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WWE Fastlane 2023: Ruthless Aggression era LEGEND set to RETURN tonight

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The WWE universe is buzzing with anticipation as Fastlane 2023 approaches, and the latest news has added even more excitement to the mix.

A legend from the Ruthless Aggression era is set to make a surprise return, and fans can’t wait to see who it is.

Rey Mysterio’s Team Dilemma for WWE Fastlane

Rey Mysterio, a stalwart of the WWE, was initially set to lead an LWO team against the formidable trio of Bobby Lashley, Montez Ford, and Angelo Dawkins.

However, recent events on SmackDown have thrown a spanner in the works. Cruz Del Toro and Joaquin Wilde, initially slated to be part of Mysterio’s team, were taken out in a brawl during Mysterio’s match against Bobby Lashley.

This unexpected turn of events left Mysterio in a tight spot. In a backstage segment, he revealed that Del Toro and Wilde would not be competing at Fastlane.

But Mysterio isn’t one to back down from a challenge. He hinted at teaming up with Santos Escobar and a surprise partner for the upcoming match.

The Return of Carlito

The WWE universe has been rife with speculation, and now it seems the cat is out of the bag. According to PWInsider, the surprise partner is none other than Carlito, a former US Champion and a key figure from the Ruthless Aggression era. This angle was specifically crafted to pave the way for Carlito’s return.

Rumours about Carlito’s return have been circulating for a while. In June, it was reported that he had cancelled several independent bookings, leading many to believe that he had re-signed with WWE.

There were also plans to bring him back on the July 7 edition of SmackDown, but this was postponed due to scheduling constraints.

Carlito’s association with the WWE isn’t new. He made a cameo appearance at the May 6th WWE Backlash premium live event in Puerto Rico. During this event, he sided with Bad Bunny to defeat Damian Priest, aligning himself with the LWO.

FAQ

  • Who is set to return at WWE Fastlane 2023?
    • Carlito, a legend from the Ruthless Aggression era, is set to make a surprise return.
  • Why was Rey Mysterio’s original team for Fastlane 2023 changed?
    • Cruz Del Toro and Joaquin Wilde, initially part of Mysterio’s team, were taken out in a brawl on SmackDown, leading to the change.
  • How did Carlito previously associate with WWE?
    • Carlito made a cameo at the WWE Backlash event in Puerto Rico in May, where he helped Bad Bunny defeat Damian Priest.
  • Was Carlito’s return planned earlier?
    • Yes, there were plans to reintroduce Carlito on the July 7 edition of SmackDown, but it was postponed.
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