Tribute to the Troops 2009 results
WWE Superstars traveled to the heart of the Middle East to entertain our U.S. troops in the seventh annual Tribute to the Troops celebration. Amid showing full support for the U.S. servicemen, several of the best ring warriors battled it out in three exhilarating matches.
John Cena def. Chris Jericho (PHOTOS | WATCH)
Some would describe the scene as a profound showing of reverence from our nation's heroes to one of WWE's premier ring warriors. But to John Cena, it was really the other way around.
While Cena received praise from the U.S. troops prior to his main event bout against Chris Jericho, the honorable Superstar made sure to salute back and show his immense admiration for their bravery in the Middle East.
Either way, Cena was motivated to destroy his opponent at Tribute to the Troops. The former WWE Champion sealed an impressive victory over Jericho with an emphatic Attitude Adjustment to close the show.
U.S. Champion The Miz def. John Morrison (PHOTOS | WATCH)
U.S. Champion The Miz and John Morrison know a great deal about each other perhaps more than any other pair of foes in WWE. Formerly the self-proclaimed "Greatest Tag Team of the 21st Century," the two arrogant Superstars continue to split hairs over who was the "better" member of "The Dirt Sheet" duo.
At Tribute to the Troops, The Miz and The Guru of Greatness competed in another hard-fought contest. After some exciting back-and-forth action, it was the U.S. Champ who utilized his intellectual aptitude to defeat his opponent. Following bone-crushing blows from each gladiator, The Miz used the ropes to his advantage as he clung his feet over the top rope to pin Morrison.
"Santa" Truth, Divas deliver gifts to troops (PHOTOS | WATCH)
Apparently, "ho, ho, ho" in R-Truth's North Pole is the same meaning as "what's up, what's up?" Dressed as Santa Claus, R-Truth joined several of WWE's smart, sexy and powerful Divas to hand out holiday presents to the U.S. troops. The rapping Superstar even added a special Christmas jingle to his entrance theme song.
Rey Mysterio & Mark Henry def. CM Punk & Carlito (PHOTOS | WATCH)
Dressed in camouflage from his mask to his pants, Rey Mysterio joined Mark Henry to form a dynamic tag team against CM Punk & Carlito. Showing an awesome mix of power and finesse, The Master of the 619 & The World's Strongest Man utilized their diversity to outlast their opponents in front of the spirited U.S. servicemen.
But what made their teamwork even more special was that they found a way to synchronize a pin against their challengers. Following a 619 by Mysterio on both opponents, Henry connected on the World's Strongest Slam on Carlito and Mysterio dialed up a frog splash on The Straightedge Superstar to simultaneously pin each foe.