In July of last year the WWE changed the landscape of the company once again as they decided to bring back the brand split. Once the announcement came out rumors began to fly that numerous people were contacted by the company to return and help with the depth on the lacking roster. Many veterans including Rhino, Shelton Benjamin, Carlito, John Morrison, Melina, and various others. Though the number of returns was very low and we are almost a year into the split the WWE could afford to pay some old faces to return to the company still.
Back in 2004 a new face appeared almost out of nowhere on the Smackdown brand to win the Untied States title from John Cena. When he made his debut Carlito was one of the more unique members of the roster as he had a different gimmick unlike most everyone else on the roster and would use that to his advantage. During his run with the WWE he would win both the United States and Intercontinental titles in his debut on Smackdown and Raw respectively. I do think I am one of those many fans who thought that Carlito absolutely had the potential to become the World Champion and lead the company on the Main Event level.
Sadly, Carlito would mutually departed from the company after a very successful run with the company. Now if he would make a return I don't know if he would be as successful due to the "WWE Return stigma" (which will be discussed more in depth in a later post) but basically it's that he isn't new anymore and his gimmick would need to be different then what it was to feel nostalgic. However, I do think that Carlito would make a very good addition to the WWE roster as he would be an established name for the company and would allow them to have another proven commodity to help build for the future.
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