WWE Roster Issues?

We are all aware of the narrative. "The WWE Roster is really thin right now, especially with all of these injuries! Can they even find 30 healthy guys to enter the Rumble?"

We have guys pulling double duty on RAW or Smackdown, competing in a singles match early in the night, and then being booked in a tag match later on in the evening.

That being said, I decided to take a look at the current roster (as posted on as of 1/17/2016) to see who they have listed. Then, I began to do a little breakdown of said roster. The results were interesting....

WWE Superstars:

1. Roman Reigns – WWEWHC Champion

2. Dean Ambose – IC Champion

3. Alberto Del Rio – US Champion

4. Kofi Kingston – Tag Team Champion

5. Big E – Tag Team Champion

6. Xavier Woods – Tag Team Champion

7. Adam Rose – Social Outcast, rarely on RAW or Smackdown

8. Alex Riley – who?

9. Big Show – part timer?

10. Bo Dallas – Social Outcast, comedy jobber

11. Braun Strowman – Wyatt Family member

12. Bray Wyatt – Wyatt family member

13. Brock Lesnar – part-timer

14. Bubba Ray Dudley – Dudley Boyz

15. Cesaro – injured

16. Chris Jericho – part-timer, feuding with New Day

17. Curtis Axel – Social Outcast, still in last year’s Rumble

18. D-Von Dudley – Dudley Boyz

19. David Otunga – pictured as a wrestler

20. Damien Sandow – who?

21. Daniel Bryan – medical suspension

22. Darren Young – Prime Time Players, injured?

23. Diego – who?

24. Dolph Ziggler – jobber to the stars

25. Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson – Hollywood A-lister, part timer

26. El Torito – who?

27. Eric Rowan – Wyatt Family Member

28. Fandango – Main Event/Superstars main stay

29. Fernando – who?

30. Goldust – part timer?

31. Heath Slater – Social Outcast, King of Jobbers

32. Hornswoggle – suspended?

33. Jack Swagger – Main Event/Superstars

34. Jey Uso – Reigns relative, The Usos

35. Jimmy Uso – Reigns relative, The Usos

36. John Cena – Face that Runs the Place, injured

37. Kalisto – Lucha Dragon, feuding with ADR

38. Kane – part-timer?

39. Kevin Owens – chasing Dean Ambrose

40. King Barrett – League of Nations, jobber

41. Konnor – The Ascension, jobber

42. Luke Harper – Wyatt Family

43. Mark Henry – Main Event/Superstars, part-timer?

44. The Miz – cocky heel, more interviewer than wrestler

45. Neville – King of the Undercard, Man that WWE Creative Forgot

46. R-Truth – comedy act

47. Randy Orton – part-timer?, injured

48. Rusev – League of Nations, Jobber to the Stars?

49. Ryback – feed him more

50. Seth Rollins – Traitorface, injured

51. Sheamus – League of Nations, Gatekeeper?

52. Sin Cara – Lucha Dragon, injured

53. Stardust – comedy act

54. Sting – part-timer, injured

55. Titus O’Neal – Prime Time Players

56. Triple H – AUTHORITY, part-timer

57. Tyler Breeze

58. Tyson Kidd – injured

59. Undertaker – part-timer

60. Viktor – Ascension

61. Zack Ryder – NXT Hype Bro

Of this list, Cesaro, Daniel Bryan, Darren Young, John Cena, Randy Orton, Seth Rollins, Sin Cara, Sting, and Tyson Kidd are injured. (9/61 or 14.7% of the roster)

Big Show, Brock Lesnar, Chris Jericho, The Rock, Kane, Randy Orton, Sting, Triple H, and Undertaker are part-timers. (9/61, or 14.7% of the roster)

Adam Rose, Bo Dallas, Curtis Axel, Damien Sandow, Diego, El Torito, Fandango, Fernando, Goldust, Heath Slater, Jack Swagger, Konnor, Mark Henry, The Miz, R-Truth, Stardust, Titus O’Neal, Tyler Breeze, and Viktor only rarely wrestle on the two "Big Name" shows. (19/61 or 31.1% of the roster)

Alex Riley, David Otunga, and Zak Ryder are listed but have not wrestled on WWE TV for a long time. (3/61 or 5.9% of the roster)

Taking all of the above into consideration, the ACTUAL roster – that is people that appear AND wrestle regularly on RAW and SMACKDOWN are:

1. Roman Reigns

2. Dean Ambrose

3. Alberto del Rio

4. Big E

5. Kofi Kingston

6. Xavier Woods*

7. Braun Strowman

8. Bray Wyatt

9. Bubba Ray Dudley

10. D-Von Dudley

11. Dolph Ziggler

12. Eric Rowan

13. Jey Uso

14. Jimmy Uso

15. Kalisto

16. Kevin Owens

17. King Barrett*

18. Luke Harper

19. Neville

20. Rusev

21. Ryback*

22. Sheamus

*Ryback hasn’t been on wrestling the past few shows, and Xavier and Barrett are more often used as managers right now.

22/61 or only 36% of the roster is used regularly on the two main programs.

WWE Divas:

1. Charlotte – Divas Champion

2. Alicia Fox – Team Bella Member/Sexy Lamp

3. Becky Lynch – chasing Charlotte

4. Cameron – training in NXT?

5. Emma – on NXT

6. Eva Marie – training? In NXT

7. Naomi – Team BAD

8. Natalya – who?

9. Nikki Bella – Female Face? Heel? Who Knows? That Runs the Place, injured

10. Paige – who?, injured?

11. Rosa Mendes – listed, but retired

12. Sasha Banks – Team BAD, injured?

13. Summer Rae – sexy lamp

14. Tamina – Team BAD, Enforcer

Cameron, Emma, and Eva Marie are all in NXT right now. (3/14 or 21%)

Nikki, Paige, and Sasha are injured. (3/14 or 21%)

Natalya hasn’t been on regularly. Tamina and Alicia rarely wrestle. Naomi has also been MIA. (4/14 or 28.5%)

So for the Divas, right now it seems to be:

1. Charlotte

2. Becky Lynch

3. Brie Bella

3/14 or only 2% of the roster is regularly being used on the "BIG SHOWS."

So my question is, does WWE really have a thin roster? Or is it simply how they USE that roster that makes it seem to be so lacking?

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