WWE update: 'Tribute to the Troops' tickets available Monday


World Wrestling Entertainment superstars The Big Show, CM Punk and John Cena pose during last year’s “Tribute to the Troops” event at Fort Bragg, N.C. (WWE photo)

NavyTimes.com readers already know the WWE is heading to Norfolk, Va., on Dec. 9 for its annual “Tribute to the Troops” mega-show. (Navy Times subscribers knew earlier. Just saying.)

When the event was announced, Navy officials weren’t sure how or when the free tickets would be distributed. But a Navy Region Mid-Atlantic Facebook post has some answers: Tickets to the event are available only to active-duty service members and their families, and eligible wrestling fans can stop by their local Information, Tickets and Travel office beginning Monday to pick them up. For more information, call 757-462-5337.

There’s also a list of events the World Wrestling Entertainment performers are scheduled to attend, including a Dec. 7 dodgeball tournament (do not, repeat do not, attempt to knock out The Big Show) and an Army-vs.-Navy 10-kilometer run at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story on Dec. 8 (perhaps a better venue to challenge The Big Show, but don’t underestimate his cardio).

The website promises a more complete list of “superstars” (active competitors), “divas” (female competitors) and “legends” (Mick Foley, “Rowdy” Roddy Piper — anybody’s possible, but don’t bet against this guy) scheduled to attend each event as the show draws closer.

The Dec. 9 card will be broadcast as part of a two-hour special Dec. 19 on USA Network and a one-hour show Dec. 22 on NBC.


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