One former WWE star whose name has come up recently has been Carlito. He was advertised for WWE’s Legends Night show but did not appear. However, that has not stopped people from bringing his name up.
Jim Ross spoke about Carlito on a recent edition of Grilling JR, and explained why he felt Carlito’s run in WWE did not result in him being a bigger star. Here is the quote, courtesy of Wrestling News:
“He’s a good worker. His only enemy has always been his own motivation. He can be as good as he wants to be so therefore some perceive that he might be a little unmotivated, IE, a little lazy. He wasn’t lazy in his interactions with the fairer sex because he was a Hall of Famer in that area. If he kept his eye on the prize and wanted to go in and work, he was absolutely extraordinary. Carlos Colon was a big star in Puerto Rico and so forth, and owned the territory, the booker and all those things we talk about, but his son, Carlito, he was the star. He was the best. Eddie was a good hand.
Carlito could have been a big time star if he would have been more motivated in my opinion. I might be wrong on that deal, but I loved his work. Sometimes you see him go out there depending on the opponent or who talked to him last, whatever, and he was simply off the page. Then some nights he would go out there and he would work to the level of the talent he was working with and that’s not always a good thing.”
Carlito made his debut in WWE in 2004 and worked for the company until he was released in 2010.