Welcome to Pulse Wrestling’s Tribute to the Troops Report. I hope you are all enjoying the holiday season. This is your yearly event that the WWE puts on for our armed forces. Tonight it is not about storylines…it is about celebrating the freedom that our troops fight for. Enjoy this report and thank you for continuing to support Pulse Wrestling.
We’re taped from Joint Base in Balad, Iraq. We have Chris Jericho taking on John Cena for the WWE Championship (it is noted that this was taped before Cena lost the title). Eve Torres is your ring announcer. Michael Cole & Jerry Lawler are calling the action from WWE Headquarters.
Tag Team Match: Rey Mysterio & Mark Henry v. Carlito & CM Punk
CM Punk and Rey Mysterio start the match and CM Punk does what he does best. Greco Roman wrist lock to start and Mysterio is taken to the canvas. Non chalant cover gets one for Punk. Mysterio uses momentum to roll Punk up for two. Punk gets set up for an early 619 attempt, but once Rey commits, Punk takes him down. Off the ropes and Rey dives under Punk and tags in Mark Henry. Punk gets taken to school as Henry military presses him on the mat. Tag back to Rey and he gets atop Henry. Splash connects and Carlito breaks the fall. Carlito eats a big boot from Mark Henry and both Punk and Carlito gets the 619. World’s Strongest Slam on Carlito and West Coast Pop on Punk seal the deal in a dual pin.
Winners: Rey Mysterio & Mark Henry
The Miz v. John Morrison is also scheduled for tonight.
We get some highlights of the troops with the WWE Superstars.
Eve Torres brings out Santa Claus, who just happens to be R-Truth. WHAT’S UP? Santa raps his way to the ring and talks about gaining weight. He brings out the WWE Divas to hand out Christmas gifts. R-Truth sings Jingle Bells and the divas pass out the gifts. This segues into a general holiday message from Barack Obama.
We’re back and we have the superstars talk about the experience in Iraq.
We’re back and we get another video showcasing the rebuilding of Iraq.
Non-Title Match: The Miz v. John Morrison
The match begins and the Miz opens up on John Morrison. Knee to the back on Morrison, but Morrison rebounds with a dropkick and a standing moonsault for two. Pillar to post we go and Morrison evades the Miz, but the Miz rebounds and he sends Morrison off the top rope and onto the floor. Back inside, the Miz covers for a two count. Morrison props himself up in the corner and Miz hits him with the corner clothesline. To the top and the Miz gets crotched. Morrison up top…Miz fights, but Morrison connects with the superplex. Morrison covers for a two count. The end is near for the Miz as Morrison goes for Starship Pain…Miz moves and he rolls Morrision up, using the ropes, for the win.
Winner: The Miz
Video of John Cena supporting the troops.
WWE Championship Match: Chris Jericho v. John Cena
It’s strange that Jericho didn’t come out with the Unified Tag Team Titles. John Cena comes out with the WWE Title, thus rendering the spoilers I read irrelevant. To be fair, though…both sets of spoilers missed some detail, as the other one didn’t specify that this would be a title match.
The match begins and Jericho beats Cena to the punch. Jericho has Cena in the corner and the referee enforces a break. Cena reverses and he hits Jericho with a Fisherman’s suplex for two. Jericho comes back, taking Cena of guard. Kick to the face follows and that gets a two count. Jericho headbutts Cena and he takes him down near the ring apron. Jericho springboards into a dropkick, sending Cena out of the ring and we take a commercial break.
Wrestlemania 26 is coming to Phoenix!
We’re back with another video of the troops.
Back to the action as Jericho attempts the Walls of Jericho. He has it locked in. Cena counters out of it and into the STF, but Jericho reaches towards the ropes. The break is utilized and both men get back up. Jericho pulls Cena on the 2nd rope, but Cena looks for a super Attitude Adjustment. Cena goes down and Jericho hits a crossbody, but Cena rolls through and picks Jericho up for the Attitude Adjustment for the win!
Winner: John Cena
We recap the WWE Superstars on their journey to Iraq.
Rey Mysterio & Mark Henry d. CM Punk & Carlito
The Miz d. John Morrison
John Cena d. Chris Jericho
See you tomorrow night for real-time coverage of TNA Final Resolution!