The Fayetteville Observer is featuring an interview with WWE star The Miz talking about the upcoming Tribute to the Troops taping in the city this Sunday.

“It’s the most patriotic show of the year, it really is. We pay tribute to all those soldiers who protect and serve us. We have a ton of superstars coming in. Meeting and entertaining our troops is the least we can do. It’s something that I really look forward to.

We’ve gone overseas a few times to Iraq to visit troops, and you just wouldn’t believe what these guys – these kids, really – go through. A lot of them are just 18, 19, 20 and 21, and they’re facing danger without a second thought. I had one guy – he was 19 – tell me about how his vehicle hit a land mine and was destroyed. But he said it like it was nothing. These guys are all heroes.”