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WWE Recap Report of the Week: Highlights, Major News & Catch-Up Notes

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Welcome to another edition of WWE Recap Report — a breakdown of the biggest takeaways of the week from WWE for those who may have missed out.

Whether you need to catch up on a show, had too busy of a week to stay on top of the news or just skipped out on WWE as a whole, I’ve got you covered.

Obviously, not every single thing will be recapped here in detail. But this is your TL;DR of the week to be caught up to speed before the next Monday Night Raw so you’re not left in the dark.

With that being said, here is a quick rundown of this week in WWE.


WWE MAIN EVENT

  • Asuka defeated Kayden Carter by submission.
  • Humberto Carrillo defeated Danny Burch by pinfall.

WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW

  • Paul Heyman talked about how we’re in a time of uncertainty, but one thing is for certain: Drew McIntyre will not beat Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania.
  • A replay aired of Brock Lesnar vs. John Cena vs. Seth Rollins from Royal Rumble 2015.
  • AJ Styles cut a promo on The Undertaker, adjusting their match at WrestleMania to a “Boneyard Match.”
  • Andrade and Angel Garza beat Cedric Alexander and Ricochet by pinfall.
  • The Street Profits beat Brendan Vink and Shane Thorne by pinfall.
  • Shayna Baszler was interviewed in the ring by Charly Caruso about her upcoming WrestleMania match. Baszler discussed how she likes to destroy things. Becky Lynch attacked her from behind, nailing her with a steel chair.
  • Aleister Black defeated Leon Ruff by pinfall. It wasn’t even a match; just some taunting and a Black Mass.
  • Seth Rollins talked to Kevin Owens about how the WWE Performance Center wasn’t around when he first came into the company. That’s because it was built on a foundation he created. He wants to do the same for Raw, but Owens keeps getting in his way.
  • They replayed Asuka vs. Charlotte Flair from WrestleMania 34.
  • Randy Orton cut a promo, accepting Edge’s idea of a Last Man Standing match.

NXT

  • Tyler Breeze defeated Austin Theory by pinfall.
  • Killian Dain defeated Tehuti Miles by pinfall.
  • Cameron Grimes defeated Tony Nese by pinfall.
  • Aliyah seemingly attacked Xia Li backstage prior to their match as revenge for Li breaking Aliyah’s nose 4 months ago. Li was ruled unable to compete. Io Shirai took her place and beat Aliyah to qualify for the No. 1 contender’s ladder match.
  • Keith Lee admitted he should apologize to Dominik Dijakovic for laying him out and not realizing that it was Damian Priest who attacked him, instead. Dijakovic came out to say he respects Lee too much to have attacked him and Lee should know better, but he doesn’t give a damn about his apology as he wants the title. Damian Priest then came out to say he’s after the North American title because it will get him more money, more women, more fame and strengthen his legacy. His name will live forever. Lee says that that’s not going to happen and he, the champ, is standing in his way. Priest threatens to make sure he doesn’t stand at all. Everyone comes to blows and the fight ends with Dijakovic jumping out of the ring onto both of them.
  • Adam Cole is poolside. Bobby Fish wants a match with Velveteen Dream, who is a loser.
  • Danny Burch and Oney Lorcan defeated Shane Thorne and Brendan Vink by submission.
  • Candice LeRae defeated Kayden Carter by pinfall to qualify for the #1 contender’s ladder match.
  • Matt Riddle defeated Roderick Strong by pinfall. After the match, Riddle was attacked by Saurav Gurjar and Rinku Singh, who are managed by Malcolm Bivens.
  • Triple H told Johnny Gargano and Tommaso Ciampa that their feud has to end. In two weeks, they’ll go to an empty building (just the two of them and a referee) and one of them will walk out. If they keep fighting after that, they’ll both be gone from NXT and neither will have to worry about being the heart and soul of the brand, cause NXT will move on without them. The show ended with a Killer Kross tease.

NXT UK

  • Fabian Aichner and Marcel Barthel defeated Ashton Smith and Oliver Carter by pinfall.
  • Aoife Valkyrie defeated Nina Samuels by pinfall.
  • Noam Dar defeated A-Kid by pinfall.
  • Jordan Devlin retained the NXT Cruiserweight Championship over Travis Banks by pinfall.

WWE FRIDAY NIGHT SMACKDOWN

  • Bayley and Sasha Banks kicked off the show with some promo time. Bayley mentioned how Paige’s plan to get Sasha Banks and herself to split won’t work, as their friendship is tighter than ever. The Boss didn’t quite agree, but was cut off from disagreeing by Lacey Evans, followed by Naomi, followed by Tamina. Everyone talked about how they’re going to win the title at WrestleMania (which is a Fatal 5-Way and not a Six-Pack Challenge, as Dana Brooke was taken out of the match and is in quarantine, but WWE didn’t address that in the slightest bit). Tamina attacked Evans and Naomi. Banks and Bayley scooted away.
  • Drew Gulak beat Shinsuke Nakamura by pinfall. Now, Daniel Bryan will face Sami Zayn for the Intercontinental Championship at WrestleMania.
  • Backstage, Otis and Dolph Ziggler had to be separated from each other. Ziggler challenged Otis to a match at Mania. Later in the night, Mandy Rose said she isn’t comfortable with them fighting over her like she’s a prize to be won.
  • After Elias sung about how King Corbin is a turd, Corbin threw him off the stage platform.
  • Alexa Bliss beat Asuka by pinfall.
  • They replayed Roman Reigns vs. Triple H from WrestleMania 32.
  • Bray Wyatt challenged John Cena to a Firefly Fun House Match at WrestleMania and drank a smoothie made out of Rambling Rabbit and ingredients like “self-loathing” and whatnot.
  • The Miz and John Morrison interfered in The New Day vs. The Usos, causing a draw. That means all three teams will clash in a Triple Threat Ladder Match at WrestleMania.

WWE 205 LIVE

  • Isaiah “Swerve” Scott defeated Joaquin Wilde by pinfall.
  • Tony Nese defeated Oney Lorcan by pinfall

NEWS, RUMORS AND MISCELLANEOUS OTHER INFORMATION

  • Everything changes every 10 minutes. It’s impossible to keep up with the news. Sorry. Basically, here’s your rundown: Every match scheduled for WrestleMania is up in the air, may have already been filmed, may be filmed with different people, may be off entirely, and nobody knows anything about anything.
  • Also, Vince McMahon hates CM Punk.

What were your big takeaways from this week? Tell everyone your thoughts on this past week in WWE by leaving a comment below!


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