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Evolution Appears in Nick of Time as WWE Savior

Don’t look now, but it appears the WWE has gotten it together and put the members of Evolution back into circulation as the new villains of the company to go along with the wilting “Authority” angle.

I applaud the efforts of the WWE giving this a go instead of taking a planned program like “The Authority” and shoving it down our faces. At least with Evolution, the WWE can use a basic premise of the past and apply it to the current unstable situation of new “Attitude” era.

Evolution is a villainous professional wrestling stable in WWE. They originally were apart of WWE’s Raw brand between 2003 and 2005. At the height of its original existence, the group consisted of Triple H, Ric Flair, Randy Orton and Batista. Each of the members represented “the best in: “the past” (Ric Flair), “the present” (Triple H), and “the future” (Randy Orton and Batista) of professional wrestling.

While Flair was not part of the “reunion” on Monday night, it was surely a sign that Triple H had taken over the wizened veteran role. Now, Orton and Batista represent the “now” part of the foursome, a group designed to model the Four Horsemen. But I must ask, “Who takes the fourth place as the futire of this group?”

Evolution was designed in the image of the Four Horsemen, who are still in my opinion the best stable of wrestlers to this day.

Here are a few names the fearless should consider as its newest member.

Roman Reigns

This might be the most logical solution. Reigns is a beast and could be the “future” of this company, I think he fits the role well in the same way Barry Windham came in and joined the Four Horseman when he realized he wsa not going to beat Ric Flair for the NWA World Title.

Curtis Axel

There is a good thing going on between Axel and Ryback, but in the end, the son of Curt Hennig should be a singles star, He fits in fine with the other three in an Arn Anderson-type of up and comer. If Axel is to get another push with the WWE, this might be the best way for it to happen.

Cody Rhodes

Another young star who has been around the business his whole life. Rhodes could be a world champion, but will never be given a push. He fits the original Randy Orton role to a “T”. We all know at some point, Rhodes and his brother Godlust are going to feud and dissolve their tag team partnership. Leaving to join Evolution makes for a great storyline.

Wade Barrett

The big, burly Brit could be the “brawling enforcer” Batista used to be. He is certainly able to hold his own in the ring. Barrett was once considered the future heel of the entire WWE. Now, he is mid-card at best in this company.

Drew McIntyre

For once could someone please cast him in the right circumstances? McIntyre was supposed to be the future of the WWE – but that fell through. Cast as a misfit in 3MB, it seems the company forgot about his talent and made him act the fool.

If Evolution is to now take the place of The Authority, it means other feuds will have to either dissolve or heat up. It apears Kane will come back to the ring and feud with Daniel Bryan. That might leave Brock Lesnar out 0f the title picture.

John Cena will most definitely continue his feud with Bray Wyatt into Extreme Rules. And we all need to watch as Cesaro moves up the championship ladder. From the looks of things, everything is beginning to look whole again. Thank Evolution for evolving into the same cast of bullies that kept the WWE in tact. Now, more than ever, it looks like the past will certainly aid the future.

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