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Daily Rapp Up by Bryan Rapp

There are Smackdown spoilers from last night's taping in Tulsa, OK. The RAW crew is in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates for the next few days. Alberto Del Rio is advertised for Smackdown house shows this weekend in California. Vickie Guerrero is scheduled for WWE's post-Wrestlemania tour of Europe.

WWE and BALTIJOS TV announced a new distribution deal for RAW in Lithuania. Former FCW announcer Matt Martallaro is now working with WWE's Creative Team. Former WWE developmental talent Peter Orlov commented on his WWE release and how John Laurinaitis confused him briefly.

The latest episode of WWE Inbox features several wrestlers answering fan questions. PWInsider has WWE's preliminary plans for Hall of Fame inductions this year. Canada's The Score has an article on Daniel Bryan's vegan diet and how he may get his needed protein.

Shawn Michaels is making an appearance in Salt Lake City, UT on Saturday at the Western Hunting & Conservation Expo. Rey Mysterio Jr. is scheduled to appear at two World of Wheels shows this weekend in Indianapolis, IN and Kansas City, MO. Beth Phoenix will appear at the Motor Trend International Auto Show this Saturday in Baltimore, MD. An advertised Edge autograph session at Omega Sports in Queensbury, NY on April 21 won't be happening after the owner of the store was fooled by someone claiming to represent him.

The Rock is scheduled for RAW the night after Wrestlemania. WWE's upcoming The Rock: The Epic Journey of Dwayne Johnson DVD and Blu-Ray collection is scheduled for release on February 21. The Toronto Sun spoke to the Rock about his pec pop, playing the ukulele, visiting Hawaii and more. Moviefone interviewed the Rock about Journey 2, Wrestlemania, a future in politics and more.

A new poll shows Democratic US Representative Chris Murphy in the lead in Connecticut's Senate race, ahead of Linda McMahon by 9 percentage points. The Hartford Courant noted some of the bigger name donors to Linda McMahon's campaign including Donald Trump, her family and WWE employees.

Wrestling Voice Radio interviewed Jake Roberts about potentially joining the WWE Hall of Fame, Austin 3:16, scripting promos and more. Batista posted a short video from Montreal, QC showing his new look. Deadspin has an article on the violent matches between Bruiser Brody and Abdullah the Butcher. Little Guido and Tony Mamaluke have been added to the Extreme Reunion event on April 28.

New Japan Pro Wrestling announced the lineup for their February 12 PPV including several American wrestlers. Dragon Gate USA is working to finalize details on their March 30 show in Orlando, FL with CZW talents to be featured. Ivan Koloff's been added to the NWA Ring Warriors Battle of the Belts event on March 29 in Fort Lauderdale, FL. There are notes on WrestleReunion's Wrestlemania weekend event in Miami, FL.

Independent wrestler Joey Ryan is in the running to host the 2012 MLB Fan Cave. Shannon Moore is taking independent bookings. Sinclair Broadcast Group released their fourth quarter earnings showing a decline of income to $22.7 million, down from $33.1 million a year ago. Sinclair Broadcast Group is considering acquiring additional local TV stations.

That's it for today. Thanks for reading.

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