WWE Week continues on USA with tonight's Tribute to the Troops event from Jacksonville, Florida airing at 8 p.m. ET. The show was taped a couple weeks back but we will have live coverage of the show as it airs, so if you're going to talk about it in the comments section before the broadcast, please make sure you use the spoiler tag.
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WWE TRIBUTE TO THE TROOPS RESULTS, LIVE BLOG
Chris here. 'Merica.
We get a package welcoming us to Tribute to the Troops. We then go to Jacksonville where Jojo sings The Star Spangled Banner.
Roman Reigns, Dean Ambrose, and The Usos come out to the ring.
Reigns welcomes us to Tribute to the Troops and talks about the mission of the show: to put smiles on the faces of those protecting the United States. Tonight is a thank you to those troops.
As Reigns continues, The League of Nations enters. The crowd doesn't much appreciate this.
Sheamus questions Reigns' claim that America is the greatest country in the world. After calling himself an admirer of the US, Sheamus says that it isn't the greatest nation in the world.
King Barrett talks about how Great Britain is better than the United States. He disses America's food before expressing his desire for spotted dick (which is a real thing; check your local supermarket with an international section).
Alberto Del Rio disses American TV being full of zombies, women, and hackers. He puts over international TV and it's real football and other stuff. He also disses country music because it's the right thing to do.
Sheamus hypes Ireland for having the best things in the world. Reigns reminds us that the Irish have the smallest tater tots (remember: this was recorded before Reigns' killing spree at TLC).
Reigns invites the "League of Idiots" to the ring for a fight. The LoN approach the ring for some intense parliamentary procedure before The Wyatt Family interrupts. After Bray Wyatt blows out his lantern, The Dudley Boyz, Ryback, and Kane join the session, and we've got a brawl on our hands.
As expected, a 16 man main event was announced
Rusev vs Jack Swagger (Boot Camp match)
Before the match, Lana and Rusev angrily say words.
This was a generic street fight that utilized various military implements (sans guns for some very obvious reasons). In the end, Swagger dodged a Rusev shoulder tackle in the corner. Rusev instead tackled a metal case, sending him to the mat. Swagger then locked in the Patriot Lock for the submission win.
Jack Swagger def Rusev
The long-lasting national nightmare is over. Swagger defeated Rusev in a match.
Mark Henry vs
Bo Dallas Uncle Sam
Mark Henry squashes Uncle Sam
Train performs....time to refill your beverage or whatever you all do during these segments.
Kevin Owens vs Ryback
Before the match, Owens cuts a promo talking about the greatest country in the world: Canada - specifically Quebec. He lists the reasons off before promoing in French.
Short match. Kevin Owens walks out because he had something in his eye.
Ryback def Kevin Owens by count-out
Howie Mandel comes out and thanks the servicemen before doing some comedy.
Paige and Team BAD vs Alicia Fox, Brie Bella, Charlotte, and Becky Lynch
This one happened. Sasha got the win after she submitted Alicia Fox with the Bank Statement.
Paige and Team BAD def Alicia Fox, Brie Bella, Charlotte, and Becky Lynch
Train plays more music.
The Wyatt Family and The League of Nations vs The Family, The Dudley Boyz, Kane, and Ryback
As you would expect, this was an absolute mess of a match. The face team got the win after Dean Ambrose hit Luke Harper with Dirty Deeds.
The Family, The Dudley Boyz, Kane, and Ryback def The Wyatt Family and The League of Nations
Afterward, Old Glory comes down to end the show.