WWE has officially released a list of 96 Superstars eligible for the upcoming 2023 WWE Draft. The event will kick off on the next Friday’s live SmackDown from the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, TX and will then wrap up on the May 1 RAW from the Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, TX.
The list includes several injured Superstars who are eligible for Draft picks, such as AJ Styles and Kofi Kingston. However, several injured Superstars are currently listed on the official RAW and SmackDown rosters but not on the list of 96.
The names from the official RAW roster include Alexa Bliss, Carmella, Dabba-Kato, R-Truth, Randy Orton, Robert Roode, and Tommaso Ciampa. The names from the official SmackDown roster are Aliyah, Big E, Bray Wyatt, Drew Gulak, Jinder Mahal, Naomi, and Shanky.
It is worth noting that Superstars such as Kato and Mahal have been working WWE NXT but are still listed on the official main roster line-ups, unlike Apollo Crews and others who were officially moved to the NXT roster.
Superstars who are listed on the official current WWE roster but were left off the list of 96 are Brock Lesnar, Gable Steveson, John Cena, Logan Paul, and Shane McMahon. While Lesnar has been a RAW Superstar for his recent programs, he was never officially added to the red brand roster.
Undisputed WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns is not being advertised to appear on either Draft show, but Brock Lesnar is advertised by WWE to appear at the Draft RAW, which is also the red brand go-home show for WWE Backlash. Both Reigns and Lesnar are eligible to be drafted.
WWE has not yet confirmed if there will be NXT call-ups in the WWE Draft this year, but it was implied on this week’s NXT show.
Below is the full list of 96 eligible Superstars from the WWE Draft graphic that was shown during a recent SmackDown:
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