Lord Farquaad orders his Captain to round up his finest knights to participate in a tournament. The knights gather in the Duloc arena filled with spectators where they are addressed by Farquaad. He announces that the champion of the tournament will earn the "privilege" of rescuing Princess Fiona for him from a dragon-guarded castle. He adds that if they should fail the next knight will be sent to take their place, and that some of them may die but its a sacrifice he's willing to make. When Shrek and Donkey arrive in Duloc seeking an audience with Farquaad, they happen to interrupt the tournament. Farquaad, disgusted at the sight of an ogre, declares that the knight who kills Shrek will be named champion.
The knights surround Shrek with their weapons drawn and back him up against a giant barrel of beer. Shrek gulps down a tankard of beer and then smashes the keg with it, causing beer to shoot out. The force of the beer knocks down the knights and turns the ground into a slush of mud. Donkey climbs onto another giant barrel, accidentally causing it to roll over several of the knights. Shrek easily beats the knights with various wrestling moves and wins over the crowd's favor as well. Farquaad watches on with shock and annoyance at the ease with which Shrek bests his finest knights. After the fight all fifteen knights are left laying unconscious in the arena, making Shrek the tournament's champion. The knights' fate after the tournament is unknown.
- It is possible that these knights are actually mercenaries who were hired and are not part of Duloc's army, as they each have unique suits of armor with varying colors that is quite different from the Duloc guards.
- Gingy stands on the empty helmet of one of the knights while telling his story in Scared Shrekless.