WWE Tribute to the Troops to Air on FOX in SmackDown’s Usual Time Slot

WWE announced today that the 21st annual Tribute to the Troops will air on FOX at 8 p.m. ET on Friday, December 8, from the Amica Mutual Pavilion in Providence, R.I.

WWE Tribute to the Troops is an annual event held by WWE and Armed Forces Entertainment. It is a televised special that honors and entertains United States Armed Forces members that typically airs in December, during the holiday season.

The first Tribute to the Troops was held in 2003 and it has been held every year since then. In the early years of the event, WWE put on shows for troops serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.

In recent years WWE has done the show in the United States, promoting events at (and nearby) domestic military bases, as well as visiting sites such as Walter Reed Army Medical Center and Bethesda Naval Hospital. The Tribute to the Troops event typically features a mix of wrestling matches, musical performances, and appearances by celebrities and military personnel.

WWE Press Release

STAMFORD, Conn., November 13, 2023 – WWE®, part of TKO Group Holdings (NYSE: TKO), today announced that the 21st annual Tribute to the Troops will air Friday, December 8 at 8 p.m. ET on FOX. The event will take place in Providence, R.I. at Amica Mutual Pavilion. Tickets are available via Ticketmaster.com.

Since its inception in 2003, WWE’s Tribute to the Troops has honored our U.S. service members, veterans and their families for their continued sacrifice and commitment to our country, and is widely considered one of television’s most patriotic and heartwarming shows of the year.

WWE has a multi-decade commitment to the U.S. Armed Forces, which includes visiting nearly 400 military installations throughout the world, offering all U.S. military personnel free tickets to WWE live events, and has partnered with military organizations, such as Hire Heroes USA. WWE currently supports the USO and tells stories of heroism and valor of our nation’s bravest through the company’s partnership with National Medal of Honor Museum to make an impact in the community.

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