As the 2023 WWE Draft progresses, allocating WWE stars to new homes on "WWE Raw" and "WWE Smackdown," there have been some notable omissions from the qualified talent pool. Among the missing names is the enigmatic Bray Wyatt.
Fightful Select reports that Wyatt was still recuperating from an illness during Wrestlemania 39 weekend. Consequently, he has not been incorporated into any current creative plans, including the draft. Wyatt's return to WWE TV remains uncertain, but he has reportedly expressed enthusiasm for rejoining the action when he is ready.
Since his return to WWE last fall, the Firefly Funhouse creator has participated in just one televised match. Before the highly anticipated Madison Square Garden event, he unexpectedly withdrew from the road to Wrestlemania due to an undisclosed issue.
This left "All Mighty" Bobby Lashley without an opponent on the "Grandest Stage of Them All" and Alexa Bliss in a precarious position, as both wrestlers were involved in storylines heavily dependent on Wyatt's participation.
Wyatt's absence has been attributed to a "physical issue," followed by an unspecified ailment. Both WWE and the former WWE Champion have remained tight-lipped about his current condition and potential return date. In the meantime, Wyatt is one of many wrestlers excluded from the draft.
Bobby Roode and Tommaso Ciampa have also been left out of the talent pool due to injuries.
Bray Wyatt's Future Amid Draft Uncertainty
The 2023 WWE Draft has been exciting for fans and wrestlers, with numerous high-profile moves and shake-ups.
However, the absence of superstars like Bray Wyatt has left many speculating about their futures in the company. With Wyatt expressing eagerness to return to action, fans can only hope his hiatus is temporary, and he will soon grace the WWE ring again.
As for the other wrestlers, injuries have always been an unfortunate part of the business. The exclusion of Bobby Roode and Tommaso Ciampa from the draft pool demonstrates the physical toll that professional wrestling can take on its athletes.
As these superstars continue their recovery, fans eagerly await their return, hoping they can make an impact in WWE once they are cleared for action. With the draft ongoing, the landscape of WWE is changing, and the future is filled with anticipation and unpredictability.