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

With a week away from WrestleMania, these are the superstars WWE have neglected to use on programming this week.

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Most Notable Absence: SmackDown Live Women's Champion Charlotte Flair

This week's most notable absence was the SmackDown Live Women's Champion Charlotte Flair. She missed SmackDown Live and the Mixed Match Challenge due to undergoing dental surgery for an oral problem. She would be okay in time for WrestleMania but it was a noticeable absence this week.

Raw

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

Apollo: Last seen on the March 19 episode of Raw.

Big Cass: Last seen on the August 21 episode of Raw. Reports indicate that he has recently been cleared to compete. 

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

Bray Wyatt: Last seen on the March 19 episode of Raw.

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

Dana Brooke: Last seen on the March 19 episode of Raw.

Dash Wilder: Last seen on the March 19 episode of Raw.

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

Goldust: Last seen on the March 5 episode of Raw.

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 March 19 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. 

Scott Dawson: Last seen on the March 19 episode of Raw.

Titus O'Neil: Last seen on the March 19 episode of Raw.

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 205 Live. He is out of action due to a broken orbital bone.

Gentleman Jack Gallagher: Last seen on the March 13 episode of 205 Live.

Gran Metalik: Last seen on the March 20 episode of 205 Live.

Hideo Itami: Last seen on the March 20 episode of 205 Live.

Lince Dorado: Last seen on the March 20 episode of 205 Live.

Noam Dar: Last seen on the December 5 episode of 205 Live.

SmackDown Live

Baron Corbin: Last seen on the March 20 episode of SmackDown Live.

Carmella: Last seen on the March 20 episode of SmackDown Live.

Charlotte Flair: Last seen on the March 20 episode of SmackDown Live.

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

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

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

Kevin Owens: Last seen on the March 20 episode of SmackDown Live.

Lana: Last seen on the March 13 episode of Mixed Match Challenge. 

Mike Kanellis: Last seen on the March 13 episode of SmackDown Live.

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

Naomi: Last seen on the March 20 episode of SmackDown Live.

Natalya: Last seen on the March 20 episode of SmackDown Live.

Nikki Bella: Last seen at the Royal Rumble.

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

Sami Zayn: Last seen on the March 20 episode of SmackDown Live.

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

Tamina: Last seen at Royal Rumble.

Tye Dillinger: Last seen on the March 20 episode of SmackDown Live.

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

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

Returning this week

Raw

Elias

205 Live

Buddy Murphy
Mark Andrews
Tony Nese

SmackDown Live

Big E
Chad Gable
Fandango
Kofi Kingston
Shelton Benjamin
Tyler Breeze
Xavier Woods

Absence by Streak

31 weeks: Big Cass
29 weeks: The Big Show
18 weeks: Epico, Primo, Sin Cara
16 weeks: Noam Dar
14 weeks: Dean Ambrose
13 weeks: The Brian Kendrick
11 weeks: Curt Hawkins, Samoa Joe
9 weeks: Alicia Fox, Chris Jericho
8 weeks: Mojo Rawley, Nikki Bella, Tamina, Zack Ryder
7 weeks: Jason Jordan, Konnor, Viktor
5 weeks: Ariya Daivari
3 weeks: Goldust
2 weeks: Gentleman Jack Gallagher, Lana, Mike Kanellis
1 week: Apollo, Bray Wyatt, Dash Wilder, Jeff Hardy, Scott Dawson, Titus O'Neil, Dana Brooke, Gran Metalik, Hideo Itami, Lince Dorado, Baron Corbin, Carmella, Charlotte Flair, Kevin Owens, Naomi, Sami Zayn, Tye Dillinger

Most Notable Return: The New Day

This week's most notable return were The New Day. After being attacked by The Bludgeon Brothers at Fastlane, it was nice to see all three members return to action this past week on SmackDown Live. With WrestleMania coming up, New Day being on the remaining episode of SmackDown Live will give them some much needed momentum for their upcoming tag team title opportunity.

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

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