WWE hosts 16th annual Tribute to the Troops in Fort Hood

Posted at 5:51 PM, Dec 04, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-04 18:55:17-05

Staff Sergeant Kimo Griggs said he is a big fan of WWE. 

"Growing up, I watched it with my old man a lot," said Griggs. 

Today, he got to see WWE Superstars and Legends up close. 

"I ran into some of them this morning during PT. Got to have a conversation with a couple of them. It was pretty good," said Griggs.  

For the 16th year in a row, WWE has visited different military bases for their annual Tribute to the Troops celebration. 

WWE Superstars participated in activities and military outreach initiatives across Fort Hood before a special WWE taping. 

One of those special activities was a K-9 demonstration at the Military Working Dog K-9 Kennel.

"It's very impressive the training that they do, and it's just it's awesome. Like it's really cool to see how the dogs listen and how excited they are," said WWE Superstar Cesaro. 

Griggs was not the only superfan who showed up for the special WWE taping that followed. 

"Their dad's been deployed for a while now, and it's something that they enjoy doing with their dad and watching, so I figured it'd be something fun for them to do today," said military spouse Taylor Guerrero.

Griggs said the team showing up meant a lot.

"Glad they came out and (we) just thank WWE for it," said Griggs. 

"Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all of the sacrifices you've made, for all the courage," said WWE Superstar Ronda Rousey to the crowd of troops. 

The Tribute to the Troops two-hour special is set to air Dec. 20 at 9/8c on the USA Network.

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