Update On Carlito’s Future With WWE After Backlash Return
Backlash in Puerto Rico was a huge success for WWE with a raucous crowd giving a huge ovation to returning former US Champion Carlito among the highlights.
The Puerto Rican fans were unglued for the match that pitted their all-conquering rap superstar Bad Bunny against The Judgment Day’s Damian Priest. Bunny received an ovation like very few others with the fans singing along to his song that played him out to the ring.
When he stepped between the ropes however, the fun and games were over as The Judgment Day’s punisher did what he does best as he picked apart his WrestleMania 37 tag team partner.
However, Bad Bunny courageously kept fighting back and those watching on must have been worried as Finn Balor and Dominik Mysterio appeared to give Priest the advantage. Rey Mysterio came to his aid but with the numbers too much for even the WWE Hall of Famer, former US Champion Carlito made his way to the ring to an ovation that almost took the roof off the building. He helped clean house along with former WWE star and Puerto Rican wrestling legend Savio Vega which left Bad Bunny to pick up the win over Priest.
Fightful Select has reported that those in WWE were very happy with the return of Carlito and it was noted that the star had “matured” since his days as a full-time WWE Superstar. The crowd reaction was noted to be “even better than expected” for the star who left the company back in 2010. The Backlash appearance was said to be a one-off but those plans could change in the future.