Evolution (professional wrestling)

professional wrestling stable

Evolution is a professional wrestling stable that competes in the WWE. The stable was created on January 20, 2003 and broke up on October 3, 2005.

Evolution
Stable
MembersTriple H (leader)
Ric Flair
Batista
Randy Orton
Name(s)Evolution
DebutJanuary 20, 2003[1]
Years active2003–2005
2007
2014
2018 (non-wrestling reunion)

The members of the stable were Triple H, Randy Orton, Batista and Ric Flair. Triple H acted as the leader and Flair acted as a mentor. The members of the stable each portrayed evolutions of professional wrestling with Ric Flair being "the past", Triple H being "the present" and Randy Orton and Batista being "the future". They all portrayed heels.

On April 14, 2014, Evolution, not including Ric Flair, reunited. They came down to the ring to their theme "Line in the Sand" by Motörhead and attacked The Shield.[2]

On the June 2 episode of Raw, Batista quit the WWE after he had his title match request denied by Triple H.[3] Later in the night, Triple H said that he had a "Plan B" in his quest to destroy the Shield, which prompted Rollins to turn on and attack his group members Reigns and Ambrose.[4]

On October 16, 2018, during the 1000th episode of WWE SmackDown, Evolution reunited for one night. During the reunion, Batista was praising Triple H and saying that he has beaten everybody in the company before revealing that he hasn't beaten him.[5] Batista would return on the February 25, 2019 episode of Raw and beat up Ric Flair backstage to try and get a match against Triple H.[6] Triple H defeated Batista at WrestleMania 35 and Batista retired afterwards.[7]

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  2. "Raw results: Evolution reforms to break The Shield and Cena issues an 'Extreme' challenge". WWE. Retrieved 2014-04-15.
  3. "Raw results: The Shield shatters and Wyatts rebound as Money in the Bank takes shape: Batista quit WWE". WWE. Retrieved 2014-06-09.
  4. "Raw results: The Shield shatters and Wyatts rebound as Money in the Bank takes shape: Roman Reigns vs. Randy Orton never happened". WWE. Retrieved 2014-06-09.
  5. "Evolution reunites: Triple H, Batista, Randy Orton & Ric Flair to appear at SmackDown 1000". WWE. Retrieved September 8, 2023.
  6. "Batista attacked Ric Flair during his birthday celebration". WWE. Retrieved September 8, 2023.
  7. "Triple H def. Batista (No Holds Barred Match)". WWE. Retrieved September 8, 2023.
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