Triple H Didn't Want Mark Jindrak In Evolution

Most fans know Evolution as Triple H, Randy Orton, Ric Flair, and Batista. But before the foursome came together, Mark Jindrak nearly had Batista's role in the group.

On the Evolution episode of the Ruthless Aggression series, the documentary covered Jindrak being linked to the group instead of Batista, recalling the "black suit photoshoot" that Jindrak took part in with Flair, Orton, and Triple H. Despite Jindrak's ties to the group, it was Triple H who nixed the idea of him being part of Evolution.

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"When I put Randy in the car with just us, he's great. When he's not with Jindrak," recalled Triple H. "With Jindrak, I'm going to throw them both off a bridge. I told Ric, never put the two of us in a car with those two again. I mean ever. I don't ever want to be in the car with Jindrak again. They sent us to shoot the very first vignette we did, which is literally us walking over a hill, and they told everybody to bring a black suit. Jindrak shows up to TV like, 'I got my black suit.' I'm like, 'Why did they tell him to bring a black suit? He's not shooting with us. I don't want him in the group.' Me and Ric have decided this. He doesn't fit. I go to Vince and he's like, 'He fits.' 'He doesn't fit.' 'Just do the shoot."

He continued, "If he would have asked me, 'Hey, why am I not in the group? Did you not want me in?' I would have said, 'Yeah, Mark. This is the business, it's nothing personal, I like you and I think you're a good worker. You don't fit the group.'"

Jindrak was released by WWE in 2005 after spending the majority of his career in the midcard. Meanwhile, Evolution went on to become one of the most successful groups in WWE history.

Elsewhere in the documentary, Batista recalled how he and Randy Orton were treated by Bubba Ray Dudley. You can find his full comments by clicking here.

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