Earlier this holiday season, Vince McMahon and members of the RAW roster boarded a military C-17 plane and flew 13,000 miles to pay tribute to the United States troops. This Monday night, watch RAW to see everything that happened when the WWE Superstars visited with the troops stationed in Afghanistan.
The trip culminated with a live performance of Monday Night RAW, featuring WWE Champion John Cena, Triple H, Ric Flair, JBL, Mick Foley, Big Show, Carlito, Shelton Benjamin, Snitsky, Women’s Champion Trish Stratus, Ashley, Candice Michelle, Maria, Coach and Lilian Garcia. But the in-ring action was only a fraction of the action that happened during WWE s tour of Afghanistan.
While visiting with the troops, the Superstars of WWE were able to see first-hand the experiences the troops go through everyday to help keep America free. They ate in the same mess halls, slept in the same quarters and even traveled by the same means, including air travel in Apache and Blackhawk helicopters.
Back on the ground, the Superstars were taken to various shooting ranges and were taught by the troops on how to use each weapon correctly. Some of the weapons the WWE Superstars used in Afghanistan include 50-calibur machine guns and grenade launchers. They were also shown how the troops disable live land mines.
The tour turned very emotional when the Superstars visited soldiers in various hospitals. Not only did they have the opportunity to bring smiles to the wounded American troops, but they were also able to spread cheer to the citizens of Afghanistan who were also recovering in the same hospital. Be sure to read Mick Foley s touching account of his visit with a little boy recovering from kerosene heater explosion.
In addition, the Superstars toured several tributes and shrines to the troops that gave their lives for the United States.
To re-live the amazing trip the WWE Superstars experienced in Afghanistan, be sure to catch this truly emotional edition of Monday Night RAW this week on the USA Network at 9/8 CT.