— Seldom seen Raw Superstar D-Lo Brown has a new blog talking about what he’s been up to lately. He watched last night’s Tribute to the Troops show and very much enjoyed it. “I hope you had a chance to catch Tribute to the Troops last night. AWESOME show!! It’s great to be part of a company that cares so much about the men and women in our armed forces,” Brown wrote. “And by “OUR” I mean those serving from each country. Whatever It Takes. God bless you and thank you!” You can read his blog at the following link. He is also today’s “Superstar of the Day” on WWE.com, although they didn’t put up his picture in a split-screen graphic on the front page of the site alongside the “Daily Diva” like they usually do.

For the record, Brown has not been used by WWE since the conclusion of the European tour over a month ago on November 15. His last television appearance took place on the November 10th edition of Raw in quick 51 second loss to Mike Knox. Before that, his last appearance on Raw took place on September 1st in a loss to Santino Marella in one minute and 15 seconds, so as you can see, he hasn’t been used much by the company in recent months.

— HipHopDX.com has a brief interview with SmackDown Superstar R-Truth talking about WWE’s sixth annual Tribute To The Troops special. He talked about the significance and tradition of the event. “It’s something that if you’ve never experienced, it is something that needs to be experienced,” R-Truth said. “It’s awesome, it’s compelling – something that you could hardly explain. The troops are there, and they are so pumped up, so day to day visiting the hospital, going from the different camps, seeing the smiles and excitement and interviews, and they were very excited to see us come there. It’s just a love that was given both ways, from us to them and also from them back to us.” {WWE’s R-Truth Tells DX About Tribute To The Troops}

— Here is the music listing to the video packages that aired on last night’s annual Tribute to the Troops show on NBC:

Video Package 1: Nickelback – “Gotta Be Somebody”
Video Package 2: Shinedown – “Second Chance”
Video Package 3: Staind – “Believe”
Video Package 4: Needtobreathe – “Shine On”

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