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WWE Tribute To The Troops Reportedly Set To Return

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According to a new report WWE Tribute to the Troops is set to return before the end of 2021.

As reported by Mike Johnson of PWInsider, WWE Tribute to the Troops will be broadcast on November 14th.

With the exception of 2019, the event has been held annually since 2003. It initially started with WWE putting on shows in Iraq and Afghanistan for US troops who were based in those countries. From 2010 WWE began taking the show to military bases around the United States.

Speaking in November 2020, longstanding WWE employee Bruce Prichard credited John “Bradshaw” Layfield with coming up with the idea for the show.

“There would be no Tribute To The Troops if it were not for John Layfield. It was his idea and it was something that he got started. And so, it’s often overlooked I think, the good that we do, because most people like to dwell on the negative.”

Tribute to the Troops 2020 was taped at the ThunderDome due to restrictions surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.

While the report from Johnson also notes that WWE are planning to tape at least one match at the SmackDown taping on October 15th for the show.

One event that wont be returning before the end of the year is WWE TLC. The show which was due to take place on December 12th has now been cancelled. It has been suggested that the show has been removed from the schedule due to its proximity to the company’s first ever New Years Day pay-per-view.

Original plans would have seen Crown Jewel taking place on October 21st followed by Survivor Series on November 21st, TLC on December 12th, Day 1 on January 1st and the Royal Rumble on January 29th.

WWE Day 1 is set to take place at Atlanta’s State Farm Arena and marks the first time that the company have held a pay-per-view on New Years Day.