On Dec. 14, 2003, young Evolution enforcer Batista and crafty veteran Ric Flair captured the World Tag Team Championship for the first time. Since then, Evolution’s power, influence and success has only grown.
But on Monday in Raleigh, N.C., the two Evolution members will instead battle each other. Since signing the RAW contract to challenge for the World Heavyweight Championship at WrestleMania, Batista has become more and more independent. In contrast, Triple H’s most loyal ally will step up and take on the animal.
Will Batista’s brut force overwhelm “The Nature Boy,” or will Flair use his championship experience and Figure-Four Leglock to cut down the big man? Perhaps the X-factor will be the location of Monday Night RAW. This match will take place deep in the heart of “Flair Country” in his home state of North Carolina, and that might get The Nature Boy extra-motivated. And will Triple H get involved? Tune in Monday for the answer.
The HBK-Kurt Angle situation is escalating rapidly. What will Michaels say and do next, and will he be 100 percent on RAW after the bloody beating he took last week from the Olympic gold medalist?
Also, both Randy Orton and Chris Jericho seem intent on making their own WrestleMania mark on April 3. What will the “Legend Killer” do, and will we learn more about Jericho’s pay-per-view plan?