For once I totally agree with WWE's reasoning for keeping certain talent off of TV which is something very out of the ordinary, because I usually hate it when WWE keeps talent off of TV. However, this time the reasoning behind WWE keeping two former World Champions off TV is simply because they don't have matches at the upcoming PPV so they really didn't need to be brought to TV.
The two former World Champions I speak of are Randy Orton & The Big Show, both men have been missing from TV for at least a couple of weeks. In Randy's case he has been featured very prominently since his return to programming back in February after spending nearly 4 months on the shelf. But Randy hasn't been seen on TV since being pinned by Seth Rollins in the Fatal Four Way Match at WWE Payback 2 weeks on the WWE Network.
The Big Show is a totally different case then Randy as Show hasn't been seen on WWE TV since Extreme Rules when he came up short against Roman Reigns in a Last Man Standing Match. Much like when Orton first disappeared back in November Show has been out filming a WWE Studios film called Vendetta which is actually going to be released next month.
After some fans questioning the whereabouts of both former champions the questions are now answered as the reason behind them both being off TV is simply because neither man has a match at Elimination Chamber, so management thought it would be smarter to keep them off TV until after the PPV. With that being said keep your eyes open for a return from both soon after the PPV on Sunday.