FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. (Army News Service) -- World Wrestling Entertainment superstars greeted military troops and their families here Tuesday as part of a tour ahead of the Tribute to the Troops televised event.
WWE women's champion Sasha Banks, The Big Show, Sin Cara, Alisha Fox, Titus O'Neil and Bailey were among the wrestlers who made the visit. While on base, the group toured the Asymmetric Warfare Group Headquarters Complex, Fort Meade MacArthur Middle School and signed autographs at the Post Exchange.
Under partnership with the USO, the WWE started the Tribute to the Troops in December 2003 at Camp Victory in Baghdad, Iraq. This year's event is set to take place Tuesday night at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C., marking the first time it has been held in the nation's capital. It will air Wednesday at 8 p.m. EST on USA Network.
"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," Maj. Gen. Bradley A. Becker, commander of the Joint Force Headquarters-National Capital Region and the U.S. Army Military District of Washington, said in a news release. "I know that our service members are big fans of WWE and are excited to participate in this wonderful event."