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
- Bobby Lashley defeated The Miz by submission to retain the WWE Championship.
- Sheamus attacked Drew McIntyre backstage during an interview to set up a No DQ match.
- Braun Strowman demanded an apology from Shane McMahon, who angrily said “I apologize” and that’s it.
- No DQ Match: Drew McIntyre vs Sheamus ended with the two dueling with steel steps, the referee calling the match and both needing to be checked on by officials.
- Xavier Woods defeated Shelton Benjamin by pinfall.
- Riddle defeated Slapjack by pinfall.
- Shane McMahon proceeded to call Braun Strowman an idiot for an exaggerated promo that felt like WWE was purposely trying to stretch it out.
- Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler retained the Women’s Tag Team Championship over Naomi and Lana by pinfall.
- AJ Styles defeated Randy Orton by pinfall.
- William Regal’s announcements were that TakeOver: Stand and Deliver will take place Wednesday April 7th (on USA) and Thursday April 8th (on Peacock) and that Dakota Kai and Raquel Gonzalez have been awarded the brand new NXT Women’s Tag Team Championship titles. Ember Moon and Shotzi Blackheart challenged them for a title match later tonight.
- NXT Women’s Championship Match: Io Shirai (c) defeated Toni Storm by submission.
- Since LA Knight interfered in Bronson Reed’s match last week, Reed went after him during an interview before they were separated by officials.
- Pete Dunne defeated Jake Atlas by submission.
- NXT Women’s Tag Team Championship Match: Ember Moon and Shotzi Blackheart defeated Dakota Kai and Raquel Gonzalez (c) by pinfall to win the titles!
- Xia Li defeated Kayden Carter by disqualification as Kacy Catanzaro struck Li with a crutch.
- Legado Del Fantasma defeated Grizzled Young Veterans by pinfall
- NXT Championship Match: Finn Balor (c) defeated Adam Cole by pinfall.
- Ricochet and Mansoor defeated Akira Tozawa and Drew Gulak
- Mace and T-BAR defeated Lucha House Party
- Tyler Bate defeated Dave Mastiff 2-1.
- Teoman defeated Danny Jones by submission.
- Amir Jordan and Kenny Williams defeated South Wales Subculture by pinfall.
- Piper Niven and Jack Starz defeated Jinny and Joseph Conners by pinfall.
FRIDAY NIGHT SMACKDOWN
- The show started with a promo between Edge and Daniel Bryan.
- The Street Profits, Dominik Mysterio and Rey Mysterio defeated Alpha Academy and Dirty Dawgs by pinfall.
- Nia Jax took Reginald out for a shopping spree.
- Cesaro defeated Murphy by disqualification after Seth Rollins interfered.
- Bianca Belair and Sasha Banks were on The KO Show. They argued back and forth. Then, Tamina and Natalya defeated Banks and Belair by pinfall due to distractions.
- Big E returned to action and defeated Sami Zayn to retain the Intercontinental Championship. Apollo Crews then attacked Big E after the match.
- There was a contract signing between Daniel Bryan and Roman Reigns. Edge and Jey Uso will fight next week with the winner becoming the special enforcer for Bryan vs Reigns at Fastlane.
- Mansoor and Curt Stallion defeated The Bollywood Boyz by pinfall.
- August Grey 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!