11/16 Wrestlezone Recap: WWE Releases World Champion, Grumpy Cat Coming to RAW, Ratings in England, Alberto del Rio Settlement Info, Jim Ross Returns to PPV & More of This Week’s Major Wrestling News Stories

WWE Wrestling News

WWE released the Great Khali and Brad Maddox this past week. Khali is a former World Heavyweight Champion and had been with the company since ’06, and Maddox was briefly the general manager of Monday Night RAW. One source noted that more firings are likely on the way. 

The Great KhaliWWE is working on another Scooby-Doo movie. So, just in case the first one wasn’t enough excitement for you… 

Finn Balor made his in-ring debut with NXT this week, in a tag team with Hideo Itami. 

Return update on Roman Reigns. 

-GRUMPY CAT IS COMING TO RAW! I swear to Punk if this is the highest rated show in 2014, I’m giving up as a human being… 

Chris Jericho made his return to WWE Smackdown this week, and was a part of the WWE European tour. 

-RAW was in England last year for a pre-recorded show – something that normally does TERRIBLE numbers in the U.S. – but the ratings and viewership were surprisingly consistent with the recent live shows. Why were Dean Ambrose, Bray Wyatt, the Usos and more not on the show this week? 

-WWE made an announcement on the major success of WrestleMania XXX and the economic impact the event had on the New Orleans area.