Take a step back. We are coming up on the WWE Draft and that means there are going to be some big changes taking place in the company. The Monday Night Raw and SmackDown rosters are going to be shaken up over the course of two nights, meaning we could be in for quite the different looking roster in the near future. However, some names are not going to be moving anywhere.
With so many people on the WWE roster, you might forget a few of them are around. Maybe they’re gone due to injury or just that they haven’t been on television in a long time, but for one reason or another, they just aren’t getting as much time. Some of these people are big names, and some of them are not going anywhere whatsoever over the next few nights.
According to 411mania.com, there are at least eighteen names who are currently part of the WWE roster that are not listed in the pools of superstars available to be drafted. Some of these names are out of action due to injury, while others have simply not been used on WWE TV in a long time. There is no word on what will happen to them, though all undrafted wrestlers are eligible to become free agents. The following names are not available to be selected:
Becky Lynch, John Cena, Goldberg, Edge, The Big Show, Samoa Joe, Jinder Mahal, Sonya Deville, The Forgotten Sons, The Singh Brothers, Bo Dallas, Jimmy Uso, Ivar, Mojo Rawley, Lars Sullivan, Kane
Those are some big names missing. Check out who you won’t be seeing:
Opinion: I’m not surprised at some of these names and it does help make the event feel so much more like a traditional sports draft. It makes sense that the shows would not be interested in using a draft pick on someone who is not going to be active on the show for one reason or another. Now just go with some logical picks that make things more interesting and everything will be fine.
What do you want to see from the Draft? Who will go where? Let us know in the comments below.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books. Get the latest and greatest in professional wrestling news by signing up for our daily email newsletter. Just look below for “GET EXCLUSIVE UPDATES” to sign up. Thank you for reading!