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WWE Missing in Action: Week of October 25, 2017

With three superstars out due to illness, resulting in a complete re-write of two major matches at TLC, these are the superstars who were not used on TV 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. With three superstars out due to illness, WWE used the majority of the available roster on Raw for a SmackDown Live invasion while it was just back to basics for the blue brand.

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; viral infection.

Braun Strowman: Last seen at Tables, Ladders & Chairs.

Bray Wyatt: Last seen on the October 9th episode of Raw; viral infection.

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.

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.

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.

Roman Reigns: Last seen on the October 16th episode of Raw; viral infection.

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. He is currently out due to injury.

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

205 Live

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

Neville: Last seen on the October 2nd episode of Raw. Many rumours 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.

Nikki Bella: Last seen at WrestleMania 33.

Primo: Last seen at Money in the Bank.

Returning this week

Monday Night Raw
Brock Lesnar
Curt Hawkins
Dana Brooke
Dash Wilder
Goldust
Matt Hardy

205 Live
Gran Metalik

SmackDown Live
Mojo Rawley
Tye Dillinger
Zack Ryder

Absence by Streak

69 weeks: Paige
66 weeks: Summer Rae
40 weeks: Darren Young
29 weeks: Primo
16 weeks: Epico
13 weeks: Chris Jericho
10 weeks: Dash Wilder, Scott Dawson
9 weeks: Big Cass, Samoa Joe
8 weeks: Maria Kanellis
7 weeks: The Big Show, Heath Slater
6 weeks: Maryse
4 weeks: Jeff Hardy, John Cena
3 weeks: Lince Dorado, Neville, Nia Jax, Mike Kanellis, Bo Dallas
2 weeks: TJP, Bray Wyatt
1 week: Roman Reigns, Braun Strowman

This week’s most notable absence: Roman Reigns

This week’s most notable absence is Roman Reigns. While Reigns was originally booked to team up with his Shield cohorts Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins to take on The Miz, The Bar, Kane and Braun Strowman at TLC, he was removed after the revelation that Roman Reigns, along with Bo Dallas and Bray Wyatt were suffering from a viral infection. The match was changed with Kurt Angle replacing Roman, and SmackDown Live superstar AJ Styles replacing Bray Wyatt against Finn Balor.

There has been no word on how long Bray, Bo, and Roman will be out of action for, but it led to a major rewrite of Raw this past Monday. Hopefully, Bo, Bray, and Roman aren’t out for long and suffer no long-lasting effects from the illness.

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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 25, 2017

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