WWE fans are eagerly awaiting the upcoming draft, which will take place next week. In anticipation of the event, the company released a graphic on Friday Night SmackDown that included almost 100 current superstars from the main roster who are eligible to be drafted. The list includes several stars who are currently absent from TV, such as Charlotte Flair and Drew McIntyre. However, the company has omitted 11 superstars from the lineup, including Alexa Bliss, Aliyah, Bray Wyatt, Carmella, Logan Paul, Big E, Robert Roode, Randy Orton, R-Truth, Tommaso Ciampa, and Uncle Howdy.
It is surprising to see some of these names missing from the list. While several of these stars are currently out injured, Ronda Rousey is also sidelined, but she is included in the list. Alexa Bliss hasn’t been seen for several months following her loss at Royal Rumble 2023. However, she is expected to make her return to the company imminently. The same can be said for Bray Wyatt, who was in Los Angeles for WrestleMania 39 but didn’t take part in the show.
Many current WWE Superstars are set to be sidelined for several more months. Several stars are expected to be omitted from the Draft, including Roode and Big E, as they are set to remain on the sidelines for a few more months due to injuries. R-Truth appears to be ready to return sometime in the near future, while Randy Orton could be out for the rest of the year, considering the nature of his injury. Uncle Howdy is expected to be drafted alongside Bray Wyatt whenever the duo returns. But Logan Paul’s recent contract signing should have been enough for him to be added to the drafting pot.
One surprisingly omitted name was Gable Steveson, who was a huge draft pick for RAW in 2021. However, he has sporadically appeared on WWE TV since and hasn’t wrestled a match for the company in the two years he has been signed to the promotion.
The WWE Draft is always an exciting time for fans, as they speculate on which superstars will be switching brands. With so many big names included in the draft pool, it will be interesting to see which brand comes out on top. Will titles change brands? Will teams be split up? These are just some of the questions that fans will be asking as they tune in to watch the draft unfold.
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