Evolution made their heavily hyped appearance at SmackDown 1000 tonight. Batista, Triple H, Randy Orton, and Ric Flair were all well-received by the excited crowd. However, the Evolution SmackDown 1000 return eventually got tense.
Batista said that the last place he wanted to be was here with a microphone in his hand, and decided to tell the audience four things. 1) He wanted to be here tonight for SmackDown 1000, which is a brand he helped build. 2) It’s in his hometown of Washington, D.C.. 3) He wanted to see all of the fans, whether they cheered or called him “Bluetista” because he loves them. 4) He wanted to see his former teammates.
He put over Randy Orton and said he knew Orton would be special the first time he saw him. He said Orton has more talent in his pinky than half of the guys that ever stepped in the ring. He put over Flair and joked that there’s nothing he can tell the fans that they don’t already know. Batista joked, “keep that thing in your pants.” Then he talked about Triple H’s accomplishments and said he is this business and there is nothing that he hasn’t done in the business…”except beat me.”
Corey Graves said they were just clowning around as the Evolution music played and Hunter went over to hug Batista. That was clearly a set up for a future Triple H vs. Batista match. Batista has said many times in interviews that he wants a WrestleMania match against Triple H.
The pair eventually hugged before having a brief, yet tense staredown to end the segment.
This got REAL tense REAL quick.
— WWE (@WWE) October 17, 2018
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