Randy Orton makes his way to the ring. The Rhodes Scholars make their way to the ring. Damien requests silence, saying what happened on Raw was a professional and managerial abomination. Not only were their victory taken from them, but were put in a match against Sheamus and Orton. Damien is about to tell a story of his uncle, but Rhodes says they don’t deserve it. Rhodes says they ruined their night, and now they will ruin theirs.
Sheamus and Randy Orton vs. Rhodes Scholars (Cody Rhodes and Damien Sandow)
Rhodes and Sheamus lock up, as Sheamus connects with a Headlock Takeover. Sheamus runs the ropes, and takes down Cody with a shoulder. Cody attacks Sheamus to the corner, whipping him. Cody does a Float Over, but is caught. Rhodes gets away, tagging Damien. Sandow is hit with an Elbow Drop, and is taken to the corner. Sandow whips Sheamus, but is reverses. Damien is hit in the gut with a shoulder, followed by a Knee Lift to the face. Sheamus goes for White Noise, but Sandow gets out. Sandow is put on the apron, having his chest beaten in. Cody runs to Sheamus, but is hit in the face. Cody falls to the floor, as Damien snaps Sheamus’ neck against the ropes. Damien drags Sheamus to the floor, as Cody connects with a Disaster Kick off of the announce table.
Sheamus hits Cody with fists, but is taken down with a Dropkick. Pin, but a kick out. Rhodes hits Sheamus back while leaning on the second rope. Sandow is tagged, as he punches Sheamus’ chest. Sandow rolls to the floor, taking Sheamus’ upper body over the apron. Sandow elbows him, but Sheamus fights back with headbutts. Rhodes is tagged, as he takes Sheamus away from Orton. Sandow is tagged, as he dominates Sheamus with fists. Sandow locks in a Front Facelock, following by attacking Sheamus in the corner. Sheamus fights back, but is taken back down. Sandow is hit with a boot, as he skins the cat from the corner. Sheamus hits the Battering Ram to Sandow, as he tags Orton. Rhodes is tagged too. Orton cleans house, following with a Scoop Slam. Orton connects with an Exploder Suplex, following by putting Rhodes on the ropes. Orton connects with a Rope Hung DDT. Sandow hits Orton, but is taken out with a Brouge Kick. Orton connects with an RKO to Rhodes for the win.
Winners: Sheamus and Randy Orton via pinfall
The Shield appears on the Titantron. They tell both that the ring is theirs. They speak of how they have served justice to ever major force in the business. They have taken John Cena and The Rock many times, like roadkill, yet they continue to take from them. Shield says the most dominant force in WWE doesn’t have a Wrestlemania match, and that is an injustice. Dean tells them to find any partner for a match. Orton and Sheamus agree. The showcase of the immortals will become the showcase of justice. Come Wrestlemania, Orton and Sheamus will believe in the Shield.
Backstage: Sheamus and Randy Orton are speaking backstage, as Big Show comes up to them. Show is looking for the spot in their team, only because of recent events. Show says they need a vicious tag team partner, that is an ultimate destroyer. Orton agrees. Sheamus says that is why they have chosen Ryback for their team. Show walks away.
Backstage: Matt Striker interviews Sheamus and Randy Orton. They speak of what Ryback is capable of, in what will be seen in his match with Mark Henry tonight. Sheamus is speared through the set by Roman Reigns, as Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose attack Orton. The Shield puts Orton into a steel door, and Sheamus through a table.
We come back from commercial break to find Booker T and Teddy Long as they check on Orton and Sheamus. Ryback comes up to them, as he asks what happened. Booker tells Ryback to worry about his match with Henry.