Kid Rock, Disney’s The Muppets and Flo Rida Join WWE®’s 10th Anniversary of “Tribute to the Troops” Holiday Special

  Kid Rock, Disney’s The Muppets and Flo Rida Join WWE®’s 10th Anniversary of
  “Tribute to the Troops” Holiday Special

Business Wire

STAMFORD, Conn. -- November 12, 2012

WWE (NYSE:WWE), USA Network and NBC will honor the United States Armed Forces
with its 10^th annual holiday special, WWE Tribute to the Troops presented by
Slim Jim. The 10^th anniversary holiday extravaganza will air as a two-hour
television special on Wednesday, December 19 at 9/8C on USA Network and as a
one-hour television special on Saturday, December 22 at 9/8C on NBC.

WWE Tribute to the Troops has become a holiday tradition and is considered
TV’s most patriotic and heartwarming show. In the grand tradition of Bob Hope,
the holiday special will feature performances by Grammy Award-nominated,
international superstars Kid Rock and Flo Rida, and WWE’s biggest Superstars
and Divas for thousands of military personnel and their families at the Scope
Arena in Norfolk, VA. The show will also feature appearances by Disney’s The
Muppets, Access Hollywood and NBC Sports’ Michelle Beadle and more. Kid Rock
and Flo Rida join a renowned list of legendary performers who have entertained
at WWE Tribute to the Troops including Mary J. Blige, Nickelback, Sean "Diddy"
Combs’ group Diddy - Dirty Money and Trace Adkins.

WWE is proud to have worked jointly with Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell in
selecting Navy installations in the Norfolk, VA area for this annual

“We are excited to host WWE Tribute to the Troops in the Norfolk and Hampton
Roads area,” said Governor Bob McDonnell. “Virginia has long been committed to
supporting our troops and this is another opportunity to thank them for their
service. We are home to 125,000 active duty members, 830,000 veterans and so
many military families. Naval Station Norfolk is the crown jewel of the United
States Navy and it’s important to pay tribute to and salute the brave men and
women of the military and their families who serve our country. It’s great to
see that the WWE has chosen Virginia as the place to continue this holiday

“This is a proud moment for WWE to once again recognize America’s servicemen
and women as part of the 10^th anniversary of WWE Tribute to the Troops,” said
Vince McMahon, Chairman and CEO, WWE. “We are honored to bring our unique
brand of family-friendly entertainment to those who have sacrificed so much
for our country.”

This trip marks the 10^th consecutive year that WWE will bring its
one-of-a-kind entertainment to our service men and women to thank them for
their commitment to the country and recognition of their sacrifices. WWE
Superstars and Divas will spend the weekend doing activities designed to give
back to sailors and their families including a Be a STAR anti-bullying rally
and hospital visits as well as spending time with our servicemen and women.

WWE Tribute to the Troops will also chronicle WWE’s goodwill visit to our
troops overseas. WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon, WWE Superstars The Miz^®
and R-Truth and WWE Divas Eve and Layla will travel overseas to spread some
much needed holiday cheer to the men and women serving our country far from
home during the holiday season.

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