Reason Why WWE Will Not Air 2019 Tribute To The Troops Event
As reported earlier, WWE conducted the 17th Tribute to the Troops show, this past week. Matches and segments with top Superstars and Marines were taped on Friday at the Marine Corps Air Station New River and Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville, North Carolina.
It was the first time that WWE taped this show from a Marine Base.
In general, Tribute to the Troops show gets aired around the TLC in a taped format. However, the WWE Universe may not get to see it this year as the telecast schedule is not revealed.
Also, reliable sources have already indicated that this show will be trimmed down from 2019 TV programming of the WWE.
Dave Meltzer reported on Wrestling Observer Radio that the 2019 Tribute to the Troops was not taped for TV and so no special TV episode will be there on the USA Network.
The veteran wrestling journalist did not know why the event is not listed for airing. But he indicated that the officials may end up telecasting the show on WWE Network.
But it is pure speculation at this point as Meltzer state the following regarding 2019 Tribute to the Troops,
“So they taped — I shouldn’t say taped — they did Tribute To The Troops Friday at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina. It was not taped for television. There is no Tribute To The Troops television show this year.
Nothing else, they sent people you know and did their thing. For whatever reason, the USA Network didn’t want the show. I don’t have an answer.
I mean it’s been on television for god knows how many years — it feels like forever. So I was really surprised when I heard that.”
Most of the time, WWE airs this patriotic show following TLC PPV alongside Raw, SmackDown or NXT. USA Network airs Tribute to the Troops, most of the times. But no update has been received from this platform, as well.
Meanwhile, the company did release some of the footage and pictures from the tapings in recent past.
You can check out the match results from 2019 Tribute to the Troops as revealed below by wrestlingINC.com,
* Humberto Carrillo and Kevin Owens defeated Drew McIntyre and Andrade
* WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions Asuka and Kairi Sane retained over Sarah Logan and Natalya
* The Street Profits defeated Zack Ryder and Curt Hawkins
* The OC (AJ Styles, Luke Gallows, Karl Anderson) defeated Ricochet and RAW Tag Team Champions The Viking Raiders
* Seth Rollins defeated Erick Rowan in a Boot Camp match.
Braun Strowman and WWE Hall of Famer Mark Henry were also in attendance, as per the source.
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