Welcome to another edition of WWE Recap Report — a breakdown of the biggest takeaways of the week from WWE programming 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 breaking 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.
MONDAY NIGHT RAW
- The show opened with A Moment of Bliss and Randy Orton as Alexa’s guest.
- Jeff Hardy defeated Elias by pinfall in a Symphony of Destruction match.
- Slapjack defeated Ricochet by pinfall.
- Lana and Asuka defeated Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler by pinfall.
- Cedric Alexander defeated Xavier Woods by pinfall.
- AJ Styles defeated Keith Lee and Riddle to become the No. 1 contender for Drew McIntyre’s WWE Championship.
- Dana Brooke defeated Reckoning by pinfall.
- Drew McIntyre and Sheamus defeated The Miz and John Morrison by disqualification when AJ Styles hit McIntyre with a Phenomenal Forearm in an attempt to set The Miz up for a Money in the Bank cash-in. Drew regained his composure beforehand, though, and fought them off.
- The show starts with a tribute to Pat Patterson.
- Damian Priest and Leon Ruff defeated Raul Mendoza and Santos Escobar by pinfall.
- Cameron Grimes defeated August Grey by pinfall.
- Jake Atlas defeated Tony Nese by pinfall.
- The Kings of NXT came out for a promo about how they’ll beat The Undisputed ERA at WarGames.
- Boa and Xia Li were water tortured, in a sense, by ShiFu as a form of training. They bowed to their master and were struck by kendo sticks. Still no reveal who the mystery woman is.
- Grizzled Young Veterans vs Ever-Rise wasn’t able to start. Marcel Barthel and Fabian Aichner attacked Chase Parker and Matt Martel before the bell and said the division belongs to them, replacing them in the match.
- Grizzled Young Veterans vs Imperium ended with Ever-Rise attacking both teams for either a no-contest or a DQ win for Imperium as they were the first to be struck.
- Timothy Thatcher planned on having another lesson, but Tommaso Ciampa came out. This led to a fight between the two, but the student actually helped Thatcher with a 2-on-1 attack. Thatcher and Ciampa will fight at TakeOver.
- Ladder Match: Shotzi Blackheart defeated Raquel Gonzalez to earn the advantage for her team at WarGames. The final member of her squad is Io Shirai, who helped her out during the match.
- Angel Garza defeated Humberto Carrillo by pinfall
- Peyton Royce defeated Nikki Cross by pinfall.
- Rampage Brown defeated Saxon Huxley by pinfall.
- Aoife Valkyrie defeated Aleah James by pinfall.
- Joe Coffey defeated Alexander Wolfe by pinfall.
- The Hunt defeated South Wales Subculture by pinfall.
FRIDAY NIGHT SMACKDOWN
- A 10-bell salute was given to honor Pat Patterson.
- Kayla Braxton interviewed Roman Reigns. Kevin Owens came out and they established they’ll fight for the Universal Championship at TLC.
- Natalya defeated Bayley by submission.
- Big E, Daniel Bryan and Rey Mysterio defeated Dolph Ziggler, Sami Zayn and Shinsuke Nakamura by pinfall.
- Sasha Banks and Carmella had a promo. They’ll fight each other at TLC.
- King Corbin defeated Murphy by pinfall.
- Kevin Owens and “The Blue Collar Brawler” Otis defeated Jey Uso and Roman Reigns by disqualification
- Ever-Rise defeated The Bollywood Boyz by pinfall.
- Curt Stallion defeated Ariya Daivari by pinfall
What were your big takeaways from this week? Tell everyone your thoughts on this past week in WWE by leaving a comment below!