The theory of Evolution

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April 16, 2014

Jan. 20, 2003: Evolution commences

On Jan. 20, 2003, the rivalry between Scott Steiner and World Heavyweight Champion Triple H was at a boiling point. On that evening’s Raw, Big Poppa Pump squared off with The Game’s ally, Batista. During the battle between the two serious powerhouses, Randy Orton, who had been attacked by Steiner backstage earlier in the evening, interfered and assaulted Big Poppa Pump. The Viper’s attack resulted in a disqualification for The Animal, but Batista joined Triple H, Flair and Orton in abusing his downed opponent.

Shortly after their battering of Steiner, the four Superstars officially adopted the name Evolution, representing the past (Flair), present (Triple H) and future (Orton & Batista) of WWE.

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