Well that’s…different. The WWE runs a lot of shows every week. With so many hours a week to fill, WWE often has to cut a few corners and come up with some less conventional ways to fill in all of their time. That can cause some not so great shows and matches, but this time around, WWE may have come up with a rather unique method of getting around a usual two hour block.
Earlier this month, WWE taped its annual Tribute To The Troops event in Jacksonville, North Carolina. The event has been held every year since 2003, serving as a way to honor the United States military. Early editions of the show took place overseas while recent years have all taken place stateside. The show has been treated as a special event for WWE, but things may be very different this year.
According to Wrestling Observer Radio, there is a chance that this year’s edition will not be airing on television. There is no word on why the event would not be airing, as it was recorded as usual. Tribute To The Troops usually airs on Wednesday nights on USA, though that time slot has now been taken over by NXT and the only upcoming open spot in the scheduled would be on Christmas night. There is also the chance that the event could air elsewhere.
The show is a big deal. Check out some highlights from over the years:
Opinion: I really can’t say I’m surprised here as having four straight nights of two hours each sounds like a lot of content, even for WWE. That being said, it would not surprise me in the slightest to see this air on the Network. WWE seems to care enough about this show that it is going to air somewhere, so putting it somewhere is something that almost has to happen.
What do you think of Tribute to the Troops? When will this year’s air? Let us know in the comments below.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books. His latest book is KB’s Complete 2004 Monday Night Raw Reviews.
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