I know he had the tag belts with Flair at Armageddon 03 (?)... but it seems like he went from Evolution's protection, straight to main event after winning the 05 RR.
Hard to say, he was always Evolution's Enforcer and played second fiddle up until the point where Orton's face push was perceived as a failure and they chose Dave to fill that babyface spot.
he was the enforcer of evolution and then went straight to main event.
Sure, but a good mid-card run and a good mid-card feud are two different things. Batista pretty much feuded with whoever Evolution as a collective unit feuded with. He didn't have any singles feud that lasted long enough for me to call ''good'' or anything along those lines. His run with Evolution was great, not taking anything away from that.On a serious note, in my opinion, being a part of Evolution, and being on RAW is enough to be called a "good mid-card run", even if he never had a mid-card title.