The landscape of the global juggernaut, WWE is set to be altered with the WWE Draft 2024 with their rules released and the first night set to begin on tonight’s edition of SmackDown and culminating on RAW next week.

The WWE Draft pools have been revealed, showcasing some notable inclusions and exclusions as revealed by Fightful Select.

WWE Superstars Exclusions:

  • Omos & MVP: Despite Omos making sporadic appearances, both men have been primarily absent from recent events.
  • Rhea Ripley: Currently sidelined with a shoulder injury suffered at the hands of Liv Morgan, Ripley is expected to return to Raw in the future.
  • Dexter Lumis: The mysterious star was last seen in action in May, and hasn’t been part of creative plans or live events.
  • Gable Steveson: Drafted previously but never utilized, there’s no indication of creative direction for Steveson.
  • Nikki Cross: Inactive for several months, Cross hasn’t featured prominently on any WWE television programming.
  • Tamina: Though under a WWE contract, Tamina hasn’t wrestled in over a year and has been absent from recent shows.
  • Erik & Valhalla: Erik’s injury has kept him out, while Valhalla has made sporadic appearances alongside Ivar.
  • Brock Lesnar: A free agent last year, Lesnar’s status remains uncertain after allegedly being involved in the Vince McMahon sex trafficking lawsuit.
  • Sonya Deville: Sidelined with a knee injury, Deville was previously on RAW.
  • Ridge Holland: The former Brawling Brute is expected to continue in WWE NXT after previous Drafts.
  • Charlotte Flair & Shotzi: Both have been absent from the pools due to expected returns later in the year.
  • Jimmy Uso: Out due to a legitimate injury following a recent storyline and match with his brother Jey Uso.
  • Carmella & Alexa Bliss: On maternity leave and were also not part of the 2023 draft.

WWE Superstars Inclusions:

  • Braun Strowman: Despite being sidelined with an injury, The Monster Among Monsters is included in the Draft pool.
  • Giovanni Vinci: Recently outcasted out of The Imperium, Vinci’s solo inclusion is notable.
  • Odyssey Jones: Despite not featuring on main roster TV, Jones is included after last year’s Draft.
  • Seth Rollins: Expected to miss time due to knee surgery but still part of the draft pool.
  • Logan Paul & Cody Rhodes: Not included in the pool but their brand switches are noted.

The WWE Universe is enthralled with the makeshift change ready to be released upon WWE as the WWE Draft commences on SmackDown tonight to begin the alterations in the RAW and SmackDown rosters.

What are your thoughts on the inclusions and exclusions from the WWE Draft pool released? Sound off in the comments!

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