WWE is holding another Draft, and the pro wrestling world can’t wait to see which show will have the best roster when the dust settles. A lot of surprises could be coming, but we also know of a few names who are not around this week.

We previously reported that some NXT names are in town. Some top names from the WWE main roster are not in Texas for the 2023 WWE Draft, and their absence is notable.

PW Insider noted behind their paywall that some notable names are not in town for the 2023 WWE Draft. Randy Orton is not there, and neither is Drew McIntyre. It also appears that Alexa Bliss’ absence from television will continue as well.

We are told there’s no sign of Drew McIntyre backstage thus far at Smackdown, although he was listed as one of the names available to be Drafted tonight. McIntyre hasn’t been at TV since WrestleMania 39.


Since we keep getting asked, we have not heard anything regarding Bray Wyatt, Randy Orton or Alexa Bliss as of this writing. They are not listed as eligible for the Draft by WWE.

It was also noted that there is no update on Charlotte Flair either. The report stated that “one WWE source told us they had heard she and Andrade were in the Caribbean recently.”

We will have complete coverage of the 2023 WWE Draft here at Ringside News. Only time will tell whose name will get called. If previous drafts are any indication of things, just because a Superstar isn’t there doesn’t mean their names can’t get called at draft time.

What’s your take on this week’s WWE Draft? Are you pumped about SmackDown tonight? Sound off in the comments!

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