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Why was Mark Jindrak replaced by Batista in Evolution?

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Before Batista was revealed as the fourth member of Evolution, the titantron showed that the original four members included Mark Jindrak.

Any idea why Mark Jindrak was replaced by Batista in Evolution?
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Re: Why was Mark Jindrak replaced by Batista in Evolution?

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Hi guys

Before Batista was revealed as the fourth member of Evolution, the titantron showed that the original four members included Mark Jindrak.

Any idea why Mark Jindrak was replaced by Batista in Evolution?
He just wasn't a good for them.WWE even did vignettes with Jindrak in the group,but it just wasn't a natural fit.

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Re: Why was Mark Jindrak replaced by Batista in Evolution?

I was listening to Something to Wrestle With and Bruce Prichard said that Vince wasn't totally sold on Jindrak's ring work at the time.


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Re: Why was Mark Jindrak replaced by Batista in Evolution?

Those Devils Advocate Vignettes were money
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Re: Why was Mark Jindrak replaced by Batista in Evolution?

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Those Devils Advocate Vignettes were money
Wrong guy.

That was Sean O' Haire who did the vignettes
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Those Devils Advocate Vignettes were money

That was Sean O'haire.
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Speaking of Sean O' Haire I think he could have been a more natural fit than Mark Jindrak, Of course this is not taking the success of Batista into account.

Jindrak wasn't a good idea to begin with for the stable and we were proven right.
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Re: Why was Mark Jindrak replaced by Batista in Evolution?

I believe there was some kind of backstage issue. There is definitely more to the story because even if he wasn't in Evolution, he is a huge, muscle bound bodybuilder type with a look that Vince likes.

Guys like him, Mason Ryan and Alex Riley all had that look and none of them ever reached the success I'd have expected.

PS: Jindrak was one of the many former WWE wrestlers who filed a class action lawsuit against the WWE in 2016 so there was definitely something going on backstage that I feel lead to his departure. Most wrestlers who leave on good terms don't sue.

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Re: Why was Mark Jindrak replaced by Batista in Evolution?

Maybe they just didn't want both of Evolution's future talents to look like pretty boys. Orton they cherished, but they wanted the other guy to stand out in a different way. Batista was that large, enforcer type and looked more like a star than Jindrak did anyway, so they chose him. I'm sure his friendship with HHH didn't hurt either.

Team Angle was similar, where you had Angle the veteran, Jindrak the pretty one, and Luther Reigns as the large enforcer.
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Maybe they just didn't want both of Evolution's future talents to look like pretty boys. Orton they cherished, but they wanted the other guy to stand out in a different way. Batista was that large, enforcer type and looked more like a star than Jindrak did anyway, so they chose him. I'm sure his friendship with HHH didn't hurt either.

Team Angle was similar, where you had Angle the veteran, Jindrak the pretty one, and Luther Reigns as the large enforcer.
Were they also called Team Angle? I think the Team Angle everyone is familiar with is Shelton and Haas. Luther Reigns and Jindrak were honestly very forgettable in the WWE and as Kurt Angle's enforcers. Jindrak would have been good to put in a gimmick similar to Val Venis and what Tony Neese is doing now tho I also briefly remember them trying to recreate Lex Luger's narcissist gimmick with Jindrak but it didn't go anywhere.
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