This is the debut edition of Weekly Wrestling Recap! This will be a weekly series covering all the happenings in the wrestling world, major and minor. To start, I’ll be covering Raw, Smackdown, NXT, ROH, Impact, occasional EVOLVE shows, major NJPW events, and any other notable events! Please comment any other promotions you would like to see covered!
Weekly Wrestling Recap 2/17-2/23
Top News: WWE releases Tye Dillinger, Hideo Itami, and TJP.
Sunday, 2/17: WWE Elimination Chamber Results and notes:
-Cruiserweight Champion Buddy Murphy retains over Akira Tozawa
-Boss and Hug Connection win the Elimination Chamber match to become the first ever WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions.
-The Usos defeated The Miz and Shane McMahon to win the Smackdown Tag Team Championships.
-Finn Balor defeated Bobby Lashley and Lio Rush in a Handicap match to win the Intercontinental Championship. NOTE: Balor pinned Rush. This led to Lashley attacking Rush after the match.
-Raw Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey retains over Ruby Riott. NOTE: Becky Lynch attacks both Rousey and Charlotte Flair after the match.
-Baron Corbin defeated Braun Strowman in a No DQ match. NOTE: McIntyre and Lashley assisted Corbin to help him win the match.
-WWE Champion Daniel Bryan retains in the Elimination Chamber match.
Monday, 2/18: Monday Night Raw Recap and notes:
-Triple H announces that Degeneration X will be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.
-HHH also announces the main roster debuts of Ricochet, Aleister Black, North American Champion Johnny Gargano, and NXT Champion Tomasso Ciampa.
– New IC Champion Finn Balor and Ricochet defeat Bobby Lashley and Lio Rush.
-NXT Champion Tomasso Ciampa and NA Champion Johnny Gargano defeat Raw Tag Team Champions The Revival.
-WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions Bayley and Sasha Banks announce they will defend titles on Raw, Smackdown and NXT.
-Aleister Black defeated Elias
-Raw Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey retains over Ruby Riott.
Tuesday, 2/19: Smackdown Recap and Notes:
-Shane McMahon announces the NXT stars will be on Smackdown tonight as well.
-After arguing between the Miz and The Usos, Shane announces a rematch for the Tag Titles at Fastlane.
-Aleister Black defeats Andrade.
– NXT Champion Tomasso Ciampa and NA Champion Johnny Gargano defeat The Bar.
-Mandy Rose defeated Smackdown Women’s Champion Asuka
-Ricochet defeats Eric Young
-Kofi, AJ Styles and Jeff Hardy defeat WWE Champion Daniel Bryan, Samoa Joe, and Randy Orton.
-Shane McMahon comes out after the match to announce Bryan’s challenger at Fastlane, KOFI KINGSTON!
Wednesday, 2/20: NXT Recap and Notes:
-Aleister Black defeats Roderick Strong
-Mia Yim defeats Xia Li
-Velveteen Dream defeats Johnny Gargano to become the NEW North American Champion.
Friday, 2/22: Impact Recap and Notes:
-Killer Kross vs Moose for the #1 contender for the Impact Championship ends in DQ. Johnny Impact attacks both men, but ends up getting choked out by Kross. Both men attack Impact, then Brian Cage makes the save.
-Johnny Impact offers Cage a title match, if he will be his tag partner against Kross and Moose.
-The Rascalz defeat The Desi Hit Squad
-Eddie Edwards defeats Eli Drake
-Tessa Blanchard attacks Alisha and Delilah Doom.
-James Mitchell and Rosemary agree to Dark War. If Rosemary wins, she gets Allie. If Rosemary loses, she has to join Allie and Su Yung.
-Impact Tag Team Champions The Lucha Bros retain over LAX.
-LAX attacks The Lucha Bros after some taunting, then rips off their masks!
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