EST July 2004 | The only approved source for all things on WWE Superstar, Randy Orton.

Backstage: Renee Young stands with Evolution. Young says tonight they’ll finally get in the ring with The Shield. Hunter says they think Evolution’s egos will be their downfall. Hunter says they have massive egos, but they’re well deserved, because you’re looking at 31 World Championships between these three men. Batista is the most powerful, destructive man to walk into a WWE ring. Then there’s Randy Orton, the most naturally gifted athlete to ever walk into the squared circle. And tonight you’ll find out why they call him the cerebral assassin. They have egos, but they’re well deserved. Orton says you have to adapt or perish, and tonight, the Shield will perish, and you can believe in that. All three men put their fists in the middle to mock the Shield further.

Evolution vs. The Shield
The ref is hesitant to ring the bell, and things break down almost immediately with the Shield clearing he ring and sending Evolution scattering to the floor.

Hunter heads back into the ring and is dropped by Rollins. The bell is finally rung as Rollins is beating down Hunter in the corner. Hunter connects with a kick to the gut, but Rollins is quick to respond with a flying single leg dropkick. Rollins splashes Hunter in the corner and clotheslines him over the top before flying through the ropes with a suicide dive to the outside. Rollins tosses Hunter back into the ring and catches Randy Orton with a right for good measure. When Rollins gets back into the ring he’s met with a huge clothesline from Hunter. Batista tags in and launches Rollins into the corner hard, before burying his shoulder in Rollins’ midsection and allowing his partners to get in a couple of cheap shots.

Orton tags in and distracts the ref to allow more cheap shots from Hunter and Batista. Orton sends Rollins out to the apron and stomps repeatedly before slingshotting Rollins throat first into the bottom rope. Orton heads to the outside and gets in a good shot before tagging Hunter back in. Hunter kicks Rollins in the face, then hits a big right hand. Rollins reverses a whip, but eats a knee to the face that puts him down for two. Batista tags back into the match and brings things out to the floor where he hits Rollins in the side of the head before kicking him hard right on the ear. Batista sends things right back into the ring for another two count.

Orton tags in and stomps down on Rollins’ ankle, then his hand. Orton suplexes Rollins, setting him down hard on the top rope for another two count. Rollins struggles to reach his corner, but Orton stops him with a rear chin lock. Rollins fights to his feet, but Orton drags him back. Rollins connects with a belly to back suplex, and he crawls toward his corner. Batista and Hunter are in to knock Ambrose and Reigns from the corner. Orton grabs Rollins’ feet and yanks, but Rollins uses his leverage holding the ropes to land on his feet and knock Orton back. Ambrose makes the tag and lays in with a series of shots on Orton, then a cross body and more punches and kicks in the corner.

Ambrose knocks Batista from the apron and hits a rebound lariat on Orton. Ambrose teases the figure four on Hunter, and locks it in on Orton. Hunter breaks it up and things break down. Reigns comes in and fights with Batista to the outside, launching him into the barricade. Reigns goes for the spear on Hunter, but Hunter avoids it and Reigns crashes into the ring steps. frequent tags from the Shield allow everyone to get shots in on Ambrose in the corner.

Batista sends Ambrose to the outside where Hunter sends him head first into the apron before sending him back into the ring for a short-arm clothesline from Batista. Orton is back in, and he sends Ambrose into the corner, then follows up with a clothesline for two. Orton stomps down on Ambrose’s back and clamps on a rear chin lock.

Ambrose fights to his feet and forces his way out of the hold, but Orton responds with a big dropkick for another near fall. Hunter tags in and catches Ambrose with a big right to the side of the head. Ambrose misses a shot of his own, and Hunter puts him back down with another right. Hunter lays in with a series of rights and lefts in the corner. He charges in, but Ambrose gets his boot up. Hunter is quick to respond with a spinebuster for two. Batista makes the tag and kicks Ambrose in the gut. Batista is able to connect with a big back elbow, then he goes right into a rear chin lock of his own.

Ambrose is able to make it to his feet and drop down, driving Batista’s chin into the top of his own head to break the hold. Batista comes back with a big boot, and tags out to Hunter. Hunter smiles at the members of the Shield on the apron and he tries for the pedigree, but Ambrose back drops him, and plants Hunter with a big DDT.

Ambrose is able to make it to the corner to tag in Reigns. Reigns clotheslines Batista, knocks Orton from the apron, and hits the superman punch on Batista. Reigns splashes Batista in the corner, knocks Orton over the top, ducks a clothsline from Hunter, and leaps into a kick to the head to Batista. Reigns sends Orton into the barricade and heads back in. Batista catches Reigns in Batista bomb position, but it’s broken up by Rollins with a springboard kick. Reigns hits Batista with a superman punch, and the Shield hit a triple powerbomb on Batista. Hunter and Orton break up the pin. Ambrose fights with Orton, and Rollins misses a suicide dive on the outside. Back in the ring, Hunter hits a pedigree on Reigns. Ambrose attacks Hunter while Batista makes the pin, but Reigns kicks out at two!

Orton sneaks into the ring behind Reigns and hits an RKO. Batista crawls over and pins Reigns, but Rollins breaks up the pin. Orton pulls Rollins to the outside, and Rollins sends Orton crashing into the barricade. Rollins hits Orton repeatedly, then sends him crashing into the barricade again, knocking over a cameraman. Orton pokes Rollins in the eye, and he and Hunter take Rollins into the timekeeper’s area. Ambrose runs across the announcer’s tables and launches himself, taking out Hunter and Orton with double knees to their chests. Rollins, Hunter, Orton and Ambrose fight out into the crowd. Hunter sends Rollins into the fans, and they begin fighting their way up into the stands. Ambrose and Orton are right behind.

Hunter sends Ambrose crashing down a flight of stairs, and he and Orton stalk Ambrose down a level. Hunter sends Ambrose head first into some concrete, then a steel barricade. Orton and Hunter continue beating on him, and Rollins leaps off from a level up, wiping out Hunter, Orton and his own partner.

Back in the ring, Reigns runs right into a big spinebuster from Batista. Batista goes for the Batista bomb, but Reigns pushes him away and hits a superman punch. Reigns psychs himself up in the corner, and he comes out with a giant spear to take Batista down for the three count.

Winners: The Shield

The Shield stand over the bodies of Orton and Hunter, and put their fists in the middle.

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