Bruce Prichard talking some Carlito Cool.
The man who was once known in the WWE for spitting in the face of people who did not want to be cool Carlito Colon was the topic of conversation on 'Something To Wrestle' with Bruce Prichard and his host Conrad Thompson. Prichard played a key role in getting Carlito into to the WWE from Puerto Rico and once Carlito signed with the company there were a plethora of ideas tossed around about how to debut him and in the mean time Carlito who was already experienced in the ring was sent to the developmental system and Prichard stated during this podcast that Carlito even felt like he did not need to be in developmental.
Prichard and Conrad then went on to speak about Carlito's WWE debut and an interesting point came up regarding Carlito's respective RAW and SmackDown debuts. In his debut match on SmackDown he defeated John Cena for the United States Championship and in his RAW in-ring debut he defeated Shelton Benjamin for the Intercontinental Championship. Prichard discussed the creative decision to have Carlito pick up a title in both of his brand-debuts:
“*Prichard cues his Michael P.S. Hayes voice* Well, when he debuted on SmackDown he won the title. Why can’t when he comes to RAW he wins the title? That’s how we get Carlitos over”, Prichard continued in a more serious manner, “Again making an impact dude - just have him come on in and people think what have you got here - we thought a different environment for him being on RAW and let’s slide him right in there again.”
While on the topic of Carlito, Fightful has an "all-time WrestleMania" results article which covers the results from every single WrestleMania leading up to this year's event and in that article you can see Carlito's record at the "Grandest Stage Of Them All".
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