Carlito was one of better known WWE Superstars during his time in the company, where he won championship gold a few times. Following his WWE release, he returned to the company only a couple of times in the last decade – with his Backlash return being the most well-received one. Despite a lot of discussions, it appears that Carlito hasn’t exactly ruled out joining Tony Khan’s AEW.

The pro wrestling veteran returned during Bad Bunny and Damian Priest’s San Juan Street Fight at the Backlash Premium Live Event. The pro wrestling veteran came out to even the odds after The Judgment Day interfered in the match.

As previously reported, Carlito was rumored to have signed contract with WWE as he pulled out of an upcoming indie show. In fact, it was said that Carlito told even more promoters that he signed with WWE.

While speaking with the Attitude Era Podcast, Carlito addressed the possibility of joining AEW. Carlito stated that he would need a six-figure paycheck in order to join Tony Khan’s company.


“I don’t know, man. It’s not up to me. Everybody, you know, my resume is out there, you know what I mean? Like I said, I don’t go kissing up to anybody, and, you know, if you wanna call me, call me. Great, I’m open to whatever. But nobody calls me. [But if Tony Khan puts up with a nice six-figure check and some apples?] Yeah, I’d love to. But, you know, like I said, nobody calls me.”

Vince McMahon convinced him to stay in WWE despite multiple requests to leave. Carlito also signed a contract with WWE already, so Carlito’s comments are certainly interesting. Regardless, we’ll have to see when Carlito will return to WWE.

What’s your view on what Carlito said? Do you think he might actually go to AEW? Sound off in the comments!

Tags: Tony Khan
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