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By Will Barnes on 2012-12-10 00:06:48
My brother is stationed here in Virginia, so we were able to get free tickets to tonight's Tribute to the Troops taping. Here's what went down at the Norfolk Scope Arena:

*Lilian Garcia sang the national anthem followed by a taped message from President Obama played.

*They kicked off with a Kid Rock performance. He was great and did a bunch of songs.

*Sheamus & Randy Orton defeated Dolph Ziggler & Big Show by countout when they just walked out. Booker T showed up and restarted the match. Ziggler was pinned after the RKO and the Brouge Kick.

*The Muppets did a backstage thing with the Divas.

*Ryback defeated Alberto Del Rio by DQ when Ricardo interfered. Ryback laid them both out with Shellshock.

*Daniel Bryan, Kane and R-Truth defeated 3 Man Band. Kane must not be able to see out of that outer mask, because he nearly walked off the stage instead of down the ramp.

*Miz TV featuring Kermit the Frog as the special guest. Mike Johnson is going to love this one. Miz tries to get Kermit to admit he is in love with Miss Piggy. She shows up and Miz teases we will see a Muppet wedding tonght. Damien Sandow shows up and tears down the Muppets, so Piggy goes to hit him. Miz steps in and does it for her.

*Miz pinned Damien Sandow and celebrates with Piggy and Kermit on the stage.

*Layla pinned Divas champ Eve in a non-title match.

*Sin Cara, Great Khali, Brodus Clay & Hornswoggle defeated Tensai & Primo & Epico & David Otunga. So awful.

Flo Rida performed a bunch of songs.

*John Cena pinned Antonio Cesaro in a non-title match.

*They closed off with Santa coming with guys dressed as reindeer, including Santino as Rudolph.

Notes: Not 100% full but nearly...Michael Cole and JBL were the announcers....They played taped messages from Sharon Stone, Katie Couric and was all send people home happy stuff....Bummer there was no CM Punk, but sort of cool to see Cesaro in the main event!

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