Carlito made his WWE return at Backlash and he has revealed who came up with the idea for him to be a part of the show.
There have been many great crowds at WWE events this year including the Elimination Chamber event in Montreal, WrestleMania 39 in Los Angeles, and Money in the Bank in London, but perhaps the best of them all were the fans in San Juan, Puerto Rico at Backlash.
The match that many people considered to be the highlight of the show saw Grammy Award winner Bad Bunny defeat his former friend Damian Priest in a singles match. The match was chaotic with members of The Judgment Day trying to help Priest, but Bunny had the LWO (Rey Mysterio, Santos Escobar, Cruz Del Toro & Joaquin Wilde) on his side along with Puerto Rican wrestling legends Savio Vega and Carlito on his side.
Bad Bunny ended up picking up the win in the match while also celebrating with the LWO, Savio and Carlito.
During an interview with The Ringer Wrestling Show’s Cheap Heat podcast, Carlito revealed it was actually Bad Bunny who came up with the idea for Carlito to return for the match.
“Bad Bunny is a fan. I think he was a fan of mine growing up. One of his ideas was he thought it’d be a great idea for me to be a part of it. You know, of course being in Puerto Rico, you know, it just made perfect sense.”
Carlito officially rejoined the WWE roster at Fastlane
Following his return at Backlash, WWE was interested in bringing back the 44-year-old Carlito as a full-time performer again. A deal was signed in June and he didn’t make his official return on TV until Fastlane earlier this month.
At Fastlane, Carlito teamed up with Rey Mysterio & Santos Escobar of the LWO to beat Bobby Lashley & The Street Profits. Carlito hasn’t officially joined the LWO, but he is an ally of the group.
Bobby Lashley and The Street Profits weren’t happy about the Fastlane loss, so they did a cheap attack on Carlito this past Friday on Smackdown. That’s not cool.