via press release:
USA PRESENTS ‘WWE® WEEK’ BEGINNING
MONDAY, DECEMBER 20
6 HOURS OF PRIMETIME PROGRAMMING
Next week, USA Network unwraps a special holiday gift for all sports entertainment fans – six hours of World Wrestling Entertainment® programming spread over three consecutive nights. Beginning Monday, December 20, the network will air WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW®, USA ratings juggernaut and WWE®’s flagship program, in its regular timeslot from 9-11pmET live from Austin, TX. The next evening, USA will present a very merry WWE SMACKDOWN® special on Tuesday, December 21, LIVE from 9-11pmET from San Antonio, TX. Rounding out the special action-packed week, USA will air a super-sized WWE TRIBUTE TO THE TROOPS® special, honoring the men and women of our armed forces on Wednesday, December 22 at 8-10pm ET, which will be preceded by USA’s hit series PSYCH’s season five finale “Yin 3 in 2D.”
The star-studded holiday event, WWE’s long-standing annual TRIBUTE TO THE TROOPS, was taped in front of more than 50,000 military personnel and their families at Fort Hood, Texas. The special features performances by Sean Comb’s Diddy – Dirty Money, country music sensation Trace Adkins, king of comedy Cedric “The Entertainer,” as well as Modern Family‘s Ariel Winter singing “The Star Spangled Banner.” The View’s Sherri Shepherd spreads holiday cheer as Miss USA, Rima Fakih, guest ring announces WWE matches featuring such WWE Superstars as John Cena®, WWE Champion The Miz®, Randy Orton®, Rey Mysterio®, The Big Show®, and many others.