Carlito is a former WWE athlete who played on the company's main roster between 2004 and 2010, after spending about a year in the developmental federation called 'Ohio Valley Wrestling', which was what WWE considers at the time now as its development roster, aka what was initially NXT.
During his stay in the Stamford company, the Puerto Rican wrestler, son of the legendary Carlo Colon, achieved various satisfactions, having held the Intercontinental title, the United States champion belt and various tag team awards together with his friend ( as well as relative) First.
After nearly 11 years away from WWE, Carlito made a surprise appearance at the 2021 Men's Royal Rumble. Afterwards, he joined forces with Jeff Hardy to defeat Elias and Jaxson Ryker on Monday Night Raw. All this was only a short stint in the WWE rings, which obviously did not lead to the new signing of Carlito with a long-term contract, even if WWE had other plans for the athlete before his appearance at the Rumble, then deleted.
For quite a long time, after his return, it was speculated that Carlito could return to the McMahon court, but this was not the case.
Carlito was supposed to return to Raw
In his latest interview given to the microphones of K & S Wrestlefest, for virtual signatures, Carlito returned to talk about WWE, confirming that there were plans for him to return before the actual brawl appears.
At this juncture, Carlito said: "I was slated to appear for the Night of Legends, a couple of weeks before it aired and they finally canceled it and said 'No, we'd rather have you appear in the Royal Rumble' Yes, that was great.
Too bad for the fans who haven't been there. People don't even know if I exist now… So yeah, it would have been cool to come in and stand in front of a WWE audience again, another time, it would have been pretty fun." Speaking on The Angle Podcast, the Puerto Rican star recently confirmed he has had no contact with WWE since appearing on RAW.
“Yeah, it was just the Rumble,” Carlito said. “Then I think the day before the Rumble they said, ‘Can you do RAW too?’ ‘Yeah, sure, whatever you guys need.’ So, yeah, I did RAW the following night, and that’s all we talked about.
Just RAW and the Rumble”. Although he had not appeared in WWE for over a decade, Carlito said that it felt like "the old days" upon returning to the promotion.