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Former WWE Superstar returning to SmackDown brand

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Former WWE Intercontinental Champion Carlito is currently preparing to make a triumphant return to the company as part of the WWE SmackDown brand.

Following his surprise appearance at WWE Backlash in Puerto Rico, Carlito received an enthusiastic response from fans, which underscored the enduring popularity of this second-generation star.

The electrifying atmosphere and the public’s positive response have seemingly culminated in Carlito signing a new deal with WWE’‹.

Carlito’s Comeback: Set for SmackDown

According to PWInsider Elite, Carlito is all set to make his grand re-entry into the WWE universe on Friday, July 7th.

This date marks the star’s return to the wrestling ring after a significant hiatus, and his comeback is notably less than a month away.

The excitement is further amplified by the fact that Carlito’s return will be on the SmackDown brand. This decision aligns with the recent 2023 WWE Draft, which saw many of Carlito’s comrades in the Latino World Order, including Santos Escobar, Cruz Del Toro, Zelina Vega, Joaquin Wilde, and Rey Mysterio, being drafted to the blue brand’‹.

An Unexpected Appearance at WWE Backlash

Carlito’s previous surprise appearance at WWE Backlash in early May was a moment to remember. He aided Grammy-winner Bad Bunny in defeating Judgment Day’s Damian Priest in a San Juan Street Fight.

Carlito, alongside fellow WWE legend Savio Vega, played a pivotal role in the match. This appearance also marked the moment when Carlito and Vega publicly pledged their allegiance to the Latino World Order’‹.

Carlito’s Teaser: Fueling Speculations

In the wake of the surprise appearance at WWE Backlash, Carlito had stated that he was “open to whatever.” Later, he was seen in Orlando, Florida, reportedly there to converse with WWE officials.

The wrestling icon further stoked speculations during a recent House of Glory event. While addressing the rumours, Carlito affirmed, “The rumours are true,” but clarified that he was referring to his match with El Hijo Del Vikingo’‹.

A Nostalgic Journey: Carlito’s History with WWE

The son of WWE Hall of Famer Carlos Colon Sr., Carlito has a rich history with WWE, having served the company from 2003-2010.

During his tenure, he held the WWE United States and Intercontinental titles, in addition to the WWE and World Tag Team Championships. His return promises to bring back the nostalgia associated with his reign and adds a new chapter to his already illustrious career’‹.

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