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 New Day defeated The Miz and John Morrison by pinfall.
- AJ Styles defeated Elias by pinfall
- Lacey Evans and Peyton Royce defeated Asuka and Charlotte Flair by pinfall.
- Matt Riddle defeated Bobby Lashley by pinfall.
- Shayna Baszler attacked Mandy Rose before their match could begin. Dana Brooke came out and had an impromptu match with Baszler and beat her by pinfall. She and Rose then took out Baszler post-match.
- Randy Orton beat Jeff Hardy by pinfall.
- Lucha House Party defeated The Hurt Business by pinfall.
- R-Truth won the 24/7 Championship back from Angel Garza.
- WWE Championship Match: Drew McIntyre retained over Keith Lee by pinfall. Goldberg then challenged McIntyre to a title match.
- Karrion Kross defeated Damian Priest by pinfall.
- NXT Cruiserweight Championship Match: Santos Escobar defeated Gran Metalik by pinfall.
- Xia Li defeated Katrina Cortez by pinfall.
- Last Woman Standing Match: Raquel Gonzalez defeated Rhea Ripley
- The Way cut a promo and announced that Johnny Gargano and Austin Theory will be in the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic. Kushida and Shotzi Blackheart came out to prompt a match and beat Johnny Gargano and Candice LeRae by pinfall.
- NXT TakeOver was announced for February 14th and it was revealed there will be a women’s Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic.
- NXT Championship Match: Finn Balor defeated Kyle O’Reilly by submission.
- Slapjack defeated Akira Tozawa
- Ricochet defeated Drew Gulak
- Jinny defeated Piper Niven by pinfall to become NXT UK Women’s Championship No. 1 contender.
- Ben Carter was on Noam Dar’s Supernova 11 Sessions. Jordan Devlin interrupted to complain that he should have been the guest. This led to Carter getting a title shot against Devlin.
- Dave Mastiff defeated Saxon Huxley by pinfall.
- NXT Cruiserweight Championship Match: Jordan Devlin defeated Ben Carter by pinfall.
FRIDAY NIGHT SMACKDOWN
- Big E and Apollo Crews fought to a draw as both their shoulders were down for a count. Crews then slapped Big E and convinced him to restart the match. Then, Big E retained the Intercontinental Championship by pinfall.
- Sonya Deville is Adam Pearce’s new assistant. Pearce was chastised by Roman Reigns at the start of the show and forced into the gauntlet match for the main event. After Rey Mysterio beat Sami Zayn, Shinsuke Nakamura beat Mysterio, King Corbin and Daniel Bryan. However, Jey Uso and Roman Reigns attacked Nakamura and made sure Pearce won the gauntlet match, meaning Pearce will face Reigns for the Universal Championship at Royal Rumble.
- Dolph Ziggler and Robert Roode beat The Street Profits by pinfall to win the SmackDown tag team titles.
- Ashante “Thee” Adonis defeated Ariya Daivari by pinfall.
- Curt Stallion and August Grey defeated The Bollywood Boyz by pinfall.
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