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2003Edit

The 2003 edition of the special was taped on December 20 from Camp Victory in Baghdad, Iraq.

No. Results Stipulations Times[1]
1 The Acolytes Protection Agency (Faarooq and Bradshaw) defeated The World's Greatest Tag Team (Charlie Haas and Shelton Benjamin) Tag team match 4:38
2 Rikishi defeated Rhyno Singles match 2:28
3 Eddie Guerrero defeated Chris Benoit Singles match 11:38
4 John Cena defeated Big Show Singles match 4:12

2004Edit

The 2004 edition of the special was taped on December 18 from Camp Speicher in Tikrit, Iraq.

No. Results Stipulations Times[2]
1 Booker T defeated René Duprée Singles match 3:41
2 The Undertaker defeated Heidenreich by countout Singles match 7:34
3 Hardcore Holly defeated Kenzo Suzuki Singles match 2:38
4 Eddie Guerrero and Rey Mysterio defeated Kurt Angle and Luther Reigns Tag team match 6:01

2005Edit

The 2005 edition of the special was taped on December 9 from the Air Base in Bagram, Afghanistan.

No. Results Stipulations Times[3][4]
1 Big Show defeated Carlito Singles match 1:09
2 Good Santa defeated Bad Santa No Holds Barred match 1:58
3 Snitsky defeated Shelton Benjamin Singles match 1:52
4 John Cena defeated Chris Masters Singles match 4:53
5 Ric Flair (c) defeated Jonathan Coachman by submission Singles match for the WWE Intercontinental Championship 2:01
6 Candice Michelle and Maria defeated Trish Stratus and Ashley Tag team match 4:16
7 Shawn Michaels defeated Triple H Boot Camp match 13:35
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match

2006Edit

The 2006 edition of the special was taped on December 8 from Camp Victory in Baghdad, Iraq.

No. Results Stipulations Times[5]
1 John Cena defeated Edge Singles match 16:33
2 CM Punk defeated Shelton Benjamin Singles match 4:47
3 The Undertaker defeated Johnny Nitro (with Melina) Singles match 3:57
4 Bobby Lashley defeated Hardcore Holly Singles match 6:28
5 Umaga defeated Jeff Hardy Singles match 5:53
6 Carlito defeated Randy Orton Singles match 5:09

2007Edit

The 2007 edition of the special was taped on December 7 from Camp Speicher in Tikrit, Iraq.

No. Results Stipulations Times[6]
1 Chris Jericho defeated Randy Orton by disqualification Singles match 14:19
2 Jeff Hardy defeated Carlito Singles match 6:34
3 Maria and Mickie James vs. Kelly Kelly and Layla ended in a no contest Tag team match 4:00
4 Rey Mysterio defeated Mark Henry Singles match 4:17
5 D-Generation X (Triple H and Shawn Michaels) defeated Mr. Kennedy and Umaga Tag team match 11:00

2008Edit

The 2008 edition of the special was taped on December 5 from Camp Victory in Baghdad, Iraq and aired on December 20 on the NBC.

No. Results Stipulations Times[7]
1 CM Punk, Jeff Hardy and R-Truth defeated John "Bradshaw" Layfield, John Morrison and The Miz Six-man tag team match 7:41
2 John Cena, Batista and Rey Mysterio defeated Big Show, Chris Jericho and Randy Orton Six-man tag team match 9:50

2009Edit

The 2009 edition of the special was taped on December 4 from Holt Memorial Stadium in Balad Air Base, Iraq. WWE Diva Eve Torres served as ring announcer.

No. Results Stipulations Times[8]
1 Rey Mysterio and Mark Henry defeated CM Punk and Carlito Tag team match 3:02
2 The Miz defeated John Morrison Singles match 2:57
3 John Cena (c) defeated Chris Jericho[Note 1] Singles match for the WWE Championship 7:53
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match
  1. ^ Despite John Cena defending his WWE title against Chris Jericho at the event, at the time it aired, Sheamus had already won Cena's title at TLC.

2010Edit

The 2010 edition of the special was taped on December 11 in Fort Hood, Texas. This was the first Tribute to the Troops event not to be held in Iraq or Afghanistan. Diddy, Sherri Shepherd, Miss USA Rima Fakih, Trace Adkins and Cedric the Entertainer appeared as celebrity guests. Modern Family cast member Ariel Winter sang The Star-Spangled Banner (though the performance did not air). Two versions of the program aired: a 60-minute version on December 18, 2010 on NBC and a 2-hour version on December 22, 2010 on USA Network. The NBC broadcast only included the tag team and 6-man tag team matches listed below.

No. Results Stipulations
Dec 18 Dec 22
N/A 1 Mark Henry won by last eliminating Sheamus.[Note 1] 15-man battle royal
1 2 Big Show and Kofi Kingston defeated Dolph Ziggler and Jack Swagger Tag team match
N/A 3 R-Truth (with Eve Torres) defeated Ted DiBiase (with Maryse) Singles match
N/A 4 Kelly Kelly, Natalya and The Bella Twins (Brie Bella and Nikki Bella) defeated Melina, Alicia Fox and LayCool (Layla and Michelle McCool) Eight-Diva Santa's Little Helper tag team match
2 5 John Cena, Rey Mysterio and Randy Orton defeated Alberto Del Rio, Wade Barrett and The Miz (with Alex Riley) Six-man tag team match

2011Edit

On December 1, 2011, NBC and WWE announced the 2011 edition of WWE Tribute to the Troops would air December 17, 2011 on NBC.[9] On the December 5 edition of Raw, it was also announced the show would also air on the USA Network on December 13, 2011. The event was taped December 11, 2011 in Fayetteville, North Carolina at the Crown Coliseum (though WWE said on-air that they were actually at Fort Bragg), the taping was performed in front of U.S. military service members from the nearby Fort Bragg military base and their families.[10] This is also the first Tribute to the Troops that was taped indoors rather than outdoors. Lilian Garcia's performance of The Star-Spangled Banner was edited out of the USA Network broadcast.

The event featured a pre-recorded message from President Barack Obama. Nickelback performed the clean version of "Burn It to the Ground", the theme song of Raw, and "When We Stand Together". Sgt. Slaughter made a special appearance, supporting Zack Ryder ringside. Maria Menounos also made a special guest appearance, teaming with Kelly Kelly, Eve Torres and Alicia Fox to defeat The Divas of Doom (Beth Phoenix and Natalya) and The Bella Twins (Brie Bella and Nikki Bella) in an Eight-Diva tag team match, in which she pinned down Phoenix for the victory. George Wallace performed some stand-up comedy. Mary J. Blige performed "Need Someone" and "Family Affair".

No. Results Stipulations
Dec 13 Dec 17
1 1 Randy Orton vs. Wade Barrett ended in a double countout Singles match
2 N/A Zack Ryder (with Sgt. Slaughter) defeated Jack Swagger (with Dolph Ziggler) Singles match
3 N/A Kelly Kelly, Eve Torres, Alicia Fox and Maria Menounos defeated The Divas of Doom (Beth Phoenix and Natalya) and The Bella Twins (Brie Bella and Nikki Bella) Eight-Diva tag team match
4 N/A Daniel Bryan defeated Cody Rhodes Singles match
5 N/A Primo and Epico (with Rosa Mendes) defeated Air Boom (Evan Bourne and Kofi Kingston) Tag team match
6 N/A Sheamus defeated Drew McIntyre Singles match
7 2 John Cena, Big Show and CM Punk defeated Mark Henry, The Miz and Alberto Del Rio (with Ricardo Rodriguez) Six-man tag team match

2012Edit

The 2012 edition of the special was taped at The Scope in Norfolk, Virginia, although referred to on-air as Naval Station Norfolk, on December 9. The broadcast began with a pre-recorded message from President Barack Obama, featured musical performances from Flo Rida and Kid Rock, and a special "Miz TV" segment with Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy. USA Network aired a two-hour version of the show on December 19, 2012, while NBC aired a one-hour version three nights later.

No. Results Stipulations
Dec 19 Dec 22
1 1 Randy Orton and Sheamus defeated Big Show and Dolph Ziggler Tag team match
2 N/A Ryback defeated Alberto Del Rio (with Ricardo Rodriguez) by disqualification Singles match
3 N/A The Miz defeated Damien Sandow Singles match
4 N/A Team Hell No (Kane and Daniel Bryan) and R-Truth defeated 3MB (Heath Slater, Drew McIntyre and Jinder Mahal) Six-man tag team match
5 2 John Cena defeated Antonio Cesaro Singles match

2013Edit

The 2013 edition of the special was taped on December 11 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Tacoma, Washington, and aired on NBC December 28, 2013. The official theme songs for WWE Tribute to the Troops are "Here's To Us" by Kevin Rudolf, "People Back Home" by Florida Georgia Line and "Waiting For Superman" by Daughtry. Daughtry and Jeff Dunham performed, with the former SportsNation host Michelle Beadle hosting.[11]

No. Results[12] Stipulations Times[13]
1D Big E Langston and Mark Henry defeated RybAxel (Ryback and Curtis Axel) Tag team match -
2 Daniel Bryan defeated Bray Wyatt (with Luke Harper and Erick Rowan) by disqualification Singles match 1:43
3 CM Punk and Daniel Bryan defeated Luke Harper and Erick Rowan (with Bray Wyatt) by disqualification Tag team match 5:50
4 John Cena, CM Punk and Daniel Bryan defeated The Wyatt Family (Bray Wyatt, Luke Harper and Erick Rowan) Six-man tag team match 7:00
5D The Prime Time Players (Darren Young and Titus O'Neil) defeated 3MB (Drew McIntyre and Jinder Mahal) Tag team match -
6D The Usos (Jimmy Uso and Jey Uso) and Rey Mysterio defeated The Shield (Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns) Six-man tag team match -
7D Brie Bella won by last eliminating AJ Lee Divas battle royala -
8D Kofi Kingston defeated Dolph Ziggler Singles match -
9 R-Truth defeated Fandango (with Summer Rae) Singles match 1:47
10 Big Show defeated Damien Sandow Singles match 2:05

^a The other participants were: Aksana, Alicia Fox, Cameron, Eva Marie, JoJo, Kaitlyn, Naomi, Natalya, Nikki Bella and Rosa Mendes.

2014Edit

The 2014 edition of the special was taped on December 9 in Columbus, Georgia (referred to on-air as Fort Benning) and aired on December 17 on the USA Network. The broadcast also aired on December 27, 2014 on NBC. The official theme song for the event is "This Is How We Roll" by Florida Georgia Line, who also performed live at the event. Hulk Hogan also made a special appearance.

No. Results[12] Stipulations Times[14]
1 The Usos (Jimmy Uso and Jey Uso) defeated Gold and Stardust Tag team match 8:19
2 Naomi won by last eliminating Natalya Santa's Helper Divas Battle Royala 4:01
3 Dean Ambrose defeated Bray Wyatt Boot Camp match 11:25
4 John Cena, Dolph Ziggler, Erick Rowan and Ryback defeated The Authority (Seth Rollins, Big Show and Kane) and Luke Harper (with Jamie Noble and Joey Mercury) Eight-man tag team match 9:48

^a The other participants were: Alicia Fox, Brie Bella, Cameron, Emma, Nikki Bella, Paige, Rosa Mendes and Summer Rae.

2015Edit

The 2015 edition of the special was taped on December 8 at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida and aired on December 23 on the USA Network. Howie Mandel and the band Train also performed live at the event. JoJo also performed the national anthem in the beginning of the show. Michael Cole and John "Bradshaw" Layfield were the commentators.

No. Results[12][15] Stipulations Times[16]
1D Titus O'Neil defeated Heath Slater Singles match N/A
2 Jack Swagger defeated Rusev (with Lana) by submission Boot Camp match 11:02
3 Mark Henry defeated Bo Dallas Singles match 0:45
4 Ryback defeated Kevin Owens by countout Singles match 3:05
5 Team B.A.D. (Naomi, Tamina and Sasha Banks) and Paige defeated Charlotte, Becky Lynch and Team Bella (Brie Bella and Alicia Fox) by submission Eight-Diva tag team match 4:37
6 Dean Ambrose, Kane, Roman Reigns, Ryback, The Usos (Jimmy Uso and Jey Uso) and The Dudley Boyz (Bubba Ray Dudley and D-Von Dudley) defeated The League of Nations (Sheamus, Alberto Del Rio, King Barrett and Rusev) and The Wyatt Family (Bray Wyatt, Braun Strowman, Luke Harper and Erick Rowan) Sixteen-man tag team match 13:28

2016Edit

The 2016 edition of the special was taped on December 13 at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. and aired the following day on the USA Network. This was the first multi-branded special event since the 2010 edition after the reintroduction of the WWE brand extension. Lilian Garcia performed the national anthem for the last time since she parted ways with company that year, before later appearing again for WWE. Commentators for the year's event were Michael Cole, Byron Saxton, and John "Bradshaw" Layfield. Gabriel Iglesias also made a special appearance.

No. Results[17] Stipulations Times[18]
1 Cesaro and Sheamus defeated The Shining Stars (Primo and Epico), Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson and The Golden Truth (Goldust and R-Truth) Fatal 4-Way match to determine #1 contenders for the WWE Raw Tag Team Championship at Roadblock: End of the Line 9:35
2 Apollo Crews (with Gabriel Iglesias) defeated The Miz (with Maryse) Singles match 2:30
3 The Wyatt Family (Bray Wyatt, Luke Harper and Randy Orton) defeated American Alpha (Chad Gable and Jason Jordan) and Dolph Ziggler Six-man tag team match 10:15
4 Bayley defeated Dana Brooke (with Charlotte Flair) Singles match 2:30
5 Jack Gallagher, Rich Swann and TJ Perkins defeated The Brian Kendrick, Tony Nese and Drew Gulak Six-man tag team match 5:30
6 Roman Reigns and Big Cass (with Enzo Amore) defeated Kevin Owens and Rusev Tag team match 13:00

2017Edit

The 2017 edition of the special was taped on December 5 at Naval Station San Diego. It aired on December 14 on the USA Network.[19]

No. Results[20] Stipulations Times[21]
1 The Shield (Dean Ambrose, Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins) defeated Samoa Joe, Cesaro and Sheamus Six-man tag team match 9:57
2 Charlotte Flair (with Naomi) defeated Carmella (with Lana and Tamina) and Ruby Riott (with Liv Morgan and Sarah Logan) Triple threat match 10:08
3 The New Day (Big E and Xavier Woods) (with Kofi Kingston) and The Usos (Jimmy Uso and Jey Uso) defeated Chad Gable, Shelton Benjamin, Rusev and Aiden English Eight-man tag team match 8:06
4 Absolution (Paige, Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville) defeated Bayley, Sasha Banks and Mickie James Six-woman tag team match 10:07
5 AJ Styles, Randy Orton and Shinsuke Nakamura defeated Jinder Mahal, Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn Six-man tag team match 10:21

2018Edit

The 2018 edition of the special was taped on December 4 at Fort Hood in Killeen, Texas. It aired on December 20 on USA Network.[22][23]

No. Results Stipulations Times
1 Ronda Rousey and Natalya defeated Nia Jax and Tamina and The Riott Squad (Liv Morgan and Sarah Logan) (with Ruby Riott) by submission Triple Threat tag team match 6:35
2 Finn Bálor and Elias defeated Drew McIntyre and Bobby Lashley (with Lio Rush) Tag team match 6:55
3 Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair defeated Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville by submission Tag team match 6:10
4 AJ Styles and Seth Rollins defeated Daniel Bryan and Dean Ambrose Tag team match 10:18

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