There are some interesting omissions from the official graphics for the upcoming 2023 WWE Draft on April 28 and May 1.
WWE has shown a graphic with what looked like the entire current WWE main roster on TV recently to promote the draft, but it’s not actually the entire roster as there are several people missing.
One of those is Alexa Bliss, who has been off WWE TV since Royal Rumble in January. She recently underwent skin cancer treatment and also appeared on Masked Singer.
Carmella is also absent from the graphic. She’s been off TV for unknown reasons since a couple of weeks before WrestleMania, but was in LA for the festivities, including hosting the stage reveal with her real-life husband Corey Graves.
Another member of the women’s division left off the graphic is Aliyah. She suffered an injury in September but recently said she’d been cleared since October and just hasn’t been used.
Shifting over to the men’s side of things, one notable face absent from the graphic is Bray Wyatt, who has been absent due to illness since a few weeks before WrestleMania which caused his Mania match with Bobby Lashley to be cancelled.
Wyatt’s associate (and real life brother Bo Dallas) Uncle Howdy also isn’t on the graphic.
Randy Orton, who’s been out of action for almost a year now due to injury issues that have amalgamated over time, isn’t on the graphic either.
Other names who have been out with lengthy injuries, namely Big E, Robert Roode, Tommaso Ciampa and R-Truth, have also been left out.
Interestingly, AJ Styles, who’s been out with a broken ankle since December, actually is on the graphic.
Shanky, who’s been absent since July 2022 and had his tag team partner Jinder Mahal moved to NXT, is absent as well.
On the flip side, one notable inclusion on the graphic you may not have expected just because she’s not really a regular on TV anymore, is Maryse.
It remains to be seen what any of this actually means in terms of people’s eligibility for the draft, but we’ll keep you updated with any future announcements.
Obviously it would be easy to assume people who aren’t on the graphic won’t be included in the draft, but it’s not like that’s nailed on to be the case.
— jay (@TOXlCATTRACTlON) April 20, 2023
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