Missing in Action: Notable Absentees from this week’s WWE

After last week's SuperStar Shake-Up, WWE hosted the Greatest Royal Rumble in Saudi Arabia. These are the superstars not used this week.



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Monday Night Raw

Akam: Last seen on the April 16 episode of Raw.

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

The Big Show: Last seen on the September 4 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.

Kane: Last seen on the WrestleMania Kickoff.

Rezar: Last seen on the April 16 episode of Raw.

Zack Ryder: Last seen on the WrestleMania Kickoff.

205 Live

Akira Tozawa: Last seen on the April 17 episode of 205 Live.

The Brian Kendrick: Last seen on the April 17 episode of 205 Live.

Gentleman Jack Gallagher: Last seen on the April 17 episode of 205 Live.

Hideo Itami: Last seen on the April 17 episode of 205 Live.

Mark Andrews: Last seen on the March 20 episode of 205 Live.

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

SmackDown Live

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

Lana: Last seen on the WrestleMania Kickoff.

Mandy Rose: Last seen on the April 9 episode of Raw.

Nikki Bella: Last seen at the Royal Rumble.

R-Truth: Last seen on the April 17 episode of SmackDown Live.

Sonya Deville: Last seen on the April 9 episode of Raw.

Tamina: Last seen at the Royal Rumble.

Returning this week

Raw

Baron Corbin
Brock Lesnar
Chad Gable
Curt Hawkins
Dash Wilder
Fandango
Goldust
Heath Slater
John Cena
Konnor
Mike Kanellis
Mojo Rawley
Rhyno
Scott Dawson
Tyler Breeze
Viktor

205 Live

Ariya Daivari
TJP
Tony Nese

SmackDown Live

Chris Jericho
Karl Anderson
Luke Gallows
Primo
Sin Cara
Tye Dillinger

Absence by Streak

33 weeks: The Big Show
22 weeks: Epico
20 weeks: Noam Dar
18 weeks: Dean Ambrose
13 weeks: Alicia Fox, Nikki Bella, Tamina
11 weeks: Jason Jordan
5 weeks: Mark Andrews
3 weeks: Kane, Zack Ryder, Lana, Mandy Rose, Sonya Deville
1 week: Akam, Akira Tozawa, The Brian Kendrick, Gentleman Jack Gallagher, Hideo Itami, Rezar, R-Truth

Most Noticeable Return: John Cena

This week’s most noticeable was John Cena. His last appearance for WWE was at WrestleMania where he lost in two minutes to The Undertaker so having him defeat Triple H in his return was a big moment for him. It is unknown when John Cena will return to Raw again but his victory over Triple H was a good match to start the Greatest Royal Rumble event.

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