With the road to WrestleMania quickly approaching, this is the time of year WWE wants as much of their roster to be as healthy as possible to ensure they can put together the best card for the Show of Shows imaginable.
Likewise, no Superstar wants to miss out on the biggest night/paycheck of their career due to injury. On the bright side, WWE's disabled list is currently shorter than it's been in a while, especially with multiple people returning in recent weeks between Sheamus, The Usos and Big Show.
That said, there are still a handful of wrestlers who are waiting to come back from their long layoffs, with some closer to an in-ring return than others. It's also possible some of these stars are ready to return but are being kept off TV until WWE has a plan in place for them (ensuring they don't get lost in the shuffle in the buildup to WrestleMania).
In the meantime, all we can do as fans is speculate when and how they'll be brought back into the fold and whether they'll make much of a difference in the daily goings-on in WWE when they eventually resurface.
Robert Roode and The Colons will not be included as they currently suspended by the company, but everyone else is eligible to be included.
Since 2008, Graham has been a diehard pro wrestling fan and, in 2010, he combined his passions for WWE and for writing and began writing for Bleacher Report. Equipped with a Bachelor's in Digital Journalism from Endicott College and a Master's in Journalism from Quinnipiac University in progress, Graham has contributed to WhatCulture, Daily DDT, Sports Betting Dime, and Gatehouse Media. Along the way, he has conducted interviews with WWE superstars like Chris Jericho, Adam "Edge" Copeland, Bill Goldberg, Jay "Christian" Reso, Diamond Dallas Page, and Jim Ross to name a few.