Welcome to Wrestling Inc's live coverage of Tribute to the Troops! We'll provide full play-by-play of tonight's event. Be sure to chime in with your comments about the show below!!
- The show stars with a tribute package featuring the Osbournes, Taylor Swift, Bradley Cooper, Will Ferrell, Kelly Ripa, Michael Strahan and a ton of other celebrities and WWE superstars thanking U.S. military for their service.
- Hulk Hogan comes out to thank the the troops to a great ovation. The Miz and MizDow interrupt him and The Miz says he was honored to portray a Marine in a film, but says he's sure the Marines were more honored. John Cena comes out and clowns The Miz. They argue for what seems like forever before they finally get into it, with Cena coming out on top and Sandow mimicking Miz.
- A message from Angelina Jolie is shown.
The Usos vs. Gold & Stardust
Stardust avoids a few moves from Jimmy Uso and dances to taunt him. Stardust and Goldust start working him over, but then Uso works out of the corner and avoids a move from Goldust and dances himself. Both Usos then fly on to Gold & Stardust for a suicide dive before the commercial.
Back from the break Stardust is controlling Jey Uso, locking on an armbar. As Uso tries to arm drag out, Stardust hits the Rhodes family uppercut and tags to Goldust. Uso knocks Stardust off the apron and tosses Goldust over the top rope to the floor, then makes the hot tag to Jimmy.
Jimmy is fired up and totally launches Stardust with a Samoan drop. Uso then utilized the running hip bump in the corner as Jey goes over the top rope onto Goldust. As Jimmy turns around, Stardust hits the Beautiful Disaster kick but only gets two.
Jimmy Uso gets a two off Whisper in the Wind. The Usos land a set of superkicks and splashes for the pin.
Winner: Usos via pinfall (Superfly Splash)
- Florida-Georgia Line performs. Oh.
Santa's Helper Divas Battle Royal
Naomi, Cameron, Emma, Rosa Mendes, Alicia Fox, Nikki Bella, Brie Bella, Paige, Natalya, Summer Rae
Emma and Rosa are pulling all the shenanigans in the middle of the ring, but then Rose eliminates her. Then Summer challenges Rosa to a dance off while everyone watches, then tosses them out. Naomi boots a screaming Cameron from the ring, and this is a total comedy match.
Paige, trying to bring back some semblance of wrestling to this contest headbutts Naomi in the face. The Bella Twins bounce Alicia Fox and then focus on Paige. Paige tries to distract them with mistletoe, which unfortunately doesn't go as planned. Paige eliminated.
Brie tries to baseball slide Natalya, but she moves and Brie slides right out of the ring. Nikki tries to attack, but Naomi comes up from behind and tosses both of them out.
- Sgt. Slaughter wants you to stay tuned for the Boot Camp match!
- Katherine Heigl wishes the troops Happy Holidays. Sgt. Slaughter is out to do the ring announcing for the match.
Boot Camp Match
Dean Ambrose vs. Bray Wyatt
Ambrose gets the upper hand with a dropkick, but Wyatt quickly strikes him down, then body slams him. Wyatt works Ambrose over in the corner, but Ambrose floors him with a huge bulldog that sends Wyatt outside.
Ambrose follows with a suicide dive, and starts dragging Wyatt all around the ring, beating him with anything he can grab. Ambrose throws a bunch of weapons in the ring but Wyatt starts lighting him up with kendo stick shots. Wyatt runs Ambrose into a chair before the commercial.
Back from the break Wyatt is still in control and runs right through Wyatt. Ambrose gets to the cane, and Wyatt begs off. It doesn't do him any good as Ambrose beats him down with the cane. Ambrose even busts out the White Russian Leg Sweep, Sandman's old finish! Ambrose gets two off a second rope elbow drop with a chair.
Finally after being chanted at the whole match, Ambrose sets up a table, but gets put right through it by a Wyatt uranage. Ambrose kicks out at two. Wyatt goes out and gets another table as Slaughter looks on.
Ambrose rolls Wyatt up for two, but then hits the rebound clothesline for two. Slaughter tosses Ambrose the steel toed boot! Ambrose connects, and Wyatt is on the table. Elbow drop from the top for the win!
Winner: Dean Ambrose via pinfall (top rope elbow drop through the table)
- Ambrose salutes Slaughter after the match.
- Jamie Foxx and Cameron Diaz salute the troops, as do the Kardashians.
Daniel Bryan comes out and leads the crowd in "Yes" chants! He says Americans don't back down and fight for what they believe in. He tells Rusev to go back to Russia if he doesn't like it.
Rusev challenges Bryan, but Bryan says proud Americans can come from anywhere including over the wall and from the sky. Military members come out of the crowd and repel from the ceiling as Bryan enters the ring. Rusev backs down and the crowd goes wild.
- Florida-Georgia Line is back. So is Larry the Cable Guy. Grumpy Cat apparently doesn't care about our troops.
John Cena, Dolph Ziggler, Ryback and Erick Rowan vs. Seth Rollins, Big Show, Luke Harper and Kane
Ryback and Rollins start off, and Rollins puts the boots to Ryback. Rollins is lifted, carried across the ring and slammed into the buckles before Ryback tosses him overhead and tags Rowan.
Rowan with a big body slam and splash to Rollins and tags in Ziggler. Dolph hits a big neckbreaker as Rollins tags Harper. Ryback comes in and uses a delayed vertical suplex on Harper then tags Ziggler back in.
Harper tags Rollins, who attacks Ziggler with elbows. Ziggler counters a Curb Stomp attempt with a big DDT, but the count is broken up. All hell breaks loose and everyone brawls.
Back from the break Big Show is controlling Ziggler, then tags Kane who applies a chinlock. Ziggler boots Kane, but runs in to a sidewalk slam and tags Rollins, who taunts Cena.
Rollins is punching and stomping Ziggler as the crowd tries to motivate Ziggler to get back in to the match. He does, landing a Fameasser and hot tags Cena.
Shoulderblock, shoulderblock, belly-to-back slam, Five Knuckle Shuffle, STF on Harper, but Kane breaks it up. Everyone comes in the ring, which ends in Ryback pressing Rollins onto his teammates. Show chokeslams Ryback, but Ziggler superkicks him into an AA from Cena. Cena AA's Harper on Show and pins him.
Winners: John Cena, Ryback, Dolph Ziggler and Erick Rowan via pinfall (Attitude Adjustment)
Hulk Hogan comes out and celebrates with the winners to close the show.