Tribute To The Troops Results December 17, 2014
Reported on by Kendra Bunyon For Wrestling News World
Tribute To The Troops Starts
"How would you describe the men and women of the U.S. Military?"
Will Farrell – I don't know how to put this, but the U.S. Military are kind of a big deal!
Pretty young woman – More American than apple pie.
Burly man – More heroic than anyone who's ever wore a cape.
Cena & two other guys – They're brave.
Fox & others – Selfless!
Woman – Honorable!
Man - Courageous!
Superstars – Exceptional.
Bellas – The serve the nation.
Group – The serve the world.
Man – You are the best of the best.
Guiliana Rancic – Risking their lives to protect our lives.
Group – To keep us safe.
Ozzy & Sharron – You're all heroes to me.
And the list goes on and on while showing video from old episodes with man mainstream to Angelina Jolie, Swagger in a suit, McMahon, Colbert, and JBL who started this all!
In Ring Segment
Hogan to the ring with an American flag, between eight Troops saluting. Cole starts and gives JBL props for starting this all and JBL is GLOWING!
Hogan – Let me tell you something brother. You know, when I look out in this arena at all the brave faces, I remember how grateful I am to live in the United States of America! (pop) All that you have given me, your brothers and sisters have done to protect our freedom and make our country great. All I can say, from the bottom of my heart, from myself and everybody in the WWE and the WWE 'Universe' is thank you very, very much.
Awesome! And HUGE heat. Out comes Miz and Mizdow without their straps and Slammys because this was taped before they won them. Miz gets serious heat, Mizdow serious pop. Miz starts talking as he walks to the ring, Mizdow mimicking him.
Hulk – On behalf of the members of our US Armed Forces, and the star of Marine 3: Homefront, I will be the first to say, you're welcome. (into the ring) Portraying Sgt. Jay Carter in that movie was the honor of my career. It was a highlight, privilege and honor to portray a member of our United States Armed Forces on screen. I can only imaging how honored each and every one of you are by my representation in that film. Because when you think of toughness, of pillar of strength, of military, you think The Miz!
Heat for Miz turns into pop for Cena as his music hits. Cena salutes on the stage, then to the ring in red and yellow with Hogan. They hug as Miz and Mizdow mock him.
Cena – First off I want to apologize guys. Hulk, I'm sorry. I want to apologize for Miz, he's obviously come down with amnesia, or was at the Officers Club drinking way, way too much. Because I know you played a Marine, but this is Fort Benning, it's an Army base! (pop) When I think of toughness I think of the US Armed Forces. When I think of Miz, it's something a lot more metrosexual. A whole lot more metrosexual. Like a Ryan Seacrest. No, no, no, Ryan Seacrest would kick his butt.
Miz – Hahahahaha! You';re not funny. I'll have you know, I'm like a modern day Bob Hope on a USO tour. I inspire our US Military to greatness! Before every single mission their commanding officer says, do it for Miz! (heat) That's how great I truly am!
Cena – I'm sure the moment of truth is great commanding officers giving great speeches to people here tonight, I'm sure 'Do it for The Miz!' has never, ever once been said to anyone here, or around the world wearing the colors of the USA! And you think you're an enormous big deal. Being here tonight is a big deal. You're standing in the ring with Hulk Hogan, the greatest Superstar in the history of the WWE. That is a big deal! Wait, just to get your mind right, I'll leave it to public opinion. Am I out on a limb here, or do you think Miz is a big deal?
Miz – John, you're embarrassing yourself. Listen to you, it's not that Miz is in the ring with Hogan. It's that Hogan is in the ring with Miz! Besides, look at you, you have jealousy all over your face. Jealous that I beat you at WrestleMania 27. Jealous of the fact that I'm better looking than you. What really hurt you John, you know, and I know, and everyone knows, I played a more convincing soldier than you ever could!
Heat into a dueling Cena chant.
Cena – I'll take the kid gloves off and hit you straight. This isn't a delusional fantasy, this is real life. A guy like you is not awesome. A guy like you sucks.
Miz swings, but Cena takes him out of the ring. Mizdow removes his glasses, looks around, asks Cena to step aside, then throws fake punches to the ring, then tosses himself out.
Rollins' music and out he comes with J&J Security and Kane in tow. They circle the ring, and now Harper out. And then Big Show's music and he comes out as Cole talks about what happened at TLC as if this wasn't taped before then. Slowly they all climb up on the apron. Rollins yells and they all rush in. Hogan deals with J&J Security as Cena has the rest. Ziggler, Ryback and Rowan rush the ring. Hogan helps them send Big Show out over the top after the rest were removed. Cena's music plays as the faces stand tall in the ring. The heels are herded back up the ramp by Big Show.
Angelina Jolie talks about Unbroken, a movie she made, and talking about her work abroad. She's honored to work with WWE tonight to honor the Armed Forces who defend our freedom.
Usos vs Dusts
Jey backed into a corner, comes out with a blow. Big clothesline drives Goldust down. Stardust tags in and smiles. They lock up, side headlock on Jey. Pushes free and Stardust acts all silly. "You're a ___!" from one person and Stardust looks up with a smile. Jimmy tags in with a clothesline on a sitting Stardust, then a kick for two.
Stardust distracts the ref and Jimmy takes a face full of spit from Goldust. Jimmy gets silly back, dances, then sends Goldust out through the ropes. Stardust in, double teamed over the top. Flying Usos at the Dusts!
Jey off the corner on Stardust. Goldust tags in, but Stardust pulls the ropes and Jey flies out. Stardust stomps him outside, and Goldust out to help the beating. Back in the ring Jey' shirt is ripped and Stardust stomps him. Stardust hisses at the fans. "Let's go Usos!" chants. Stardust takes Jey down for two.
Goldust in with a clothesline for two.
Facelock on Jey on the mat. Jey up, blows on Goldust. Goldust sends Jey into the heel corner and Stardust is knocked off. Goldust sent flying out over the top. Jey crawls as the fans clap. Jimmy tags in with clotheslines on Stardust, then a back kick and a big right. Stardust flies with the Samoan drop, then the Rikishi bum slam to Stardust in a corner. Goldust in, superkick and he's out. Jey flies out on Goldust. Stardust off the corner with a kick on Jimmy for two.
Stardust is all smiles, rolls back to his feet, rushes Jimmy and eats an upper cut. Corkscrew off the corner onto Stardust for two!
Stardust sets up, but Jey in with a superkick. Stereo superkicks on Goldust. Usos up and double splash the Dusts with double covers on both Rhodes brothers for three!
Winners – Usos (10:44)
Video recap of the high points of the match. Usos celebrate in the ring together, and have a lot of fun with the Troops.
Lester Holt talks up being a military brat, and how he's reported from war zones. He thanks for their never ending service and dedication.
Blake Shelton, Adam Levine, Pharrell Williams, Gwen Stephani, Carson Daily from The Voice. They all send love and thank all of the US Armed Forces.
Florida Georgia Line plays.
Bellas and Paige getting ready for their match.
Tom Brokaw grew up on a military base and it never left him. He thanks the WWE and the US Military.
Divas Battle Royal
The Divas all fight. Rosa mocks Emma who dances back and pulls up Rosa's skirt. Rosa takes Emma's hat. Emma eliminated. Rosa dances and Summer Rae gets out there to dance too. They go back and forth. They then argue, so Rosa and Summer Rae eliminated. Cameron looks in a compact, so Naomi takes the mirror and tossed Cameron out. Paige on Naomi. Bellas on Fox to eliminate her. Paige hangs off the post with the Bellas after her. Paige with mistletoe and they kick her off. Paige eliminated. Brie on Nattie, Nikki on Naomi. Naomi hangs out, but not eliminated. Brie eliminated herself, then Naomi sends the rest out while they're struggling.
Winner – Naomi (3:49)
Video recap of the high points of the match. Naomi dances in the ring and they all love her!
Bryan at Fort Benning, introduces the video, set to the song "Brother" by Needtobreathe. Ambrose carries a Christmas tree for someone. Hogan poses with kids. Stardust in a Hummer. So many great shots.
Sgt. Slaughter threatens us to return for the next match.
Catherine Heigl is honored to join WWE, and talks about the sacrifices the Armed Forces make.
Boot Camp Match – Dean Ambrose vs Bray Wyatt
Sgt. Slaughter announces the match from in the ring, calling everyone maggots in the process.
Bray to the ring through the fireflies, wearing his leather apron. There's ammo cases and other weapons in the ring. Ambrose out to face him.
They talk smack, then lock up. Ambrose hits Bray with a camo backpack. Drop kick to Bray on the ropes. Bray rakes Ambrose's face on the mesh covered ropes. Scoop slam on Ambrose, then Ambrose fights back rushing Bray as Bray backs off the splash Ambrose. Bray rolls out, so Ambrose with a suicide dive on Bray. Ambrose with an ammo case to Bray's gut. A fan yells for Ambrose to get a table. Ambrose tosses chairs in the ring, but Bray moved so he wouldn't be hit. "We want tables!" chants. Bray from the outside to Ambrose's head with a kendo stick. Bray in with more kendo shots. Bray yells, "Look how good I am!" Bray with more blows with the kendo, then blows on Ambrose for two.
Ambrose with blows from his knees, but then ends up eating a chair set into the corner.
Reverse facelock on Ambrose in the center of the ring. Sgt. is watching from outside the ring. Bray launches him with the kendo at Ambrose as Ambrose runs the ropes, gets two for it.
Bray up on the second ropes, but Ambrose counters. Ambrose is able to get to the kendo before Bray. Ambrose hits the mat with it as Bray talks him down. Ambrose with the kendo the Bray's gut, back and everywhere else. Side Russian leg sweep with the stick. Ambrose with a chair, and climbs. Elbow drop with the chair for two.
Ambrose listens to the fans and gets a table and slides it in. Ambrose sets up the table, but Bray up and slams Ambrose through the table, but Ambrose kicks out!
Bray stomps away on Ambrose, then rolls out, looks under the ring, pulls out a table covered in chairs. It's the table he's after. Out comes the table, and he slides it into the ring as Ambrose is still selling in the ring. Sgt. And Bray face to face. Bray yelling smack into his face, then spreads his arms wide. "Come on, get you some!" yells Bray. Bray into the ring and sets up the table. Bray with a smile, yelling at Sgt. Ambrose on Bray. Bray pushes Ambrose off, so Ambrose uses the ropes as he does, comes back at Bray with a clothesline. Sgt. removes his boot and sends the boot in. Ambrose slams Bray in the face with the boot. Bray on the table as Ambrose flails on him. Ambrose climbs, salutes up top, then flies off the top putting Bray through the table.
Winner – Ambrose (13:40)
Ambrose celebrates in the ring with Sgt.
Recap of the opening segment.
Jamie Foxx and Cameron Diaz are pushing Annie, but are giving their love to the US Armed Forces. Diaz is very sweet and endearing.
Kim, Kourtney and Khole Kardashian thank the Armed Forces and wish them all a safe and happy holiday.
Lana – American soldiers, we are honored to be here. It is an honor to you to be in the presence of a symbol of true dominance, and your greatest US Champion, Rusev!
Rusev – I have crushed every American hero! Every one! (Rusev speaks to Lana off mic for a moment.) I have proven the dominance of Mother Russia over and over again!
Lana – You're pathetic, all of you!
Lana – Shut tup! Here the super athlete stands and all you can yell is USA! Shut tup!
Rusev – Sit down! Sit down!
Lana – Shut tup! The super athlete stands in front of you, and you jeer and boo because of your own stupidity? If you will not kneel for the great super athlete, then kneel for your true greatest leader, Vladimir Putin. (heat) You disappoint me, American Soldiers. Huh. I guess you can't handle the truth. If Putin was your leader, you would be a great superpower, instead of a pretend on.
Lana – You disagree? Who will stand up for you country? Who is foolish enough to challenge the great Mother Russia.
Out comes Daniel Bryan! "YES!" "YES!" "YES!" from Bryan and the fans. Bryan is all smiles.
Bryan – You see that's the thing you don't understand about Americans. No matter the circumstances, we don't back down. It doesn't matter if your 5'5", 7'2", if your a democrat, a republican. We fight for what we believe in. and Rusev, we believe if you don't like it here, you need to go back to Russia.
"YES!" "YES!" "YES!"
Lana – What a passionate, passionate speech. It is so touching! Let's see your stupid American comeback Mr. Daniel Bryan. Let's see you fight back stronger and better, you stupid American little troll.
Rusev – You think I worry about you, little half man. You think you can defeat me, super athlete, Rusev?
"YES!" "YES!" "YES!"
Rusev – Yes, yes, then come down to this ring so I can crush you!
Bryan – Are serious? I know intelligence isn't your strong suit, but are you sure you want to do this right here? Right here in front of the American troops, right here? At Tribute To The Troops, you want to do this right now. Here's the thing you don't understand about proud Americans, we will come from anywhere to defend our freedoms. And when you challenge me, you're challenging everyone in this arena tonight. When I say proud Americans can come from anywhere, I mean proud Americans can come from over the wall.
Two soldiers from behind the barricade, and jump up on the apron on the TV side to stand at ease.
Bryan – Proud Americans can come from the sky!
A soldier repels from above and gets up on the apron on announce side. Another soldier repels slower on the ramp side, and up on the apron.
Bryan – So if you want a fight, we can fight right now.
Bryan heads to the ring. Lana leaves the ring and Bryan gets in. Rusev hands off his strap and star. "Daniel Bryan!" chants. Bryan smirks at Rusev, but Rusev shakes his head. Rusev slowly from the ring, watching Bryan the whole time. Lana yells smack at Bryan.
Soldiers into the ring to "YES!" "YES!" "YES!" with Bryan as Rusev yells smack and Lana sneers. The Stars And Bars unfurls over the ring! Everyone in the ring is all smiles as there's more "YES!" "YES!" "YES!"
Matt Lauer, Al Roker, Natalie Morales, and Savannah Guthrie at the Today Show. They talk up the American Armed Forces and send all their love.
Larry The Cable Guy is all smiles, but talks about the true heroes being the US Armed Forces. God Bless America, we love you!
Florida Georgia Line plays again after talking up the WWE and the US Armed Forces. The drummer is in a purple Macho Man shirt!
Cena, Ziggler, Ryback and Rowan comes up with a game plan for their match. Or, three of them do, Rowan in his mask stare off into space.
Ziggler narrates a video for Hire Heroes.
8 Man Tag Match – Big Show & Kane & Rollins & Harper vs Cena & Ryback & Rowan & Ziggler
Everyone in the ring and ready, J&J Security outside the ring.
Ryback and Rollins lock up. Rollins backed into a corner and ducks out. Rollins stomps Ryback down in the corner. Ryback lifts Rollins and slams him into the opposite corner. Ryback gets one on Rollins.
Rowan tags in, scoops Rollins and slams him. Splash on Rollins for two.
Full Nelson on Rollins, and Ziggler tags in after a bit of confusion in the face corner. Ziggler takes Rollins down for two.
Harper tags in with a delayed, but Ziggler free and tags in, lifting Harper in a long delayed vertical for two.
Ziggler tags in and hits Harper as Ryback holds him in the face corner. Harper is kept from tagging out. Gets free of Ziggler and Rollins tags in. Rollins on Ziggler on the mat. Ziggler up, but lands on his feet in a reversal and takes Rollins down. Rollins comes back on Ziggler, but Ziggler reverses into a DDT for two.
The corners empty as they all fight in and outside the ring. Rollins takes Ziggler down in the ring. Rollins poses for heat.
Ziggler on Big Show with blows, then swatted down to the mat. Big Show leans on the ropes and stands on Ziggler's back. "Cena!" chants. "We want Cena!" chants. Kane tags in and stomps Ziggler. Suplex on Ziggler for two.
Facelock on Ziggler on the mat. Cole explains that the Bunny taking tombstones from Kane isn't an actual bunny – for those who didn't know. Ziggler with blows on Kane. Kane rushes and takes a knee, but then eats a sidewalk slam from Kane for two.
Kane holds Ziggler in the ring as Rollins tags in and attacks. Rollins mocks Cena who tries to get into the ring. Cena is reaching as Ziggler is rabid in the ring reaching for Cena. Rollins beats Ziggler down on the mat. Rollins mocks Ziggler to reach, then stomps Ziggler's hand. Cena is all serious as Rollins mocks them. Ziggler comes back with a famouser. Both down. Ziggler dives and Cena tags in. Shoulder blocks on Harper, and the 5 knuckle shuffle. STF on Harper, but Kane breaks it up.
Rowan with a spin kick. Ryback lifts Rollins and tosses him out. Chokeslam on Ryback from Big Show. Ziggler avoids the chokeslam and lands a superkick. Cena gets Big Show up for an AA. Harper up and an AA onto Big Show. Cena pins Harper for three.
Winners – Ziggler & Cena & Rowan & Ryback (13:22)
All the faces celebrate in the ring. Hogan's music and he comes back out, flag in hand, and heads to the ring to celebrate with them. Cena out to see the kids. Posing in the ring. Ryback on the corner bowing to the soldiers yelling, "Thank you!" to them.
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