Sunday, December 23, 2007

Who Supports the Troops?

The WWE, for one.

My favorite wrestler, Chris Jericho, poses with U.S. soldiers.

Classic Jericho on the mic, trash-talking (Part II, with the Rock).

From the Miami Herald:

World Wrestling Entertainment chairman Vince McMahon and 19 superstars and Divas just returned from bringing holiday cheer to U.S. troops stationed in Iraq on its fifth Tribute to the Troops tour.

Hosted by Armed Forces Entertainment, the tour, Dec. 4-8, marked the fifth holiday Tribute to the Troops event WWE has produced since 2003. The tour and live event will be chronicled in a two-hour holiday special -- WWE Tribute to the Troops -- at 9 p.m. EST/PST Monday, Dec. 24 on the USA Network.

The WWE Tribute to the Troops tour marks the largest celebrity production to visit troops in Iraq, with WWE superstars visiting 20 bases throughout the country in three days.

JBL (John "Bradshaw" Layfield, for you FOX News buffs) passing out t-shirts

-- While in Iraq for the Tribute to the Troops taping, several WWE superstars found themselves in grave danger. A helicopter carrying Dean Malenko, Mickie James, Carlito, Chris Jericho, JBL, and Ron Simmons was damaged while landing, stranding the superstars for five hours in a war zone in Tarmiyah, Iraq. They were in the middle of fires, smoke bombs, dead animals, and razor wire everywhere while hanging out with soldiers in an unsecure location. -Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter

More photos here. Read more from WWE Tribute to the Troops.

I do believe, for whatever it's worth, that a number of prominent wrestlers in the WWE lean to the right.

WWE Superstars blogging:
Mickie James
Lillian Garcia

The Cole Report

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Blogger MonicaR said...

God bless 'em ALL! Nice entry, Wordsmith - thanks. Troll and I would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas. I hope that you have a beautiful holiday week, and hope that you get some time to rest and relax.

Sunday, December 23, 2007 9:10:00 PM  
Blogger Gayle said...

I don't watch wrestling, Wordsmith and didn't even know who Chris Jericho was. He's very good-looking. Maybe I'm missing something! LOL! He doesn't look or sound like any professional wrestler I've ever seen. :)

Good for him and the rest of them!

Friday, March 14, 2008 3:13:00 PM  
Blogger Gayle said...

Of course I haven't seen a lot of wrestlers, but the one's I have seen have always been large, hulking hairy beasties who spit a lot.

Friday, March 14, 2008 3:14:00 PM  
Blogger The WordSmith from Nantucket said...


This is the 2nd archived post you've commented in today...what's going on? Stroll through memory lane? Lol.

Or is it that Vince McMahon is getting his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame today? I heard on the radio them mentioning his contributions to charity and especially to the military.

Friday, March 14, 2008 3:20:00 PM  

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