For the first time ever, the iconic group Evolution appeared together on SmackDown LIVE.
Triple H, Randy Orton, Ric Flair and Batista were all in good spirits at the start of the reunion, but things quickly took a turn for the worse when Orton quasi-insulted everyone else in the group, including Batista, who he lambasted for going to Hollywood instead of consistently being here in WWE. Batista disregarded Orton’s comments and then explained why it was so important to him to be here for SmackDown 1000. The Animal proclaimed that the WWE Universe and his Evolution brethren were two of the reasons he returned for this historic night.
Big Dave then lauded his co-members and talked about what they all meant to him. He praised Orton, Flair and Triple H … but then reminded The Game that he never beat Batista. The Cerebral Assassin did not take kindly to Batista’s words, but the tension seemed to diffuse when the two hugged it out … only for both to still give each other a little side-eye as the hugs began to flow throughout the group.
Evolution indeed remains a mystery.