WWE looks to spread Christmas cheer to US troops in Afghanistan

MUMBAI: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Raw stars and WWE Chairman Vince McMahon will visit US Troops stationed in Afghanistan and the Middle East to spread joy and comfort this Christmas season.

From 7-9 December, 2005 the wrestlers will live and sleep in the barracks and eat in the mess halls along with the soldiers, while filming a series of appearances with the troops. The tour will culminate in a live performance of Monday Night RAW presented as the WWE's Tribute to the Troops holiday special. In India WWE airs on Ten Sports.


The programme which will air in the US on USA Network on 19 December 2005 will have matches featuring the likes of WWE champion John Cena, Triple H, Ric Flair, and Mick Foley.

The WWE Tribute to the Troops tour also marks the largest celebrity production to visit troops in Afghanistan, with WWE Raw superstars visiting virtually every base across the country.


McMahon says, "It is important to us that we reached as many of the troops as we can to not only entertain them, but thank them for their service to their country."


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