-- As part of a promotion SyFy is doing with several of their series, WWE will be doing a Christmas-themed episode of SmackDown!.

-- World Wrestling Entertainment confirmed this afternoon that the organization has come to terms on the release of Shad Gaspard and Luke Gallows. The organization also announced that Vance Archer, Caylen Croft, Tiffany and Jillian Hall have been released from their contracts.

The following statement was issued:

WWE Superstars released
Written: November 19, 2010

World Wrestling Entertainment has come to terms on the release of WWE Superstars Shad Gaspard, Luke Gallows, Vance Archer and Caylen Croft and WWE Divas Tiffany and Jillian Hall as of November 19, 2010. WWE wishes them the best in all future endeavors.

-- We also noted earlier that WWE creative team member Christopher DeJoseph has parted ways with World Wrestling Entertainment. It was speculated over the weekend that he would be parting ways with the organization and the move became official on Wednesday. He worked closely with Michael Hayes on the SmackDown creative team and infrequently appeared on television as "Big Dick Johnson." It is unknown at this time as to why DeJoseph left the company and who will be promoted to take his place. One wrestler who attempted to reach out to DeJoseph yesterday received his voice mail and was then told by others within creative to deal with them instead.