Missing in Action: Notable absentees from last week’s WWE

With Fastlane over and done with, we are now officially on the road to WrestleMania. These are the superstars that WWE have neglected this week.

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Most Notable Absence: WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar

Once again, this week’s most noticeable absence, even though he was promoted to appear, is the WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar. Whether it’s a story or not, it doesn’t look good on the part of WWE if their Universal Champion, Brock Lesnar, fails to show up to appearances he is previously advertised for.

Raw

Alicia Fox: Last seen on the January 22 episode of Raw. She is out of action due to a broken tailbone. 

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

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

Brock Lesnar: Last seen at Royal Rumble. On a part-time contract. 

Curt Hawkins: Last seen on the January 8 episode of Raw. 

Dean Ambrose: Last seen on the December 18 episode of Raw. He is out of action due to a triceps injury.

Jason Jordan: Last seen on the February 5 episode of Raw. He is out of action due to a neck injury. 

Jeff Hardy: Last seen on the January 22 episode of Raw. He is out of action due to a shoulder injury. 

Kane: Last seen on the January 29 episode of Raw. 

R-Truth: Last seen on the August 28 episode of Raw. He is suffering from an undisclosed injury. 

Samoa Joe: Last seen on the January 8 episode of Raw. He is out of action due to a foot injury. 

205 Live

Ariya Daivari: Last seen on the February 20 episode of 205 Live.

The Brian Kendrick: Last seen on the December 25 episode of Raw. He is out of action due to a broken orbital bone. 

Noam Dar: Last seen on the February 27 episode of 205 Live. 

TJP: Last seen on the February 27 episode of 205 Live. 

Tony Nese: Last seen on the February 13 episode of 205 Live. 

SmackDown Live

Baron Corbin: Last seen at Fastlane. 

Becky Lynch: Last seen at Fastlane. 

Chad Gable: Last seen on the February 20 episode of SmackDown LIve. 

Chris Jericho: Last seen on the January 22 episode of Raw. 

Dolph Ziggler: Last seen at Fastlane.

Epico: Last seen on the November 21 episode of SmackDown Live. 

Jey Uso: Last seen at Fastlane. 

Kofi Kingston: Last seen at Fastlane. 

Konnor: Last seen on the February 6 episode of SmackDown Live. 

Liv Morgan: Last seen at Fastlane. 

Mojo Rawley: Last seen at the Royal Rumble Kick-Off. 

Natalya: Last seen at Fastlane. 

Nikki Bella: Last seen at Royal Rumble. 

Primo: Last seen on the November 21 episode of SmackDown Live. 

Ruby Riott: Last seen at Fastlane.

Sarah Logan: Last seen at Fastlane.

Shelton Benjamin: Last seen on the February 20 episode of SmackDown Live. 

Sin Cara: Last seen on the November 21 episode of SmackDown Live. 

Tamina: Last seen at Royal Rumble. 

Viktor: Last seen on the February 6 episode of SmackDown Live. 

Xavier Woods: Last seen at Fastlane. 

Zack Ryder: Last seen on the January 30 episode of SmackDown Live. 

Returning this week

Raw

Apollo
Dana Brooke
Karl Anderson
Luke Gallows
Mickie James
Titus O’Neil

205 Live

Gentleman Jack Gallagher
Gran Metalik
Kalisto
Lince Dorado

SmackDown Live

Mike Kanellis

Absence by Streak

29 weeks: Big Cass
28 weeks: R-Truth
27 weeks: The Big Show
16 weeks: Epico, Primo, Sin Cara
14 weeks: Noam Dar
12 weeks: Dean Ambrose
11 weeks: The Brian Kendrick
9 weeks: Curt Hawkins, Samoa Joe
8 weeks: Samir Singh
7 weeks: Chris Jericho, Jeff Hardy, Alicia Fox
6 weeks: Brock Lesnar, Mojo Rawley, Nikki Bella, Tamina, Zack Ryder, Konnor, Viktor, Kane
5 weeks: Jason Jordan
4 weeks: Tony Nese
3 weeks: Ariya Daivari, Chad Gable, Shelton Benjamin
2 weeks: TJP

Most Notable Return: Karl Anderson & Luke Gallows

This week’s notable return was the team of Karl Anderson & Luke Gallows. They made their return to Raw by competing in the main event tag team battle royal, won by Braun Strowman. Having all tag teams on Raw appearing on the show makes the division look strong and there could be a big future in store for the Raw tag division.

Is there someone you wish WWE would use more? Let us know in the comments!

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