WWE rings could soon see the return of a familiar face. Reports have emerged that Carlito, a former Intercontinental Champion, has informed promoters that he’s officially signed with WWE once again’‹.
The news was first reported by Dave Meltzer on Wrestling Observer Radio. He noted that Carlito was initially scheduled to perform for Great North Wrestling on July 15th.
However, Carlito has since reached out to Devon Nicholson (also known as HANNIBAL TV or The Bloodhunter) and informed him that he would not be able to participate in the show due to his new contract with WWE’‹.
The Big Pop in Puerto Rico and Carlito’s History
Carlito’s recent activities have sparked speculation about his full-time return to WWE.
This speculation was fueled by his surprise appearance at the Backlash event in Puerto Rico on May 6th. Carlito made a significant impact by saving Bad Bunny, leading to a huge pop from the crowd.
Reports following this event indicated that Carlito was in Orlando, Florida, earlier this month on WWE-related business’‹.
Carlito’s last full-time performance for WWE was back in 2010. He did make a brief return in 2021, where he competed in the Royal Rumble and teamed up with Jeff Hardy on the post-PPV edition of Monday Night Raw’‹.
Implications of Carlito’s WWE Return
Carlito’s return to WWE has potentially significant implications for the wrestling world. It could be seen as a major development in WWE’s ongoing efforts to boost its roster and bring back seasoned veterans to enhance its programming.
This move may also result in increased viewership, as Carlito’s popularity has not diminished over the years. His surprise appearance at Backlash and the subsequent reaction from the crowd in Puerto Rico are a testament to his enduring appeal among wrestling fans.
As we wait for official confirmation from the company themselves, the wrestling world is abuzz with anticipation over the potential impact of Carlito’s return. Will he recapture the Intercontinental Championship? How will his return shape the storylines? Only time will tell. Regardless, one thing is clear: Carlito’s return to WWE is sure to bring excitement and unpredictability back to the ring.