Carlito made his shocking return during last month’s Royal Rumble pay-per-view. It was his first appearance inside a WWE ring in over a decade. Carlito was released by WWE back in 2010 and he was largely seen as a Superstar who could not live up to expectations.

WWE Hall Of Famer Jim Ross had previously blamed Carlito’s laziness for his downfall in WWE. While speaking on ‘Ask Arn Anything’, WWE Hall Of Famer Arn Anderon discussed Carlito’s WWE career.

Anderson was asked if Carlito had what it takes to become a WWE World Champion. Anderson revealed that Carlito was never going to become a World Champion in the company as he was more of a gimmick character.

“For the big title? No, because he was a gimmick. Character. Entertaining character and I don’t think he would have had the dedication because he was a big kid, and he was having fun. That’s great if you are one of the troops.”


Anderson then elaborated on what he said, stating that being a World Champion came with a lot of duties. Anderson believed Carlito didn’t have the dedication to become a meaningful WWE Champion.

“But if you make him the champion, now he’s got early morning radio. He’s got media. He’s got all these appearances, which a lot of people don’t understand, you have to represent the company and the business in a way that people are going to look at it and go, ‘Damnn! That guy is a star. I just thought he was a wrestler.’ He knows what he is talking about. He is articulate. He is intelligent. Looks good in a suit. He is always on time for those early morning radio shows. A lot goes into being champion.”

Carlito previously talked about his future in WWE. Carlito said that he was unsure whether a full-time return as a WWE Superstar will be possible.

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