Carlito did not originally intend to become a wrestler and It was not until completing his college education that he decided to train, after noticing that his condition was on par with the wrestlers.
Carlos Edwin Colón Junior (born February 21, 1979, San Juan, Puerto Rico) is a Puerto Rican professional wrestler who is best known for his time with WWE under his in-ring name Carlito. He is a member of the Colón wrestling family, being the son of Carlos Colón Sr. He debuted in his father’s promotion, World Wrestling Council, eventually winning WWC Universal Heavyweight Championship 17 times, and WWC Puerto Rico Heavyweight Championship once. During the early years of his career, he made appearances for the X Wrestling Federation and Funking Conservatory, winning his first international championship.
Carlito was born to a Puerto Rican professional wrestler and World Wrestling Council founder Carlos Colón Sr. and his wife Nancy. He has three younger siblings, including fellow wrestlers Primo and Stacy Colón, both of whom performed in the World Wrestling Council. He graduated from the Jesuit school Colegio San Ignacio de Loyola in 1997. He did not originally intend to become a wrestler and It was not until completing his college education that he decided to train, after noticing that his condition was on par with the wrestlers despite his age.
|Name||Carlos Edwin Colón Junior|
|DOB||21 February 1979, 43 years|
Carlito made his WWE debut on October 7, 2004, as “Carlito Caribbean Cool”. He was shown as someone who was always a big mouth and liked to spit apple “in the face of people who don’t want to be cool”. He defeated John Cena for the United States Championship in his first match on the main roster by using a steel chain to knock out Cena. He then had an undefeated streak that stretched to 14 matches, during which he successfully defended the title against Rob Van Dam, Rey Mysterio, Eddie Guerrero and Hardcore Holly. He held the United States Championship for forty-two days, losing it back to Cena after suffering a legitimate injury.
Carlito was involved in a comedic angle with SmackDown’s then-general manager, Theodore Long which showed him being forced to do demeaning chores around the arena, such as selling hot dogs, removing snow etc. As a result of these actions, he created a petition in support of Long’s destitution, but was unsuccessful. He later entered a feud with The Big Show after Big Show refused an offer to work in an enforcer role for Carlito. This feud involved Carlito tricking Big Show into eating a poisoned apple, and Matt Morgan becoming Carlito’s enforcer. This feud ended with Carlito defeating Big Show at Judgment Day after interference from Morgan.
Carlito was drafted to RAW in 2005. He won the Intercontinental Championship from Shelton Benjamin on his RAW debut. He then lost the Intercontinental title to Ric Flair at Unforgiven. Towards the end of 2005, he was involved in a brand rivalry which led to him discontinuing Carlito’s Cabana. The angle concluded with Carlito wrestling for Team RAW against Team SmackDown in a Survivor Series match at Survivor Series. Later, him and Chris Masters joined forces as a tag team. Together they competed against Big Show and Kane for the World Tag Team Championship at WrestleMania 22. Carlito and Masters lost when Masters accidentally attacked Carlito. Their rivalry concluded at Backlash, where Carlito defeated Masters.
WWE United States Championship (1 time)
WWE Intercontinental Championship (1 time)
WWE Tag Team Championship (1 time) with Primo
World Tag Team Championship (1 time) with Primo
Carlito left WWE in 2010 after seven years with the company. He made his return in the 2021 Men’s Royal Rumble before teaming up with Jeff Hardy to defeat Elias and Jaxson Ryker on RAW. Speaking on The Angle Podcast, the Puerto Rican star recently confirmed he has had no contact with WWE since appearing on RAW.
The Colóns were a Puerto Rican professional wrestling tag team that consisted of real-life brothers, Carlito and Primo. The team worked for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). They were the first-ever Unified WWE Tag Team Champions, being holders of both the WWE Tag Team Championship and World Tag Team Championship.