks it up and all into the ring. Bray and Rowan out. GTS, running knee, then AA, all on Harper for three.
Winners – Bryan & Punk & Cena (3:57)
Bryan and Punk count the three, then Punk jumps with joy that brought a smile to all our faces here. They celebrate their win in such an exuberant way. Punk on one corner, Bryan on the other, Cena in the middle pose for the troops.
Bruce Willis – I was born on a military base in West Germany. I get to play heroes in movies, but the military are the true heroes. To all the US Servicemen around the world, happy Holidays.
Ryan Seacrest – Thank you to all our troops all over the world. My warmest wishes to you and your families through the holiday season and beyond.
Michelle Beadle talks to Colonel H. Charles Hodges Jr. Commander, Joint Base Lewis-McChord. He talks about the sacrifice the troops make and how great it is that VKM and JBL brings the WWE to entertain them.
Santino – It's time for some rockin' and rollin' all night long, here singing Superman is Daughtry!
Santino – One more time, put your noise together for Daughtry.
They show video of around the hanger, then show a two star general, Major General Stephen Lanza, 7th Infantry Division Commanding General.
In Ring Segment
Summer Rae dances out in a TINY black and purple outfit, Fandango joins her on stage, they dance to the ring.
Fandango vs R-Truth
R-Truth out singing. Stills of the WWE Superstars overseas visiting troops earlier this month.
They lock up. Side headlock takeover on Fandango. Up and R-Truth pushed off, but dances. Fandango into a hip toss. "What's up?" Into a corner and R-Truth with blows on Fandango, but Fandango under and pulls R-Truth feet out to land him on the mat. R-Truth comes back with a back heel kick, then clotheslines. Fandango lifted and slammed face first for two.
Fandango ducks the scissor kick, then kicks R-Truth in the head from the apron. R-Truth with a face first side slam on Fandango for three.
Winner – R-Truth (1:46)
R-Truth into the crowd to celebrate.
Alec Baldwin – I've played military character that people won't remember, but then should remember the troops who serve our country. Happy Holidays.
Will Ferrell – It's flattering that people quote lines from my movies, but I'd like to quote one of my lines from Anchorman, with a twist, "I don't know how to put this, but the US Military is kind of a big deal." Thank you for your service to our country. Thanks for taking time away from your families so we can be with ours. It's an honor to join WWE in saluting our troops. Stay classy US Armed Forces.
Bellas out, Brie in a navy mini dress, Nikki in a white mini dress.
Bellas (together) - Let's give a warm Tribute To The Troops welcome to Jeff Dunham.
Jeff Dunham comes out with Peanut. They argue, then start reading 'Twas The Night Before Christmas, even though it's after Christmas.
Dunham – Twas the night before Christmas...
Peanut – And the Obama Care website still doesn't work. Just keepin' it real Dude. Who says 'Twas'?
Dunham – It's tradition.
Peanut – Twas it?
Dunham – Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house...
Peanut – The NSA was listening to that call with your spouse.
Dunham – Not a creature was stirring...
Peanut – Because all were illegal and nightly found out (?)
Dunham – The stocking were hung by the chimney with care...
Peanut – And believe me the room could use some fresh air. Were these women's stockings?
Dunham – I don't know, possibly.
Peanut – Okay, so it looked like Bill Clinton had just been by there. Oh, yeah! How did that tradition start?
Dunham – What?
Peanut – Hanging up dirty laundry in hopes that Santa will fill it with goodies? What they heck, I'd like to suck on this candy cane, but it smells like Dad's feet.
Dunham – The children were nestled all snug in their beds...
Peanut – While their parent's cell phones were being tracked by the feds.
Dunham – With Mama in her kerchief and I in my cap, we settle down...
Peanut – To watch Miley twerk on some big guy's lap.
Dunham – When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter...
Peanut – It was Michelle Obama saying we're all getting fatter.
Dunham – Away to the window I flew like a flash...
Peanut – But it was Justin Beiber, who was apparently trashed.
Dunham – As I drew in my head and was turning around, down the chimney St. Nicholas came with a bound...
Peanut – And he fell down.
Dunham – Yeah.
Peanut – And his face is all red.
Dunham – Right.
Peanut – So he landed on the roof, his face is all red, and he fell down.
Dunham – Right.
Peanut – He's drinking and driving.
Dunham – No he's not.
Peanut – Santa is trashed! Why does no one see this?
Dunham – He was dressed all in fur from his head to his feet...
Peanut – Look out for PETA, because you're going to be beat!
Dunham – A bundle of toys flung on his back...
Peanut – He now carries a gun, in case of attack.
Dunham – The stump of a pipe held tight in his teeth...
Peanut – Was it Toronto mayor Rob Ford underneath?
Dunham – He sprang to his sleigh, to his team gave a whistle...
Peanut – Avoid North Korea, or you'll be hit with a missile.
Dunham – But I heard him exclaim as he drove out of sight...
Peanut – They picked Ben Affleck to play the Dark Night?
Dunham – And that is The Night Before Christmas!
Big Show's music, and he comes out with a mic.
Peanut – Oh boy, you are not a small man!
Big Show – Thank you Peanut, I hate to interrupt you and Jeff, but I've been waiting all day to perform in front of these troops, so I'm going to have to cut your time short.
Peanut – Okay, but before you go, remember that Barry Manilow CD you borrowed? Jeff wants it back. I guess that Rogain's not working out, is it?
Big Show – That's actually pretty funny.
Peanut – Thanks!
Big Show – Thanks Peanut, let's get this show started!
Stills of Big Show overseas with troops.
Big Show vs Sandow
Sandow – Now, I know the holiday season brings out all kinds, but so far this evening we've seen a bearded dwarf (Hornswoggle?), a family that has a grown man running around dressed like a lamb, we've seen a ballroom dancer, an overzealous, under-achieving rapper, and now I see a seven foot, 440lbs giant that needs to be chopped down by the Superstar whose New Year's resolution is to be The Champion of Champions! You're welcome!
Sandow ducks and around behind Big Show. Big Show smirks, then bum slams him. Sandow into a corner, then takes a stink-face! Sandow gags. Big Show pulls Sandow up, shushes everyone, then slaps! Sandow sells the slap and tries to slap back a couple times. Big Show isn't impressed. "One more time!" chants from the fans, so he does it again and drops Sandow. Clotheslines to Sandow, then a back slam in a corner. Shoulder block to Sandow, then Big Show sets up for a chokeslam, yelling, "USA!" before slamming Sandow to the mat. KO punch to Sandow and it's over.
Winner – Big Show (2:04)
Cena, Punk, and Bryan to the ring chanting "YES!" "YES!" "YES!" Then the rest of the Superstars, good, bad and indifferent (including Ryder!) come out pointing up and chanting "YES!" "YES!" "YES!" Cole suggests they join the chant, so they do. The Superstars are shaking hands with fans, posing for selfies, and signing things for the troops. Sandow is hiding under the ring, peeking out under the skirt. Cena walks by looks down and laughs a bit before moving on to shake every hand he can reach.
The WWE, as usual did a lovely job with Tribute To The Troops, and I feel lucky to be the one who writes the results for this show every year as it's always so uplifting and fun. The WWE did a great job with Tribute To The Troops this year, as always. Actually, I thought the musical guest this year was much more fitting than in years past, and the show flowed better than ever.