Smackdown, Wrestlemania, Rock, Ryder, TNA Feb 17 - 11:43 pm EST

Daily Rapp Up by Bryan Rapp

Quick Smackdown Results: Big Show/Great Khali over Cody Rhodes/Wade Barrett, Hunico over Ted DiBiase Jr., Primo/Epico over the Usos, Daniel Bryan over Sheamus via DQ, Jinder Mahal over Ezekiel Jackson, Tamina/Alicia Fox over Natalya/Beth Phoenix, and Santino Marella won the Elimination Chamber Wild Card Battle Royal.

WWE will hold their annual shareholders meeting on April 27. WWE posted the latest Backstage Fallout from Smackdown. WWE will release the Royal Rumble next week on DVD and Blu-Ray. Brodus Clay denied reports that he's been pulled from WWE TV.

WWE released a Wrestlemania 29 press conference highlight video. New Jersey's Star-Ledger has an article on what hosting Wrestlemania means to New Jersey and what it took to secure the rights to it. WWE almost held Summerslam at MetLife Stadium before deciding to go bigger by hosting Wrestlemania there. The Asbury Park Press has video of Triple H at yesterday's press conference.

Hot 97's Peter Rosenberg interviewed John Cena about Wrestlemania, Jeremy Lin, baseball and more. Peter Rosenberg interviewed the Rock about Wrestlemania and Miami hip hop. Peter Rosenberg interviewed Triple H about Wrestlemania and working with the Undertaker again. Peter Rosenberg interviewed Sheamus about Wrestlemania, his nickname, his current run and more.

Zack Ryder posted the one year anniversary episode of his YouTube series. The Rock exchanged a few messages with Zack Ryder on Twitter while also taking shots at John Cena. The Rock revealed Fast Six will be filmed in the UK and Germany in May while Fast 7's filming has been delayed a bit. The Miami Herald has an article on The Rock's NASCAR documentary Racing Dreams debuting on PBS next week.

Shawn Michaels is running a Wrestlemania weekend raffle to benefit Operation Homefront San Antonio, the Children's Hunger Fund and Ronald McDonald House. Asheville, NC's 99.9 KISS Country interviewed Edge about life in Asheville and an appearance tonight to benefit charity. Jim Ross' latest BBQ blog entry discusses Wrestlemania 29, NBA color commentary, Twitter and more. Steve Austin's latest blog entry discusses important advice he received early in his career from Dutch Mantel.

Last night's Impact scored a 1.1 rating. TNA posted their post-Impact show with Eric Young and Brooke Tessmacher. TNA was in Huntington, WV today, and tomorrow they're in Beckley, WV. There are TNA notes on Mickie James' next album, Hernandez, Jesse Sorensen and more.

Chavo Guerrero, Billy Gunn and several TNA Knockouts will appear in the film Double Fury due for release next year. There's a trailer for Ken Anderson's new film Dogs Lie scheduled for DVD release on April 26. Lou D'Angeli's latest blog entry discusses his script for wrestling themed drama Saint.

Dragon Gate USA will be bringing back Stable Shootout for Wrestlemania weekend. Larry Zbyszko will make an appearance at NWA Ring Warriors' Battle of the Belts show on March 29 in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Todd Grisham hosted Friday Night Fights on ESPN2 tonight.

That's it for today. Thanks for reading.

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