– As reported on Monday, WWE World Heavyweight Champion John Cena and Kelly Kelly appeared on MSNBC to talk about WWE’s Tribute to the Troops tour. In case you missed it, you can see video of their appearance at the following link. Cena said the troops wish they could be home with their families, so they try to do the next best thing by bringing “a slice of America” to them. Kelly said she doesn’t get nervous when she’s overseas because she’s excited to meet the troops. Cena added he’s proud to be standing next to the men and women who defend the United States.
– Joey Styles has a blog on the WWE Universe talking about two unwritten rules regarding the plane ride from the United States to Europe prior to reaching Iraq for the “Tribute to the Troops” tour. According to Styles, the first unwritten rule is “what happens on the plane stays on the plane.” Although, Styles broke the first rule by informing readers of the consequences of the second unwritten rule, which is to not sleep on the first leg of the trip to Europe (before they arrived in Iraq, the WWE crew had to stop in Germany). Some of the WWE performers try to hide among the various cargo on the giant C-17 cargo plane the WWE crew takes to Iraq in order to get some sleep, but Styles said ring announcer Lilian Garcia broke the no-sleep rule and was caught in the act. “Lilian was unfortunately and unceremoniously awakened by a bucket of ice water being poured over her head,” Styles wrote. “As JBL said, ‘She looked so hot, we had to cool her off.'” Styles said JBL was not behind the ice bucket wake-up call, and that he will not reveal the actual person behind the “heinous act.” However, Styles said “pirated video footage” may appear on John Morrison and The Miz’s “Dirt Sheet” on WWE.com.