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- The show starts off with the singing of the National Anthem.
- A video package airs highlighting the WWE’s involvement with the Armed Forces.
- The New Day, Carmella and R-Truth come to the ring dressed in holiday gear while handing out gits to the troops. Big E gets the microphone and he says today is the jolliest day of them all, Kofi Kingston talks about how special this show is for the troops. Xavier Woods says the troops are the real heroes, The New Day talk about their favorite holiday traditions. The New Day then lead the troops in a “USA” chant.
Ronda Rousey & Natalya vs. The Riott Squad (Sarah Logan & Liv Morgan) w/Ruby Riott vs. Nia Jax & Tamina
The match starts with Rousey scoring a trip takedown on Logan, Morgan tags in and Rousey quickly drops her. Natalya tags in and she works with Rousey to hit Morgan with a double suplex, Morgan misses a charge in the corner and Natalya drops her before landing a basement drop kick. Morgan gets free from Natalya and she tags Tamina into the match, Tamina shoves Natalya to the ground after wrenching away on her arm. Natalya fights back and she rolls up Tamina for a near fall, Jax tags in and she works withv to hit Natalya with a double shoulder tackle. Jax then drops Natalya with a headbutt, Jax then traps Natalya in the corner before landing an avalanche. Jax then hits a downed Natalya with an elbow drop for a near fall, Tamina tags back in and she hits Natalya with a few strikes.
Natalya fights back and Tamina drops her with a right for a near fall, Tamina corners Natalya before crushing her with an avalanche. Tamina misses a charge into the corner and Logan tags into the match, Logan holds Natalya down while holding her in a cobra clutch. Natalya gets free and Logan nails her with a drop kick for a near fall, Logan traps Natalya in the corner before kicking away at her. Natalya fights back and she tags Rousey into the match, Rousey quickly cleans house against all of the opposition. Tamina hits the ring and she accidentally runs into Logan, Jax charges at Natalya and is sent out of the ring. Riott distracts Rousey so Morgan can attack her from behind, Rousey fights back to lock Morgan and Logan into a double arm bar to force a double tap out.
Winners: Ronda Rousey & Natalya
After the match, Ronda Rousey grabs the microphone to say its an honor to compete in front of the troops and she calls the troops the true champions.
- A video package airs showing Jon Stewart meeting with the troops at Fort Hood.
- Morgan Wallen performs a song for the troops.
- Elias makes his way to the ring and he plays the guitar for the troops, Elias wants to know "who wants to walk with Elias?"
Elias & Finn Balor vs. Bobby Lashley & Drew McIntyre w/Lio Rush
The match begins with Lashley knocking Balor off the ring apron before attacking Elias, McIntyre tags in and he kicks away at a cornered Elias. Lashley tags back in and he nails Elias with more strikes, Elias fights back and he tags Balor into the match. Balor goes after McIntyre before knocking Lashley off the ring apron, McIntyre attacks Balor from behind as we go to a commercial break. We return from the break to see McIntyre nailing Balor with a suplex for a near fall, McIntyre holds Balor down while stomping away on him. Lashley tags in and he attacks Balor with some more strikes, Lashley applies a chin lock to a downed Balor. Balor fights back and Lashley corners him before missing a charge in the corner, Balor goes for a tag and McIntyre trips up Elias.
McIntyre tags in and he nails Balor with a tilt-a-whirl back breaker for a near fall, Balor fights back and he drops McIntyre with a tornado DDT. Elias and Lashley get tagged in by their respective partners, Elias quickly cleans house against the opposing team. Elias then drills Lashley with a knee strike before going to the top rope, McIntyre distracts the referee so Rush can go after Elias. Elias chases Rush around the ring and into it before getting dropped by Lashley, Balor knocks McIntyre to the arena floor before landing a suicide dive. Rush tries interfering again until Balor takes care of him, Balor kicks Lashley in the face and Elias rolls him up for a three count.
Winners: Elias & Finn Balor
- Sasha Banks, Bobby Lashley & Bayley give a thank you to the troops.
- The Miz is in the ring for Miz TV, Miz starts off the festivities by telling the troops that they are awesome. Miz then brings out Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair as his guests, Lynch says that Miz could get hurt if this whole situation blows up. Miz brings up the friendship and then hatred between Charlotte and Lynch, Miz claims that he overshadowed Lynch on The Marine 6. Lynch calls Charlotte and Miz are out here acting like Ken and Barbie, Mandy Rose and Sona Deville come to the ring to interrupt the proceedings. Rose says that everybody is tired of the Smackdown Women’s Division revolving around Charlotte and Lynch, Deville says she hits harder than Nia Jax. Rose then challenges Charlotte and Lynch to a tag team match.
Charlotte Flair & Becky Lynch vs. Mandy Rose & Sonya Deville
The match begins with Deville scoring a takedown on Flair, Flair eats an elbow strike from Deville before clearing the ring. Flair then leaps off the ring apron onto both of her opponents, Flair gets Deville into the ring before landing a few strikes. Rose tags in and she nails Flair with a knee strike to the face, Rose traps Flair in the corner while stomping away on her. Deville tags back in and she double teams Flair alongside Rose, Deville keeps Flair down while holding her in the body scissors. Flair gets free and Deville still nails her with a few strikes, Flair fights back and Deville drops her with a kick to the back. Rose tags in and she double teams Flair alongside Deville, Flair fights backa dn Rose sends her face first into the middle turnbuckle for a near fall.
Rose drags Flair to the ropes before choking her on the middle rope, Deville tags in and she jumps a distracted Flair from behind. Lynch tags in as the referee was distracted and that allows Flair to be double teamed, Flair fights back again and she hits Deville with an exploder suplex. Lynch tags in as Flair drops Deville with an STO, Lynch immediately locks Deville in the Disarmer and a tap out follows.
Winners: Charlotte Flair & Becky Lynch
- A video package airs featuring The New Day eating breakfast with the troops.
- Jon Stewart makes his way to the ring, Stewart gets the microphone and he performs a comedy routine for the troops.
- A video package airs highlighting the WWE’s work with the troops over the years.
- Morgan Wallen performs again.
Dean Ambrose & Daniel Bryan vs. AJ Styles & Seth Rollins
The match begins with Ambrose and Bryan attacking their opponents from behind, a huge brawl breaks out between both teams. Ambrose and Styles eventually clear the ring, Styles goes to the ring apron to hit Bryan with a sliding knee strike. Rollins then takes Ambrose out with a dive that sends both crashing to the arena floor, Rollins gets Ambrose back in the ring to land a few strikes. Rollins follows that up by dropping Ambrose with a sling blade, Rollins goes for the curb stomp and Bryan trips him up. Ambrose jumps a distracted Rollins as we go to a commercial break, we return from the break to see Ambrose wrenching away on the arm of Rollins. Rollins gets free and Ambrose drills him with a clothesline for a near fall, Ambrose places Rollins on the top rope and he follows him up there.
Rollins gets off the ropes before hitting Ambrose with a buckle bomb, Bryan and Styles get tagged in by their respective partners. Styles quickly cleans house against the opposing team, Styles then hits a downed Bryan with a flying forearm strike. Styles then hits Bryan with a modified neck breaker for a near fall, Styles sets up for a Styles Clash and Bryan escapes to land an enzaguri. Bryan misses a charge in the corner and Styles gets him in the Calf Crusher, Ambrose attacks Styles to break to hold and Rollins hits him with a springboard clothesline. Rollins then causes Bryan to accidentally hit Ambrose with a running drop kick, Ambrose is knocked out of the ring before Rollins hits him with a suicide dive. Styles then hits Bryan with a Phenomenal Forearm for a three count.
Winners: AJ Styles & Seth Rollins
After the match, AJ Styles & Seth Rollins say some parting words to the troops. The rest of the WWE superstars make their way out from backstage to meet with the troops.