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WWE Missing in Action: Week of October 18, 2017

With some rumours of stars walking out, these are the superstars that WWE have neglected to use this week.


It’s that time again when we take a look at which members of the WWE roster weren’t featured on TV this week. Like last week, several superstars finally appeared back on TV after not appearing for a while. Kane and Sin Cara made their return to Raw and SmackDown Live respectively this week, but there are still many stars not being included in the weekly programming. 

Monday Night Raw

Big Cass: Last seen on the August 21st episode of Raw. He is suffering from a knee injury. 

The Big Show: Last seen on the September 4th episode of Raw. 

Bo Dallas: Last seen on the October 2nd episode of Raw. Some reports have indicated that Bo, Bray and JoJo (the ring announcer) have all missed Raw due to viral meningitis. 

Bray Wyatt: Last seen on the October 9th episode of Raw

Brock Lesnar: Last seen at No Mercy. He is on a part-time contract but is due to return to Raw this upcoming Monday to respond to the challenge from Jinder Mahal.

Curt Hawkins: Last seen on the September 25th episode of Raw.

Darren Young: Last seen on the January 16th Main Event taping. He has been cleared to compete but there is no plan for him to return to TV right now.

Dash Wilder: Last seen on the August 14th episode of Raw.

Goldust: Last seen on the September 25th episode of Raw.

Heath Slater: Last seen on the September 4th episode of Raw.

Jeff Hardy: Last seen on the September 25th episode of Raw. He is currently out due to a shoulder injury.

John Cena: Last seen at No Mercy. He is on a part-time contract.

Maryse: Last seen on the September 11th episode of Raw. Inactive as she is pregnant.

Matt Hardy: Last seen on the October 9th episode of Raw.

Nia Jax: Last seen on the October 2nd episode of Raw. She has been granted a leave of absence by WWE.

Paige: Last seen on the June 24th, 2016 episode of Raw.

Rhyno: Last seen on the September 4th episode of Raw.

Samoa Joe: Last seen on the August 21st episode of Raw. He is currently out of action due to a knee injury.

Scott Dawson: Last seen on the August 14th episode of Raw.

Summer Rae: Last seen on the July 18th, 2016 episode of WWE Superstars.

205 Live

Gran Metalik: Last seen on the September 18th episode of Raw. 

Lince Dorado: Last seen on the October 2nd episode of Raw. 

Neville: Last seen on the October 2nd episode of Raw. Many rumors are saying he has quit WWE and walked out of an episode of Raw, but his status has not yet been confirmed. 

TJP: Last seen on the October 10th episode of 205 Live. 

SmackDown Live

Chris Jericho: Last seen on the July 25th episode of SmackDown Live. On tour with Fozzy. 

Epico: Last seen on the July 4th episode of SmackDown Live. 

Maria Kanellis: Last seen on the August 29th episode of SmackDown Live. Inactive as she is pregnant. 

Mike Kanellis: Last seen on the October 3rd episode of SmackDown Live. 

Mojo Rawley: Last seen on the October 10th episode of SmackDown Live. 

Nikki Bella: Last seen at WrestleMania 33.

Primo: Last seen at Money in the Bank.

Shane McMahon: Last seen at Hell in a Cell.

Tye Dillinger: Last seen at Hell in a Cell.

Zack Ryder: Last seen on the October 10th episode of SmackDown Live

Returning this week

Monday Night Raw

Kane

SmackDown Live

Jinder Mahal

Sin Cara

Sunil Singh

Samir Singh

Absence by Streak

68 weeks: Paige
65 weeks: Summer Rae
39 weeks: Darren Young
28 weeks: Primo
15 weeks: Epico
12 weeks: Chris Jericho
9 weeks: Dash Wilder, Scott Dawson
8 weeks: Big Cass, Samoa Joe
7 weeks: Maria Kanellis
6 weeks: The Big Show, Heath Slater, Rhyno
5 weeks: Maryse
4 weeks: Gran Metalik
3 weeks: Brock Lesnar, Curt Hawkins, Goldust, Jeff Hardy, John Cena
2 weeks: Lince Dorado, Neville, Nia Jax, Mike Kanellis, Bo Dallas
1 week: TJP, Zack Ryder, Mojo Rawley, Bray Wyatt, Matt Hardy

This week’s most notable absence: Nia Jax

With the constant rumors of stars being unhappy backstage and thinking about asking for a release, this week’s most notable absence was Nia Jax.

According to PWInsider (by way of prowrestling.com) Nia Jax was originally slated to face Sasha Banks at TLC this Sunday, but those plans were changed, replacing her with Alicia Fox, when Jax was granted her leave of absence. Having multiple stars not happy with their position in the WWE could result in a mass exodus in the upcoming weeks, which will be problematic for the WWE.

Nia Jax could easily be booked as an unstoppable force but the only way she has been booked so far is as Alexa’s best friend. Having Nia unhappy with her position in WWE could cause her to follow Neville out the door. The way the WWE is going now, they had better hope none of their top stars, like a Seth Rollins or a Baron Corbin, walk out the door. However, unlike Neville who is currently expected to negotiate his release, SI.com reports that Jax intends to return, and has leverage due to her being the cousin of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, but the timing of that potential return is still unknown. 

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Craig Simons

Wrestling is my life. It's the only thing I am 100% passionate about. I started watching it when I was about six years old. The first event I saw was a VHS tape of SummerSlam 1991. My favorite wrestlers of all time are The Undertaker, Kane, Shawn Michaels, Chris Jericho and Edge. My favorite wrestlers right now are Baron Corbin, The Miz, Rhea Ripley, Becky Lynch, Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens. I am so passionate about WWE that I can predict at least 95% of all the results. Follow me on Twitter @StraightFire96.

WWE Missing in Action: Week of October 18, 2017

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