Update on Austin/NBC Show, Tribute to the Troops Details

Nick Paglino

We reported earlier that it appeared as if Stone Cold Steve Austin will be appearing on NBC in the near future. According to IGN.com, he will in fact guest star on episode 5 of the upcoming season of Chuck. Accoring to IGN.com, "Austin will be playing a character named Hugo Panzer who is a master in close-quarters combat. We’re not sure if he’ll be a good guy or a bad guy, or a good guy that’s revealed to be a bad guy, but we do know that he’ll pop up in episode 5 of the new season."

The following press release has been issued by NBC:

"WWE TRIBUTE TO THE TROOPS" HONORS AMERICAN SERVICE MEN AND WOMEN FOR THE SECOND ANNUAL HOLIDAY SEASON

NEW YORK – November 24, 2009 – World Wrestling Entertainment and NBC will, once again, honor the members of the United States Armed Forces during its second annual holiday special, "WWE Tribute to the Troops." The hour-long special will air Saturday, December 19 (9pm/8c) on NBC.

Following an entertainment tradition established by Bob Hope, WWE Superstars and Divas will head to Iraq this holiday season to put a smile on the faces of the troops serving in the U.S. military and to give thanks for their commitment to our country. This trip marks the seventh consecutive year that WWE will make its annual pilgrimage to the front lines.

"WWE Tribute to the Troops" is a heart-warming special that chronicles the WWE Superstars and Divas’ visit and time spent with American service men and women at forward operating bases. The program culminates with a live performance by the WWE Superstars and Divas in a ring, brought specially from the United States to Iraq, in front of thousands of military personnel.

World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc., a publicly traded company (NYSE: WWE), is an integrated media organization and recognized leader in global entertainment. The company consists of a portfolio of businesses that create and deliver original content 52 weeks a year to a global audience. WWE is committed to family-friendly, PG content across all of its platforms including television programming, pay-per-view, digital media and publishing. WWE programming is broadcast in more than 145 countries and 30 languages and reaches more than 500 million homes worldwide. The company is headquartered in Stamford, Conn., with offices in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, London, Shanghai, Sydney, Tokyo and Toronto. Additional information on World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: WWE) can be found at wwe.com and corporate.wwe.com. For information on our global activities, go to http://www.wwe.com/worldwide/.

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