Bruce Prichard discusses Mark Jindrak, Batista, and Evolution.
Evolution has always been regarded as one of the most popular factions in wrestling history. The group, which consisted of Batista, Ric Flair, Triple H, & Randy Orton, was involved in a number of high profile angles, storylines, and matches throughout their tenure together.
In his 2013 'Thy Kingdom Come' DVD, Triple H revealed some behind the scenes information about the group, saying that Mark Jindrak was originally going to be in the faction instead of Batista. Jindrak even supposedly filmed vignettes with Evolution leading up to the group's debut.
On the latest episode of the Something To Wrestle podcast, Prichard was asked about Jindrak being replaced with Batista in Evolution.
“Yeah, look, Jindrak being in the group was for the same reasons that Batista ended up in the group. The only difference was the feeling among everyone in the group, but also everyone else, was who had it. Who truly had the potential to be the next big thing? I think in each opportunity, Mark [Jindrak] didn’t really display that. I don’t know that Mark had the killer instinct in him, Dave did. It was also a matter of how those guys worked together. Dave had worked with Ric before, so there was already a bond there. I think Mark was kind of the odd man out that didn’t seem to fit. So it was quickly changed and I also think it was one of those situations where, how do guys gel? If you don’t gel, it ain’t gonna work. I don’t think that Mark really gelled with the other three. Dave, immediately did.”
Jindrak went on to have a successful career, competing in promotions like CMLL and AAA after leaving WWE in 2005.
Elsewhere in the podcast, Prichard gave his take on Netflix's 'Wrestlers' series. Fans can learn more by clicking here.
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