Evolution

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[Evolution GALLERY]

[Triple H] [Ric Flair] [Randy Orton] [Batista]

Title History:

  • WWE World Heavyweight title (Triple H) defeating Shawn Michaels (December 15, 2002 – Armageddon);
  • WWE Intercontinental title (Randy Orton) defeating Rob Van Dam (December 14, 2003 – Armageddon);
  • (WWE) World Tag Team titles (Batista & Ric Flair) defeating The Dudley Boyz in a Tag Team Turmoil match (Armageddon 2003);
  • (WWE) World Tag Team titles (Batista & Ric Flair) defeating Booker T and Rob Van Dam (RAW – March 22, 2004);

Career History

Evolution Part I:

Evolution Part II:

The Destruction of Evolution:

  • January 30, 2005 – Royal Rumble: Triple H defeated Randy Orton to retain the World Heavyweight title.
  • ~~~Batista entered the Royal Rumble at #27 and made it down to the final 2 with John Cena when they both hit the floor!
  • ~~~The match was restarted by Vince McMahon, and Batista eventually tossed John Cena over the top rope to WIN THE RUMBLE!
  • January 31, 2005 – RAW: Batista is faced with the decision over which title he’ll challenge – HHH’s World title, or JBL’s WWE title?!
  • ~~~Triple H ‘seemed’ enthusiastic about facing Batista at Wrestlemania, but a JBL interview played on the screen insulting Batista.
  • February 7, 2005 – RAW in Japan: Batista squashed Maven and celebrated until an interview with Big Show came up on the big.
  • ~~~Triple H and Ric Flair continued to encourage Batista to go after the SD! title so that Evolution could rule the whole WWE!
  • ~~~In the main event, Triple H defeated Edge to retain the World Heavyweight title with help from Batista.
  • ~~~Batista raised Triple H‘s arm in celebration, but HHH noticed Batista couldn’t take his eyes off the World title belt.
  • February 14, 2005 – RAW: Batista w/Triple H vs Edge ended in a no contest when JBL’s limousine pulled into the parking lot.
  • ~~~Evolution ran to the parking lot, where Batista found himself in the path of the limousine, but HHH tackled him out of harms way!
  • February 25, 2005 – Live Event @ MSG: Randy Orton and Batista beat Triple H and Ric Flair (Birthday Boy) in a Steel Cage Match.

Whatever Happened to the Evolution Members?:

  • Triple H continued to dominate RAW with Ric Flair as his ass-kissing manager.
  • Batista and Randy Orton went on to great success after leaving Evolution, both winning the World Heavyweight title.
  • Batista’s World title victory came at the grandest stage of them all, Wrestlemania 21 in Los Angeles, California.
  • Also at Wrestlemania 21, Randy Orton challenged the Undertaker but came out on the losing end of that encounter.
  • December 10, 2007 – RAW 15th Anniversary: Evolution (Triple H and Batista and Ric Flair) beat Randy Orton and Edge and Umaga by disqualification.

World Wrestling Entertainment – Evolution returns!

  • April 14, 2014 – RAW: The Shield defeated Alberto Del Rio, Fandango, Heath Slater, Titus O’Neil, Jack Swagger, Jinder Mahal, Drew McIntyre, Ryback, Curtis Axel, Alexander Rusev, and Wade Barrett by disqualification when Triple H, Batista, and Randy Orton interfered.
  • ~~~Triple H, Batista, and Orton reformed Evolution.
  • April 28, 2014 – RAW: Roman Reigns fought Randy Orton to a no contest.
  • ~~~The Shield and Evolution interfered.
  • May 4, 2014 – Extreme Rules: The Shield defeated Evolution in a 6-man tag team match.
  • June 1, 2014 – Payback: The Shield defeated Evolution in a “No Holds Barred” elimination match.
  • June 2, 2014 – RAW: Roman Reigns fought Randy Orton to a no contest when Seth Rollins turned on Reigns and Dean Ambrose.

Check out the profiles of the Evolution members for career updates: