WWE Confirms Massive Return Of Huge 2000s Star For WWE Legend’s Night

Published 12/27/2020, 11:27 AM EST
CARLITO – 13.06.2009 – WWE Raw Live 2009 – Arenes de Nimes, (Photo : Icon Sport via Getty Images)


Monday Night Raw will see a massive return in 2021 as former WWE superstar Carlito will appear on the January 4th episode of Raw. That edition of Raw is being labeled as WWE Legend’s Night and will see the return of a plethora of legends. However, no name will provide the shock and awe like Carlito.

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Former WWE superstar Carlito set for return

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Carlito was one of the most popular names in WWE during the 200os. He debuted in 2004 as a heel on SmackDown where he was referred to as Carlito Caribbean Cool.

The apple-chewing, trash talking, Puerto Rican quickly got over with the fans and was rewarded with the United States Championship in his first match.

Beating John Cena in your debut match is a huge feat. Of course, Cena was nothing close to the polarising Superstar he is now, but winning the United States Championship from Cena in your first match was still quite a big deal.

He would maintain a streak of successful title defences. Eddie Guerrero, Rob Van Dam and Rey Mysterio were just some names that fell to Carlito.

In 2005, Carlito won the Intercontinental Championship after being drafted to Raw. He had now held the secondary championships of both Raw and SmackDown.

This beckoned a main event run for the coolest guy in the business. He entered the Elimination Chamber match in 2006. Inside the structure, he eliminated Shawn Michaels (former winner), Chris Masters and Kane, before falling to John Cena.

He would slowly transition out of the main event and back into the midcard. Alongside his brother Primo Colon, Carlito held the Unified Tag Team Championships.

His career in WWE would come to an unfortunate end after he had several drug related violations. This led to his release from the company.

WWE Legend’s Night to take place on January 4th

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After ten long years, Carlito steps back into the WWE. Along with him, several legends are scheduled to appear for the Legend’s Night. These include Hall of Famers Hulk Hogan, Ric Flair, Mark Henry, Booker T, Sgt. Slaughter and former WWE Women’s Champions Ivory and Victoria.

It often means that shows like these are for fans to unwind and delve in a bit of nostalgia. Many fans loved watching the likes of Carlito, Ric Flair, Edge, Beth Phoenix, and many more put on outstanding performances in the 2000s. Tune into Raw on January 4th to see how Legend’s Night unfolds.

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Nathan Fulgado

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Nathan Fulgado is a WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. Having published close to 1000 professional wrestling articles, Nathan is currently pursuing his Journalism degree from Xavier's College. He has previously worked at Free Press Journal as a local journalist.

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