The WWE Universe is geared up for an episode of SmackDown that promises to be both poignant and action-packed, as WWE announced that the December 8 edition will be a special Tribute To The Troops. The evening’s festivities are designed to honor the valor and sacrifices of U.S. service members, veterans, and their families, with entertainment that bridges the spirit of professional wrestling and patriotic tribute.
Adding a musical layer to the tribute, the two-time Grammy-nominated duo, The War and Treaty, are tapped to perform live during the show. The synergy of their soulful melodies is expected to resonate with the audience, providing a moving salute to the men and women who have served the nation.
Amid the celebratory atmosphere, the wrestling community is buzzing over the blue brand’s roster as it welcomes back CM Punk to SmackDown for the first time since his departure in 2014. His return is slated to be more than a nostalgic walk down memory lane as the excitement amplifies with the prospect of Punk reigniting the WWE Universe.
Complementing this big return, a WrestleMania 34 rematch is on the cards, setting the stage for a battle between Charlotte and Asuka. This matchup promises to rekindle the fierce rivalry between these two top performers and create a spectacle worthy of Tribute To The Troops’ grandeur.
The night is set to be laden with even more thrills as a United States Championship Number One Contenders tournament kicks off. This tournament boasts first-rate bouts, including an intense face-off between the almighty Bobby Lashley and the ominous Karrion Kross. Moreover, Santos Escobar is set to take on Dragon Lee, providing fans with a Survivor Series 2023 rematch that’s sure to dazzle.
As we approach this special edition of SmackDown, the anticipation escalates. The WWE is pulling out all the stops to express gratitude towards those who protect and serve while delivering the high-octane entertainment it’s known for.
We encourage the WWE community to save the date and join in on the festivities come Friday. With spellbinding matches and a heartfelt homage to the brave, The War and Treaty’s live performance is just the cherry on top. Be sure to tune in for a night of honoring service members with unforgettable WWE action.
How are you feeling about WWE’s approach to celebrating our troops? Are the explosive matches and CM Punk’s highly-awaited return adding to your excitement? Let’s hear your thoughts. As always, in the spirit of the WWE and its Superstars, we salute our troops with the highest respect and anticipation for an episode of SmackDown that’s set to make a mark.