Vince McMahon: Seasonal Special Supporting SoldiersBy: Ashley Olds - December 22, 2013
WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon recently traveled to Dubai on December 19 to capture footage for the upcoming holiday WWE special, Tribute to the Troops.
In addition to visiting the troops and doing some handshaking on his overseas expedition, McMahon also hosted some wrestling matches and made trips to local hospitals with his posse, capturing it all on camera. Although the crew gathered about two hours of footage during their stay, the program itself will be condensed into one hour of entertainment.
WWE has been offering entertainment to military men and women for almost ten years now. Tribute to The Troops, which has been called the “most patriotic show on television”, even received the Legacy of Hope Award in 2004 – an accolade named after Bob Hope.
The talent lineup doesn’t sound too shabby either.
Hosting this festive program will be “Access Hollywood’s” Michelle Beadle, while some other big name Hollywood personalities will also be offering special messages for the event. The lineup includes Will Ferrell, Bruce Willis, Ryan Seacrest, Christina Applegate, and Stephen Colbert. On the musical side of the entertainment will be recording artist and four-time Grammy nominee Chris Daughtry, while comedian Jeff Dunham will perform live standup for troops and their families.
If you’re in need of a WWE flavor of entertainment after surviving the saccharine sentimentality of the holidays, Tribute to the Troops might be for you.
Catch it the Saturday after Christmas: December 28, 8/7 CT on NBC.
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