WWE Tribute to the Troops Results
December 28, 2013
Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington
By: Mike Tedesco of Wrestleview.com
“Then. Now. Forever.” The WWE video leads us into the show.
Michael Cole and JBL welcome everyone to the show as Daniel Bryan’s music hits. Bryan makes his way to the ring to a tremendous reception. A video talks about how WWE wants to thank the troops who are at home and abroad.
Daniel Bryan vs. Bray Wyatt w/ Luke Harper and Erick Rowan
They circle the ring and lock up. Wyatt quickly tosses Bryan to the corner. Bryan comes back with some kicks, but Wyatt pushes him into the ropes, misses a clothesline, and hits a flying back elbow. Wyatt punches him in the corner before whipping him hard to the opposite corner. A big “YES!” chant breaks out. Wyatt mocks the crowd before punching Bryan. Wyatt sends him to the corner, but Bryan backflips over him. Bryan then ducks a clothesline and hits a flying elbow. Bryan kicks away at Wyatt before hitting a big roundhouse to the skull. Bryan goes to the top rope, and he hits the Flying Goat. Bryan covers, and Luke Harper and Erick Rowan run in to cause the disqualification.
Winner by Disqualification: Daniel Bryan
The Wyatt Family goes to attack Bryan, but CM Punk’s music hits, and he runs down to the ring. Punk ducks a clothesline from Harper and gets in the ring. Punk quickly pulls the top rope down to get Harper out of the ring, and he takes both Harper and Rowan out with a suicide dive!
EXCUSE ME! Vickie Guerrero comes out and demands order. Vickie demands that Bray Wyatt leave the ring. She says the match will restart as a tag team match. It will be Luke Harper and Erick Rowan versus Daniel Bryan and CM Punk.
Daniel Bryan and CM Punk vs. Luke Harper and Erick Rowan w/ Bray Wyatt
We join the match in progress to see CM Punk tag in Daniel Bryan. They kick away at Erick Rowan in the corner. Rowan reverses a whip on Bryan and hits a back elbow. Luke Harper is tagged in, and he drops a pair of elbows for a two count. Harper applies a chin lock, but Bryan soon fights up and elbows out. Bryan hits the ropes, and Harper takes him down with an avalanche. Rowan drops an elbow for a two count. Rowan applies a neck vice, but Bryan fights up and elbows out. Bryan goes for a running cross-body, but Rowan catches him and hits the fall-away slam. Rowan then goes for a big splash, but Bryan moves out of the way.
CM Punk is tagged in, and he clotheslines Rowan a few times, but he doesn’t go down. Punk ducks a clothesline and gives him a roundhouse to the skull. Punk then goes to the apron and hits a springboard clothesline that takes him down. Punk hits a high knee followed by a swinging neckbreaker. Punk signals for his finisher. Punk gets Rowan up for the GTS, but Wyatt comes in and punches him in the back. The referee calls for a disqualification.
Winners by Disqualification: Daniel Bryan and CM Punk
The Wyatt Family begins to beat up on Punk and Bryan until John Cena’s music hits. Cena makes his way to the ring to a tremendous reception. Cena takes the Wyatts out and stands tall in the ring with Punk and Bryan.
EXCUSE ME! Vickie Guerrero is back again, and the crowd is booing her loudly. Vickie says the match will restart as a six-man tag team match.
Daniel Bryan, CM Punk, and John Cena vs. The Wyatt Family
We join the match in progress to see Wyatt avalanche Punk in the corner. Wyatt then looks at him upside down from the corner before tagging in Harper. Harper grabs Punk, and he does his trademark gator roll before applying a chin lock. Punk fights up, and he begins to elbow out, but Harper pushes him off. Punk bounces right back with a swinging neckbreaker. Punk goes to make a tag, but Harper knocks both Cena and Bryan off the apron. Harper drops Punk with a brainbuster, but the referee was jaw-jacking with Cena. Rowan is tagged in, and he hits Punk with a backbreaker for a near fall. Wyatt is tagged in, and he kicks Punk in the ribs before setting him up on the top turnbuckle. Punk fights Wyatt off, and he takes him down with a cross-body block.
Cena and Harper are tagged in. Cena ducks a clothesline and hits a pair of shoulder blocks. Cena follows up with a back suplex powerbomb before hitting the Five Knuckle Shuffle. Cena goes for the Attitude Adjustment, but Harper slides off. Harper kicks him in the midsection, and Cena quickly counters back with an STF. Rowan breaks up the submission. Punk and Bryan run in to take Wyatt and Rowan out. Punk hits Harper with a GTS. Bryan quickly follows up with his Running Knee. Cena then picks Harper up for the AA, and he picks up the win.
Winners by Pinfall: Daniel Bryan, CM Punk, and John Cena
Bruce Willis and Ryan Seacrest thank the troops for all of the sacrifices they give. Jeff Dunham will perform later. Daughtry will perform, next.
Santino Marella is seen power walking his way to the ringside area. Michelle Beadle is ringside with the Joint Base Commander, Colonel Hodges. Col. Hodges talks about how special it is for the WWE to come out and honor the troops as well as the United States of America.
Santino Marella gets in the ring, and he says, “It’s time for some rocking and rolling all night long.” Marella then introduces Daughtry. Daughtry and his band perform the song, “Waiting for Superman.”
Fandango makes his entrance with Summer Rae. He’ll be in action, next.
Fandango w/ Summer Rae vs. R-Truth
Fandango shakes his hips before locking up with R-Truth. R-Truth takes him down with a headlock takeover. Fandango grapevines the head, but R-Truth kips up. R-Truth applies a side headlock, but Fandango whips him off. R-Truth hangs on to the ropes, and he does a little jig for Fandango. R-Truth splits under a clothesline and hits a hip toss. R-Truth goes for the ten punches in the corner, but Fandango goes under him and rips him off the ropes. Fandango clotheslines him down before hitting the ropes. R-Truth quickly takes him down with a jumping calf kick. R-Truth hits some clotheslines before hitting a sit-out front suplex for a two count. R-Truth goes for a Scissor Kick, but Fandango moves. R-Truth approaches him, and Fandango kicks him in the face. Fandango runs at him, and R-Truth surprises him with the “What’s Up?” for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: R-Truth
Alec Baldwin and Will Ferrell (with a Ron Burgundy impression) thank the troops for their sacrifices.
Jeff Dunham will perform, next.
The Bella Twins come out to introduce Jeff Dunham to the crowd. Dunham is joined by his puppet Peanut, and they rip on “The Night Before Christmas.” Topics jokes about are the Obamacare website, Michelle Obama’s weight loss initiative, and Bill Clinton’s extramarital affairs.
Big Show’s music hits, and he joins Dunham and Peanut. Big Show says he hates to interrupt them, but he’s been waiting all day to perform for the troops. Peanut says Dunham wants his Barry Manilow CD back from Big Show.
Damien Sandow comes out with a microphone. Sandow says the holiday season brings out all kinds, but so far we’ve seen a bearded dwarf, a “family” with a man dressed as a lamb, a ballroom dancer, an overzealous, underachieving rapper, and now a 7-foot, 450-pound giant who needs to be chopped down by the superstar whose New Year’s Resolution is to be the Champion of Champions.
Big Show vs. Damien Sandow
Charles Robinson, my favorite referee ever, is the official for this match. Sandow quickly applies a waistlock, but Big Show breaks out and knocks him down with his backside. Big Show head-butts him to the corner and does a stink face. Sandow is gagging as Big Show picks him up to chop his chest. Sandow chops away at Big Show’s chest, but it doesn’t affect him. Sandow tries to play cool, but Big Show chops him down. Big Show hits a pair of clotheslines before hitting a butt bump in the corner and a running shoulder block. Big Show drops Sandow with a Chokeslam before signaling for the Knockout Punch. Sandow slowly gets to his feet, and Big Show knocks him out with a big right hand for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Big Show
Daniel Bryan’s music hits, and he makes his way to the ring with John Cena and CM Punk. They’re doing a “YES!” chant. The rest of the WWE Superstars who performed on the show join them. Everyone gets in the ring and does the “YES!” chant. They then go around the ringside area and high five the troops.
Quick Match Results
Daniel Bryan def. Bray Wyatt via DQ
Daniel Bryan and CM Punk def. Luke Harper and Erick Rowan via DQ
Daniel Bryan, CM Punk, and John Cena def. The Wyatt Family
R-Truth def. Fandango
Big Show def. Damien Sandow
Thank you to all the men and women serving in the armed forces around the world. You’re truly the greatest, and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for making such great sacrifices to defend my freedoms and this country. Happy Holidays to each and every one of you.
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