August 16: Evolution start the show with Orton accepting Flair's apology for accidentally causing him to lose last night against Benoit. Bischoff announces that Orton & Triple H will fight Benoit & Maven where the winners get the chance to pick the stipulation for Unforgiven (If Evolution win next weeks tag match).
August 23: Chris Jericho pins Tyson Tomoko, Orton & Triple H defeat Benoit & Maven (Orton pins Maven after an RKO), Triple H wants the title shot and Orton thinks about it, but walks out not announcing anything as an angry Triple H follows him.
August 30: Highlights of last week, Benoit & Bischoff call out Orton to find out what his stipulation choice is and Orton appears to announce he decided on a Cage Match. Later on Flair & Triple H both question Orton's decision for a Cage saying they can't him being locked in a cage and Orton says "I don't want any help."
September 6: Chris Benoit decimates Chris Cage and then talks "Orton in six days we will enter a steel cage and wage war for this championship, I know I might not leave the champion, but I also know I will be in their with a worthy opponent." Orton defeats Rosey and then talks "I didn't expect such a humble speech Chris at Summerslam you gave me the toughest test of my career and now I will be ready to change the result." Batista & Flair vs Jericho & Michaels ends in a No-Contest setting up a six man on Sunday.
Unforgiven: Triple H, Ric Flair, and Batista lose to Shawn Michaels, Chris Jericho, and Maven in a six man tag, Randy Orton escapes the Cage to defeat Chris Benoit and win WWE World Championship. Bloody and showing the effects of a war Orton holds the World Heavyweight Title high as Unforgiven ends the new champion.