Well, it seems as if Triple H, Randy Orton and Batista have reformed Evolution.
And it also seems as if they have set their sights squarely on The Shield.
And frankly, if this were between the years of 2003 and 2005, this would be an unbelievably compelling storyline.
But in 2014, does the company really expect the WWE Universe to believe that these three former World Champions have any legitimate shot at destroying three of the most impressive young Superstars in the company?
Sure, every member of Evolution used to be an incredibly impressive specimen in the ring.
Triple H is still very much capable of putting together a fantastic match every now and then. But in his onscreen role as COO of the company, maybe he should not be placing himself in a physical role of authority, making himself the center of attention when others are far more deserving.
And while Batista was never really a gifted ring technician, he was always able to look intimidating and throw in a couple of power moves per match to make his top-level status look justified. But now, at the age of 45 and not having entered a wrestling ring in years, he looks very rusty and nowhere near worthy of his current role.
And finally, Randy Orton is perhaps in the prime of his career. But at the moment he is playing second or maybe even third fiddle to his stablemates, something that won’t do him any favors once this storyline comes to an end.
For their part, The Shield are one of the most impressive trios to ever set foot in a wrestling ring. Every member of the group is polished, cocky and hungry, something that does not bode well for anyone who gets in their path.
If the company is smart, they will have The Shield quickly dispatch Evolution and then move them along to a feud that showcases their skills in much better ways. But in typical WWE fashion, we will probably see the veteran group easily defeat the upstarts, highlighting one of the biggest issues in the company.
And that problem is that any momentum that young Superstars can gain within a given storyline is almost always invalidated by allowing a part-time or more established veteran to get over.
And unfortunately for The Shield, if that formula works for The Rock and Brock Lesnar, it will likely work for Evolution as well.