WWE Smackdown: The Shield take SIX men out of action on wild night in Hershey
The Hounds of Justice win evening's main event, too
Last Updated: 27/04/14 3:34pm
Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns - who will tackle Evolution at the impending Extreme Rules event - were informed at the beginning of Friday's show that they would face 11 men in the blue brand's main event.
But the Hounds of Justice systematically took out six of their scheduled opponents by way of vicious attacks, meaning they were only outnumbered by two when time came for them to wrestle.
The Shield flattened Jack Swagger with a triple powerbomb after the former World Heavyweight Champion had been defeated by Cesaro, while they also battered 3MB's Heath Slater, Drew McIntyre and Jinder Mahal, as well as Curtis Axel, backstage.
Fandango, meanwhile, was sent thundering off the stage and through a table by Ambrose, Rollins and Reigns, ensuring that the black-clad renegades would combat only Bad News Barrett, Alberto Del Rio, Titus O'Neil, Damien Sandow and Ryback in their sanctioned match.
And The Shield prevailed in that contest, too, with Reigns spearing Sandow to collect the win for his team, before the Hounds of Justice combined to triple powerbomb Ryback and show Evolution just what they have let themselves in for.
Axel's beat-down ended his night on a sour note but he began it neatly enough, pinning Jey Uso following a neckbreaker to garner himself and Ryback valuable momentum ahead of their shot at the The Usos' WWE Tag Team Titles on Raw.
Plus, Tamina - who will attempt to prise the Divas Championship from Paige at Extreme Rules - floored Natalya with a Superkick, while Luke Harper and Erick Rowan proved too tough for Cody Rhodes and Goldust.
And Bray Wyatt was as verbose as usual as he wandered into a steel cage - the same structure in which he will fight John Cena on May 4 - to tell the Cenation Leader he had lost none of his venom and would conquer him in New Jersey.
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