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 Hurt Business is over as Bobby Lashley and MVP chastised Cedric Alexander and Shelton Benjamin before fighting with them.
- Sheamus defeated Riddle by pinfall in a non-title match.
- Braun Strowman defeated Jaxson Ryker by pinfall. Strowman has chosen a steel cage to be his match against Shane McMahon at WrestleMania.
- The Miz and John Morrison showed their latest music video. Bad Bunny and Damian Priest punked them out afterward.
- Bobby Lashley defeated Cedric Alexander and Shelton Benjamin by submission.
- The New Day hosted a competition of games like charades, Pictionary and so on to prove that AJ Styles and Omos have no chemistry as a team.
- AJ Styles defeated Xavier Woods by disqualification due to interference by Omos.
- Naomi defeated Shayna Baszler by pinfall.
- Matt Riddle screwed up a promo backstage with Asuka and forgot his lines. It’s hilarious, so check it out.
- Rhea Ripley and Asuka had a contract signing. Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler then challenged Ripley and Asuka to a match next week.
- Drew McIntyre defeated Ricochet by pinfall. McIntyre then beat Mustafa Ali by pinfall. King Corbin then attacked McIntyre on behalf of Lashley’s bounty to end the night.
- Cameron Grimes defeated Roderick Strong by pinfall.
- Santos Escobar beat Tyler Breeze by pinfall in an open challenge.
- The Way’s Candice LeRae and Indi Hartwell defeated Gigi Dolin and Zayda Ramier (formerly AQA) by pinfall. After the match, Candice challenged Ember Moon and Shotzi Blackheart to a tag title match. They accepted and it will take place at TakeOver: Stand & Deliver.
- Roderick Strong left the arena, saying he’s done with everything.
- Raquel Gonzalez defeated Zoey Stark by pinfall.
- Tian Sha (Xia Li and Mei Ying) defeated Kacy Catanzaro and Kayden Carter by pinfall.
- LA Knight won the Gauntlet Eliminator Qualifier Battle Royal and will enter the Gauntlet Eliminator on night 1 of TakeOver last. The other five competitors, in order of their entrances, will be Leon Ruff, Isaiah Scott, Bronson Reed, Cameron Grimes and Dexter Lumis.
- Humberto Carrillo defeated Angel Garza
- Lince Dorado defeated Akira Tozawa
- Aoife Valkyrie defeated Stevie Turner by pinfall.
- Piper Niven trained with Jack Starz.
- Teoman defeated Josh Morrell by submission.
- Rampage Brown and WALTER had a face-to-face.
- Gallus trained and had some street fights.
- Kay Lee Ray cut a promo that was interrupted by Millie McKenzie, who was then attacked by Isla Dawn. Meiko Satomura came out to help McKenzie fight them off. A tag team match was booked for next week.
- NXT UK Tag Team Championship Match: Pretty Deadly (c) defeated Amir Jordan and Kenny Williams by pinfall.
FRIDAY NIGHT SMACKDOWN
- Alpha Academy and Dirty Dawgs defeated Street Profits, Dominik Mysterio and Rey Mysterio by pinfall.
- Seth Rollins and Cesaro hyped their WrestleMania match.
- Natalya defeated Shayna Baszler by pinfall.
- Sami Zayn showed the trailer to his conspiracy documentary to Logan Paul. Kevin Owens hit Zayn with a stunner.
- Bianca Belair defeated Carmella by pinfall.
- Apollo Crews challenged Big E to change their match at WrestleMania to a Nigerian Drum Fight.
- Daniel Bryan defeated Jey Uso by submission in a street fight.
- Mansoor defeated August Grey by pinfall.
- Bolly-Rise (Chase Parker and Sunil Singh) defeated Ariya Daivari and Tony Nese 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!