World Wrestling Entertainment
Tribute to the Troops 2009
December 19, 2009 (Taped in Balad, IRAQ)
NOTE: Eve Torres served as ring announcer.
TAG TEAM MATCH
Rey Mysterio & Mark Henry defeated C.M. Punk & Carlito Colon:
VIDEO PACKAGE: Photo gallery of WWE Superstars visiting with Troops.
IN THE RING
Eve Torres + Santa Clause (R-Truth) + Santas Little Helpers (WWE Divas): Ring announcer Eve Torres introduced Santa Clause, who came out doing R-Truth’s “What’s Up?” rap for the troops. Santa Clause (R-Truth) did some interacting with the troops and then called out the WWE Divas to bring out gifts. Kelly Kelly, Layla El, Alicia Fox, and the Bella Twins came out and tossed WWE merchandise into the crowd, and also passed out free hugs and kisses.
VIDEO PACKAGE: A short generic video message from President Barack Obama was played.
VIDEO PACKAGE: Clips from various WWE Superstars visiting with the troops in Iraq.
VIDEO PACKAGE: A speech General David Petraeus thanking the WWE for visiting the troops in Iraq and talking about their efforts in rebuilding the country and protecting freedom in the United States.
CHAMPION VS. CHAMPION MATCH
WWE United States champion Mike “The Miz” Mizanin defeated WWE Intercontinental champion John Morrison: Michael Cole acknowledged that the show was taped a few weeks ago, and pointed out that John Morrison had lost the Intercontinental title to Drew McIntyre since then. The Miz pinned John Morrison with his feet up on the middle ropes for leverage!
VIDEO PACKAGE: John Cena standing in the ring giving a speech for the troops.
WWE CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH
John Cena defeated Chris Jericho to retain the WWE championship:
VIDEO PACKAGE: Highlight reel for the entire trip.