At Survivor Series , Triple H, Batista, Gene Snitsky and Edge were defeated by Maven , Chris Jericho , Chris Benoit, and Randy Orton in an eight-man elimination tag team match for control of Raw over the following month;  the members of the winning team would each be the Raw general manager for a week. Throughout the next two months, the relationship between Batista and Triple H began to deteriorate. After a loss to Chris Jericho, Triple H verbally insulted Batista. Batista teased leaving Evolution that night, but declared that he was still part of Evolution and that they tricked everyone.  Despite this ploy, Batista began behaving more like a fan favorite over the next few weeks in comparison to Evolution's villainous tactics. One particular moment saw Batista express disgust as Triple H and Ric Flair boasted about how they had intimidated and/or beat up Jim Ross , Danny Hodge , and Stacy Keibler . Regardless, he continued to show his loyalty to Triple H and Evolution by running down to the ring and assisting them in matches.