Barely weeks after receiving a thunderous welcome at WWE Backlash in Puerto Rico, former WWE Intercontinental Champion, Carlito, is reportedly back in the ring. His appearance at the event had spurred a flurry of speculations about his future, and it seems the conjecture is turning into a reality.
Fans are abuzz with the news of the second-generation wrestling luminary signing a fresh contract with WWE. The scoop, as reported by the PWInsider Elite, indicates that Carlito's comeback is slated for Friday, July 7. With less than a month to go for the grand re-entry, anticipation among fans is palpable.
The impending return is all set to happen on the "WWE SmackDown" episode, a choice that aligns well with the fact that Carlito's compatriots from the Latino World Order—Santos Escobar, Cruz Del Toro, Zelina Vega, Joaquin Wilde, and Rey Mysterio—have recently been drafted to the 'blue brand' through the 2023 WWE Draft.
Carlito's Unforgettable Backlash Comeback
Carlito's surprise emergence at the WWE Backlash in early May is still fresh in memory. He had made a dramatic entry, aiding Grammy-award winner Bad Bunny to triumph over Damian Priest from Judgment Day in a scintillating San Juan Street Fight.
Veteran WWE legend Savio Vega had also joined him in this surprise intervention. Following the match, both Carlito and Vega pledged their allegiance to the Latino World Order, adding further intrigue to their roles. Post the surprise appearance, Carlito had remained elusive, stating he was "open to whatever".
His enigmatic statement found some clarity when he was later spotted in Orlando, Florida, reportedly for discussions with WWE. At a recent House of Glory event, he teasingly addressed the swirling rumors, stating, "The rumors are true" but quickly clarified that he was referring to his match with El Hijo Del Vikingo.
Born to WWE Hall of Famer Carlos Colon Sr., Carlito carved his own path in the wrestling world, engaging with WWE from 2003 to 2010. He has an illustrious history of holding the WWE United States and Intercontinental titles, in addition to clinching both the WWE and World Tag Team Championships.
Now, as he gears up for a return, fans eagerly await the unfolding of another thrilling chapter in his professional journey.