Why The Undertaker wasn't part of the WWE Draft

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Three weeks ago, WWE hosted the Draft on the debut episode of SmackDown LIVE ahead of the highly anticipated brand split.

During the Draft, every active superstar was either picked by Stephanie McMahon and Mick Foley on Monday Night Raw, or by Shane McMahon and Daniel Bryan for SmackDown LIVE.

However, there were certain superstars who were not drafted at all by either brand and who are currently free agents.


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Of course, the most popular one as it stands seems to be Heath Slater, who is jumping from show to show before being either gored by Rhyno, or beaten quickly by the returning Jinder Mahal.

Although Slater is a free agent and someone desperate to find a brand, one free agent that isn't so desperate is The Deadman.

Yes, The Undertaker is without a brand and it's for good reason.

According to Daily Wrestling News, WWE officials were keen on involving The Undertaker in the Draft, but the veteran didn't want to be included because he wants to hang up his boots as he feels like he's done with wrestling.

It's reported that The Undertaker asked WWE not to include him in the Draft, and that is why he is currently listed on their official website as a free agent.

However, because he's still officially signed to the WWE, they could have included him if they had wanted to, but it's believed they avoided doing so because it seemed pointless with his future still up in the air.

Over the past few years, The Undertaker has made sporadic appearances here and there, but his main role has been a one-off match at WrestleMania, which this year saw him go up against Shane McMahon.

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