World Wrestling Entertainment Tribute to the Troops 2008 December 20, 2008 (Taped in IRAQ)
OPENING SPEECH: President George Bush praised the U.S. troops and the WWE for their endless support of the men and women in uniform. This show was taped several weeks earlier at Camp Victory in Bagdad, IRAQ in front of thousands of soldiers. Jerry Lawler & Michael Cole provided commentary from WWE headquarters in Stamford, Connecticut.
SIX MAN TAG TEAM MATCH C.M. Punk & R-Truth & Jeff Hardy defeated John Morrison & Mike Mizanin & John Bradshaw Layfield:
VIDEO PACKAGE: WWE wrestlers visiting with troops.
IN THE RING Cryme Tyme (Shad Gaspard & JTG) + The WWE Divas (Santa’s Helpers): Cryme Tyme came out dressed as the two most pathetic Santa Clause’s of all-time. Shad & JTG did their “yo yo yo yo yo” shtick and called out Santa’s helpers – Kelly Kelly, Mickie James, Eve Torres, Eve Torres, and Alicia Fox. The Divas started throwing out presents (WWE merchandise) to the troops. They also gave out hugs and kisses (hope the wives aren’t watching!).
VIDEO PACKAGE: Children’s letters to “Dear Soldier”.
VIDEO PACKAGE: Remembering soldiers who have died.
VIDEO PACKAGE: Rebuilding the city of Bagdad, Iraq.