WWE® Brings Annual Tribute to the Troops® Celebration to Washington D.C.

STAMFORD, Conn. & WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–WWE today announced that the 14th annual WWE Tribute to
the Troops
event will be held on Tuesday, December 13 at Verizon
Center in Washington D.C., marking the first time the event will be held
in our nation’s capital. While in D.C., WWE Superstars will spend time
with members of all five branches of the military. WWE began Tribute
to the Troops
in 2003 as a way to honor our servicemen and women and
their families. Tribute to the Troops will air on Wednesday,
December 14 on USA Network.


In the long-standing tradition of the USO supporting and entertaining
our troops at home and abroad, WWE brings together the best of sports,
entertainment and pop culture, with celebrity appearances and
performances from music’s most popular acts. Tribute to the Troops
has become a holiday tradition and is considered TV’s most patriotic and
heartwarming show of the year.

While in Washington D.C., WWE Superstars will spend time giving back to
military personnel and their families. Activities will include a Be a
STAR® anti-bullying rally, as well as hospital visits and
outreach initiatives at various installations throughout the Washington
D.C. metropolitan area. Additionally, servicemen and women and their
families will be given complimentary tickets to attend Tribute to the
Troops.

“We are so excited to partner with WWE on Tribute to the Troops,
an event that truly has become a holiday tradition for our service
members and their families,” said Elaine Rogers, President and CEO of
USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore. “What better way to thank our
active duty military members and their families for their service than
by providing them with an amazing evening of fun and entertainment.”

“First I would like to thank the USO and WWE for all the support they
have given our servicemen and women,” said Maj. Gen. Bradley A. Becker,
Commander, Joint Force Headquarters-National Capital Region and the U.S.
Army Military District of Washington. “The National Capital Region is
the political and military center of gravity for the United States with
an infrastructure vital to the global interests of the nation, and I
believe is an ideal location for the upcoming Tribute to the Troops
because of the large number of military personnel and their families
that live and work in the DC-Metro area. I know that our service members
are big fans of WWE and are excited to participate in this wonderful
event.”

“For the 14th year, WWE is honored to give back to American
military personnel and their families for their commitment to and
sacrifice for our country,” said WWE Chairman & CEO Vince McMahon. “Our
servicemen and women work tirelessly and selflessly for our freedom, and
it is an honor to continue the Tribute to the Troops tradition
for them this year in our nation’s capital.”

About WWE

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organization and recognized leader in global entertainment. The company
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content 52 weeks a year to a global audience. WWE is committed to family
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than 650 million homes worldwide in 25 languages. WWE Network, the
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pay-per-views, scheduled programming and a massive video-on-demand
library, is currently available in more than 180 countries. The company
is headquartered in Stamford, Conn., with offices in New York, Los
Angeles, London, Mexico City, Mumbai, Shanghai, Singapore, Dubai, Munich
and Tokyo.

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Contacts

Media:
WWE
Annie
Kruger, 203-352-8613
Annie.Kruger@wwecorp.com
or
USO
of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore

Michelle Shortencarrier,
703-864-6429
michelle@usometro.org
or
Investor:
WWE
Michael
Weitz, 203-352-8642
Michael.Weitz@wwecorp.com