Batista Returning To WWE For Evolution Reunion At SmackDown 1000

WWE has announced that Evolution will reunite at the big WWE SmackDown 1000 episode on Tuesday, October 16. Mike Rome makes the announcement above.

The Evolution reunion will feature WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair, Triple H, Randy Orton and Batista.

WWE is expected to bring back more former Superstars for the 1,000th episode of SmackDown, including WWE Hall of Famer Edge. The Undertaker is also scheduled to appear.

SmackDown 1000 takes place on October 23 from the Capital One Arena in DC. The arena is advertising Jeff Hardy vs. Randy Orton, The Miz vs. Daniel Bryan and Samoa Joe vs. WWE Champion AJ Styles but WWE has not confirmed these matches.

Below is WWE's announcement on Evolution:

Evolution reunites: Triple H, Batista, Randy Orton & Ric Flair to appear at SmackDown 1000

The band is back together.

At SmackDown 1000 on Tuesday, Oct. 16, Evolution reunites ? Triple H, Batista, Randy Orton and Ric Flair will be in Washington, D.C. for the historic event.

Evolution is comprised of some of the most successful Superstars in history ? there are 49 world championship reigns between the four members, who ran roughshod through WWE from 2002 to 2005, then rode again for a vicious rivalry with The Shield in 2014.

What does Evolution have in store as they make their first-ever appearance on the blue brand during this groundbreaking night? Find out during SmackDown's 1000th episode, Tuesday, Oct. 16, at 8/7 C on USA Network!

Aaron M contributed to this article.