Sunday, December 14, 2014 / 1:55 pm
WWE Tribute To The Troops
Katherine Heigl will be among a host of stars joining the WWE Superstars and Divas to honor the United States Armed Forces at the 12th annual WWE holiday special, Tribute to the Troops, which will air on USA Network on Wednesday, December 17, from 8-10pm ET, and will re-air as a one-hour special on NBC on Saturday, December 27, from 8-9pm ET.
In the tradition of Bob Hope, WWE brings together the best of entertainment and pop culture with celebrity appearances and performances for servicemen and women to celebrate their dedication and commitment with a holiday program that is considered one of television's most patriotic and heartwarming shows. NBCUniversal joins WWE in saluting troops with special messages from some of their networks' biggest names, including TODAY anchors Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie, Natalie Morales, and Al Roker, Seth Meyers, The Kardashians, Andy Cohen, Giuliana Rancic, Katherine Heigl, Lester Holt, Padma Lakshmi, Mark Feuerstein, Debra Messing, Tom Brokaw, Rachel Maddow and Carson Daly, as well as the coaches of The Voice, Pharrell Williams, Gwen Stefani, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton.
"For 12 consecutive years, WWE has been entertaining American military personnel both overseas and domestically as a way to thank them for their commitment to our country," said WWE Chairman & CEO, Vince McMahon. "Our servicemen and women work tirelessly for our freedom and we are proud to continue our Tribute to the Troops tradition."