Carlito has discussed the reaction to his return at this year’s Royal Rumble and the number of comments he has received on his physique.
The former WWE United States Champion made his return to WWE after a 10-year absence from the company. Entering the men’s Rumble match at number 8, he lasted just over 8 minutes before being eliminated by Elias. Much of the talk after his return was concentrated on his physique and the great shape he was in.
“It’s funny to me the way people reacted to how I look. I don’t know if it’s a compliment or if I didn’t look good before. I’m still trying to figure that out. When you get to my age, you have to learn about dieting and the importance of it. You get away with it when you’re younger, but now you have to learn how to eat spinach, that’s one thing; spinach, chicken breasts and apples, too.”
Carlito, who is 41 years old, is a 20 plus year veteran in, what for him, is the family business. Carlito’s father is WWE Hall of Famer and Puerto-Rican legend Carly Colon. During Carlito’s first run in WWE, he would win the WWE Tag Team Championships with his brother Primo.
Carlito had his first match on Raw for a decade following his return. He teamed with long-time rival Jeff Hardy to defeat Elias and Jaxson Stryker.
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