The WWE landscape took an electrifying turn on the latest episode of "WWE SmackDown" when Carlito emerged as the unexpected challenger to confront Santos Escobar, the notorious ex-leader of Legado del Fantasma. The tension escalated following an incident where Rey Mysterio, a beloved figure in the wrestling world, was sidelined due to an injury attributed to Escobar's ruthless tactics.
Carlito, a veteran superstar, made a dramatic entry to save Joaquin Wilde and Cruz del Toro from a vicious assault by their former mentor, Escobar. This bold intervention led to a high-stakes singles match announcement for the upcoming Survivor Series, igniting anticipation among fans.
Escobar's Venomous Promo
Escobar, not one to mince words, unleashed a scathing promo during the show. His venomous wishes for Mysterio's recovery – hoping for complications and a career-ending scenario – shocked the WWE community.
This distasteful tirade prompted Zelina Vega to leave her conversation with Wilde and del Toro abruptly and confront Escobar in the ring. The ensuing chaos, marked by Vega's slap and her quick exit, saw her lWo allies checking on her.
Escobar's subsequent berating of his former followers further inflamed tensions, leading to an attack that caught Carlito's attention and set the stage for their Survivor Series showdown. This matchup marks a significant milestone for Carlito, who made a triumphant return to WWE at Backlash in May.
Aligning with the lWo, he supported Bad Bunny in the tussle against Damian Priest. Despite participating in the 2021 Royal Rumble and being involved in various multi-man matches, Survivor Series will be Carlito's first singles match at a WWE premium live event since his 2007 bout against Ric Flair at Judgment Day.
This return to singles competition at such a high-profile event adds an extra layer of excitement and nostalgia, promising a match filled with intensity and high-flying maneuvers that could potentially redefine both wrestlers' careers.
As the WWE Universe eagerly anticipates this match, speculation and excitement are at an all-time high, guaranteeing a spectacle that will be remembered for years to come.