The stars of the WWE, World Wrestling Entertainment, have taken over Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Some of the most notable wrestlers and WWE Divas spent the day on base with military families to film the WWE Tribute to the Troops that will be broadcast Dec. 28 on NBC.
The day wrapped up with a special show from the wrestlers, and a performance from singer Chris Daughtry and comedian/ventriloquist Jeff Dunham.
Superstar John Cena lead the entourage of wrestlers as they joined the troops at the firing range, on board a Stryker vehicle and at special personal gatherings according to KOMO News.
Cena’s been in uniform for movie roles, but said “These guys are the real deal. I’m just a guy who tries to do it justice in Hollywood.”
The duo known as the Prime Time Players, Titus O’Neil and Darren Young went on to say “They have a passion for serving our country and it’s just amazing,” said Young. “It’s awesome, man, ” said O’Neil. “These guys are heroes.”
“We’re just really appreciative,” said Army Lt. Tom Kendall. “I know a lot of my soldiers, a few if not a lot of them, look up to these guys as role models. We enjoy watching the show.”
This is the 11th year the WWE stars have visited military bases to put on a full show to say thanks to the military.