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PWInsider.com has reported that the WWE schedule is too filled up with house shows near christmas to hold a new TTTT show. I would generally think that WWE would consider this in advance before booking the shows.
 

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I posted this a couple of weeks ago and the general reception was that nobody cared. Of course, from what I've seen, the majority of members on this forum is from outside of the US, so I wouldn't expect them to really care about a show on a US military base, supporting the US troops.
 

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Aren't we pretty much pulling out of Iraq anyway? That's where it's been for the last few years. I guess they could do it in Afghanistan.
 

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- After learning there would be no trip to Iraq this year, there was big relief among the wrestlers at last night’s SmackDown taping. The superstars are fine with the actual work required, however it is the constant flying on the cargo plane which proves a struggle. There has been talks of a domestic Tribute to the Troops show, which WWE and USO are in discussions about.
 

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It's very good publicity for the WWE. They should cancel a house show or two for this.
It used to be when it first started. In the last few years though it hasn't and the media hasn't really cared anymore. It's not like the show bring in more fans or revenue (since it is a free show for the Troops and advertising doesn't pick up)

It's run its course. The only bad thing about it going away is "it was a good thing to do". Take that away, and there are way more benefits to it being gone.
 

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i would rather they didnt. i cant enjoy those segments at all. if they want to do something charitable do a show for some disabled kids or something like that... theres plenty better they could do that tributing the war.
 

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I'm not American so obviously this show doesn't mean anything to me and I really coulnd't care less if they kept on doing it or not, it's once in a year thing and it doesn't air on TV outside of North America and it doesn't continue any storyline. My only beef with it is that it was a bit risky for the Wrestlers safety.
 

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I'm not American so obviously this show doesn't mean anything to me and I really coulnd't care less if they kept on doing it or not, it's once in a year thing and it doesn't air on TV outside of North America and it doesn't continue any storyline. My only beef with it is that it was a bit risky for the Wrestlers safety.
As a Veteran who was in Iraq for 15 months in 07-08, I can assure you we really appreciate when the WWE comes to a warzone to entertain the troops. The military does all it can to ensure the Superstars' safety and they really boost our morale.

Someone said they are "paying tribute to the war." That is false; the WWE is honoring the TROOPS, not the conflict itself. Servicemen and women are just normal people with families like everyone else. None of them WANT to be away from their families for a year or more, that's why they appreciate it when American musicians/entertainers take time out of their schedule. Being deployed, it's easy to feel forgotten as if life is moving in America and you're stuck in time.

I heard the WWE might just go to an Army post in Texas instead of Iraq or Afghanistan; if not, I don't see it as a big deal, the WWE has done so much for the troops and we are very grateful for it.
 

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While i do respect what the wwe does when they go over there, every year, i really don't care about the tribute to the troops show, if anything, they shouldn't televise it cuz like someone else said, its a waste, they don't do anything on those shows that are noteworthy so yeah.
 

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As a Veteran who was in Iraq for 15 months in 07-08, I can assure you we really appreciate when the WWE comes to a warzone to entertain the troops. The military does all it can to ensure the Superstars' safety and they really boost our morale.

Someone said they are "paying tribute to the war." That is false; the WWE is honoring the TROOPS, not the conflict itself. Servicemen and women are just normal people with families like everyone else. None of them WANT to be away from their families for a year or more, that's why they appreciate it when American musicians/entertainers take time out of their schedule. Being deployed, it's easy to feel forgotten as if life is moving in America and you're stuck in time.

I heard the WWE might just go to an Army post in Texas instead of Iraq or Afghanistan; if not, I don't see it as a big deal, the WWE has done so much for the troops and we are very grateful for it.
Even if the military does all it can to assure their safety it's still a bit risky.

It was JBL who suggested Vince to do these Tribute shows back in 2003.

Also, didn't RVD refuse to go to atleast once due to opposing the war or something?
 

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Even if the military does all it can to assure their safety it's still a bit risky.
Of course it's a bit risky, but I assure you that it's more risky on the roads they drive on in the United States every day. It's more risky for them taking steroids, their profession itself is risky in that at any second their career can be ended. In Iraq, VIPs are escorted by armed helicopters/convoys. The actual bases in Iraq have taken the occasional mortar fire and sometimes troops are attacked, but I know of no VIP who has been killed or even injured while visiting a base over there.
 

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Of course it's a bit risky, but I assure you that it's more risky on the roads they drive on in the United States every day. It's more risky for them taking steroids, their profession itself is risky in that at any second their career can be ended. In Iraq, VIPs are escorted by armed helicopters/convoys. The actual bases in Iraq have taken the occasional mortar fire and sometimes troops are attacked, but I know of no VIP who has been killed or even injured while visiting a base over there.
What concerned me the most wasn't them visiting the base itself, but the potencial risk for an attack while they were performing outside.

But good to know the security is tight and no VIP ever got hurt :)
 

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I don't really care to be honest, I don't even watch the show. It must've been nice for the troops though, so if they could re-do it, it would nice for their sake. It's not like they need to feel obligated to do it though.
 

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Also, didn't RVD refuse to go to atleast once due to opposing the war or something?
That's pretty cool of him considering he'd have to know that would be an awful career move.

Most wrestlers seem to be present even the guys who you'd think know they have no future and even Carlito (He's from Peurto Rico)
 
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