Once again, NBC and USA Network will be airing the WWE “Tribute to the Troops” holiday special, which features WWE Superstars and Divas, celebrity appearances and performances for servicemen and women to celebrate their dedication and commitment to our country. The 2014 installment first airs Dec. 17 from 8-10pm ET on USA Network, and it will be re-aired as a one-hour special on NBC Dec. 27 from 8-9pm ET.
Florida Georgia Line will join WWE Superstars and Divas to honor the U.S. Armed Forces in this 12th annual holiday special. NBCUniversal joins WWE in saluting our troops with special messages from some of their networks’ biggest names such as TODAY anchors Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie, Natalie Morales, and Al Roker; Seth Meyers, The Kardashians, Andy Cohen, Giuliana Rancic, Katherine Heigl, Lester Holt, Padma Lakshmi, Mark Feuerstein, Debra Messing, Tom Brokaw, Rachel Maddow and Carson Daly; as well as the coaches of The Voice, Pharrell Williams, Gwen Stefani, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton.
“For 12 consecutive years, WWE has been entertaining American military personnel both overseas and domestically as a way to thank them for their commitment to our country,” said WWE Chairman & CEO, Vince McMahon, in a release. “Our servicemen and women work tirelessly for our freedom and we are proud to continue our Tribute to the Troops tradition.”
WWE Tribute to the Troops will chronicle WWE’s visit to United States Army post Fort Benning, where WWE Superstars and Divas will spend two days giving back to those who serve, and their families, with hospital visits, career workshops and Be a STAR anti-bullying rallies. Fort Benning supports more than 120,000 active-duty military, family members, reserve soldiers, retirees, and civilian employees, and has been the home of the Infantry division since 1918.
The television special will also highlight WWE’s annual goodwill visit to our troops who are fighting for our freedom overseas. WWE Chairman & CEO Vince McMahon, WWE Superstars Big Show and R-Truth, and WWE Divas Summer Rae and Alicia Fox will travel abroad to spread some holiday cheer to the men and women serving our country far from home during the holiday season.
WWE Tribute to the Troops airs Dec. 17 from 8-10pm on USA Network. It re-airs as a one-hour special Dec. 27 from 8-9pm on NBC.
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