There were several names that were not assigned to a brand during the WWE Draft.
The women who were not drafted include Bayley, Asuka and, Lacey Evans and Eva Marie. Bayley and Asuka are not medically cleared and Eva Marie was recently written out of storylines. She was seen backstage at SmackDown wearing a sling to sell her storyline injury. Evans is off WWE TV because she is pregnant. Dakota Kai is another name that was not drafted. She commented about this on Twitter.
New stable. The “Free Agents” 💁🏽♀️ https://t.co/nAuoqUksw9
— 𝖈𝖍𝖆𝖗𝖑𝖎𝖊𝖌𝖎𝖗𝖑 🎮 (@DakotaKai_WWE) October 5, 2021
On the men’s side, the names not drafted include Slapjack (Shane Thorne), Elias, Lince Dorado, and Gran Metalik. There’s no word on why Slapjack was not drafted. Elias hasn’t been mentioned on TV in weeks after vignettes aired to hype his return with a gimmick makeover.
Dorado and Metalik being omitted is interesting because they have reportedly expressed their unhappiness with their spot in the company.
As noted last Friday, Brock Lesnar is considered a free agant and Lesnar credited his “good friend” Paul Heyman for helping to get him the free agent status.
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