5 Wrestlers Who Could Join Evolution
With Dave Batista apparently taking time off after Payback to fulfill his various outside obligations—F4WOnline.com notes that Monday’s Raw was expected to be his last appearance on the flagship show for a while—the future of Evolution is up in the air.
Will the WWE disband the group following Batista’s departure? Or will it continue in some form?
Assuming the latter happens, the company will need to replenish the heel stable with new members.
Who are the best candidates to join Triple H and Randy Orton?
Let’s take a look at the best options.
Alberto Del Rio
Alberto Del Rio’s stock in the WWE has plummeted over the last few months. The former world heavyweight champion has struggled to stay on the radar in recent times—it’s hard to imagine he was once pushed as one of the company’s major names and a big part of its future.
A spot in Evolution could really put him back on the map. With that being said, after various unsuccessful pushes, you have to wonder if it’s really worth the effort on the WWE’s part to give him another chance.
Is he damaged goods?
This is an intriguing idea: Could the second-generation Diva be the first woman ever to join the ranks of Evolution?
She’d be a good addition to the group, and Triple H is certainly no stranger to musclebound female bodyguards (remember his pairing with Chyna back in the ‘90s?).
Of course, one potential issue with this is that Evolution will likely need another male member in order to face off with The Shield in six-man tag matches on television and pay-per-view.
Christian has been largely off WWE television over the last few years, dealing with one injury or another. Could the company bring him back as a member of Evolution?
He’d fit in nicely: He’s a great in-ring wrestler and a very good talker. He’s always been far better as a heel, anyway.
However, is the WWE really going to have enough faith in him to put him in such a high-profile spot on the card?
The company does seem to have lost interest in the Canadian wrestler. Even when he is healthy and on the active roster, he’s never given much to do at all.
The Miz joining Evolution upon his return to WWE programming is an interesting prospect.
He desperately needs a storyline or angle to propel him back into the main event scene, and he has the style, mic skills and in-ring ability to be an important asset to the group.
Due to his work with WWE Studios, he could also play a version of the "arrogant movie star" character, much like Batista.
However, is his loudmouth, joke-cracking persona something that would truly fit in with a corporate group?
It’s hard to see, isn’t it? Hence why he didn't place at the top of this list.
Despite a big push in the weeks after WrestleMania XXX, Antonio Cesaro’s career has regrettably stalled somewhat in the past weeks.
Sure, he’s still associated with Paul Heyman and has been picking up regular wins, but he’s remained firmly stuck in the midcard. The company still seems reluctant to push him to the main event scene, despite the advancements he’s made.
Could a place in Evolution keep the Swiss wrestler relevant? Almost certainly. The prospect of Heyman serving as a mouthpiece for the group is also a tantalizing possibility.
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