Anyway, given that I've seen this story talked about elsewhere (with dubious sources), I'll just point to the Holly/Gunn match in question being left off Smackdown as saying all that needs to be said. If there was politicing involved getting them a Smackdown match as opposed to RVD in Vince's absence, Vince flexed his muscle when preparing the show for TV and had them left off anyway. Kudos to Vince?
EDIT: DAMN I DIDN'T KNOW IT WAS ALREADY IN ANOTHER THREAD. SORRY!! From WWE.com: WWE releases some Superstars today The WWE released Johnny Stamboli, Rodney Mack, Jazz, Gail Kim, Chuck Palumbo and Nidia from their contracts today.