|Tribute to the Troops 2006|
|Date||December 8, 2006|
Tribute to the Troops 2006 included highlights of an in-ring segment in which Gen. George W. Casey Jr. thanked the WWE and Vince McMahon for their support and thanked the troops for everything they do. Featured a music video of still photos of troops and WWE superstars to John Lennon's "(Happy X-Mas) War is Over." Included CM Punk and Shelton Benjamin wishing their friends and family back home a happy holidays, featured Lilian Garcia performing the National Anthem earlier in the day. Included footage of a mortor attack the day before the taping, with Michael Cole reporting from the scene as the smoke came up, and comments from several WWE employees who experienced the incident first-hand, the attack injured 14 soldiers. Featured interviews with several Iraqi soldiers about the changes to their country; included a backstage promo by Chris Masters in which he said he would challenge the troops to break the Masterlock. Featured comments from John Cena, Carlito Caribbean Cool, Edge, Torrie Wilson, Bobby Lashley, Jeff Hardy and others about their experience with the troops; the segment featured Johnny Nitro and Melina commenting on seeing a memorial service for a soldier who was killed in the line of duty, with Melina crying. Included highlights from an in-ring segment in which Director of Armed Forces Entertainment Art Myers presented 1st Lt. Shannon Terry with the 2.6 millionth letter, making it official that every soldier in the Middle East received a letter from citizens back home. Featured footage of the troops setting up the ring and lighting for the show; included an in-ring segment in which "Santa" cut an in-ring promo in which he brought out Torrie Wilson, Maria, and Kristal to hand gifts out to the troops; after several minutes of throwing merchandise out to the crowd, Chris Masters interrupted and challenged Santa to a Masterlock Challenge, with Masters winning; after the contest, Masters challenged a soldier from the crowd by the name of Jose Avila; as Masters had the hold applied, Santa got back on the apron and disrobed, revealing himself as John Bradshaw Layfield; JBL then came up behind Masters and kicked him, causing Masters to break the hold and Avila be declared the winner; moments later, JBL hit the Clothesline from Hell on Masters before celebrating in the ring with the divas. Featured a closing music video of the WWE's tour set to the Goo Goo Dolls' "Better Days".
- Cena hit the FU after Edge hit his head in the corner while attempting the spear.
- Punk won with a roll up after avoiding a Benjamin splash in the corner.
- Undertaker won with the tombstone piledriver.
- A non-title match, Lashley won with the running powerslam.
- A non-title match, Umaga won with the thumb strike to the throat after a back splash in the corner.
- Carlito won with a roll up and grabbing the tights for leverage as Orton argued with the referee after the ref caught Orton making a cover with his feet on the ropes
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