Former WWE Superstar Carlito was a guest on the Chair Shots To The Cranium show, where he discussed what he has learned since being released from WWE and commented on possible difficulties WWE suffers by having the Performance Center.

Carlito was released from his WWE contract eight years ago, but he was last seen on WWE TV in 2014 during his father’s Hall of Fame induction.

Carlito first explained how he has matured over the years since leaving WWE. The wrestler explains that he has learned a lot about pacing, physical abilities and how to better handle situations.

“I think I’ve had time to really think about things. I enjoy the slowed-down pace. What I’ve learned is kinda like what I think the great athletes like basketball players and stuff what you start to learn as your physical abilities start to dissipate or whatever. You start to adjust to succeed otherwise.

“I feel like a much better wrestler just because of new ways that I have found to workaround situations and entertain people. It’s like a total difference performance now than when I was younger when I was just worried about how high I could jump or what flip I could do.”

Additionally, Carlito commented that having a Performance Center is fantastic for WWE. It provides athletes a ground where they can hone their skills and become better performers. The one problem he sees with it is that it doesn’t help create various styles that competitors can use, which could lead to many performers acting the exact same way and not allowing anything to stand out.


“I don’t know much about NXT, I don’t really see much of it. I heard it’s a great product. I heard the [WWE Performance Center] is a state-of-the-art thing like you know, I wish we had that in our day — we didn’t have that — so you know they have a whole staff training. Not just wrestling, but weight training and all kinds of stuff

“I think it’s great. The only thing is I’ve always been a fan of not throwing everything into one bucket, like having different styles. I feel like a lot of those guys just go into a system and instead just work the system’s style and they start to deviate from what makes them unique.”

Where do you stand on that thought process? Do you agree with Carlito? Let us know in the comments down below.

With H/T to Wrestling Inc for the transcription.

Steve Carrier

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