Recently multiple sources reported that Carlito has signed with WWE and was supposed to return for Friday Night SmackDown at Madison Square Garden. However, the former Intercontinental Champion Carlito didn’t appear and now, we got the potential reasons for it.
Carlito has appeared in WWE for a couple of times over the past two years. He entered the 2021 Royal Rumble Match as a surprise participant and also appeared at WWE Backlash to the aid of Bad Bunny this year. He is now set to make his much-awaited full-time return to the company.
Despite rumors of an appearance on Smackdown at Madison Square Garden, the Puerto Rican superstar Carlito has yet to return to WWE. Mike Johnson of PWinsider reported that officials may not have wanted his return to be overshadowed on the show.
“One WWE source noted that Carlito’s return on last week’s Smackdown “would have been lost in the wake of the Bloodline” so it was for the best he didn’t return that evening. The LWO was used only for cameo appearances on the episode,” wrote Johnson
Although there is no official return date set, fans might see the former US Champion Carlito back on television soon. He is expected to join the LWO upon his return.