WWE Superstar Carlito (Carlos Colon) has been released from his World Wrestling Entertainment contract as of today May 21, 2010. Carlito’s termination was due to his first violation of the WWE Wellness Program and his subsequent refusal to attend a rehabilitation facility.
First strike and he's out. Isn't refusal to attend rehab what got Umaga fired?
They did not wish him well on his future endeavors. That's not cool.
Originally posted by StaggerLeeWell, the way I remember it, he never was that big on actually BEING a wrestler, so I can see where he'd maybe get tired of it and not want to attend rehab as an excuse to be able to quit.
That's kind of what I thought too, when it came to this. Carlito saw his chance at an out, and took it.
And there's really nothing left for Primo to do at this point, so I give it about two weeks before he's future endeavored.
You know, I remember at Unforgiven '06 when they booked Carlito and Orton in one of the upper midcard matches. Carlito was in the middle of his angle with Trish and Orton was starting to get a major heel push after his post-Evolution failed face turn. I remember saying at the time that the E had booked themselves in a corner and that the winner would eventually hit the main event while the loser would go straight to Jobberville. There was really no other way to go. Orton won clean and...well, the rest was history.
Carlito had a lot of potential, but it just never clicked, which is just a shame.
Irrc he had been trying to get released for a while and was very unhappy. Hopefully he gets the help he needs along the way. Amazing how far he fell. He went from beating Cena for The US Title and Shelton Benjamin for the I.C Title less than a year into his run. The last few years nothing for the most part and wrestling on Superstars the past year or so.
I've always liked Carlito, but he never seemed like he cared or put a lot of effort into things, he was just there. I'm guessing that's why he's always had an on and off again push. Maybe this will light a fire under his ass?
Originally posted by TheOldManDoes "rehabilitation facility" tip off that it was for recreational drug use? I'm not sure there's much to do with PED's except tell someone to stop using.. maybe an educational program.
Steroids can be addicting too. Usually it's because some can mask chronic pain, but also you can become addicted to 'looking good' and think you need the roids to maintain that look.
Either way, my gut says he smoked weed a few times waiting to get caught so he could get out of his contract. If he's not happy as a wrestler, then hopefully he's saved enough money to get started in something that he wants to do.
Meltzer said without saying that Carlito showed up to Toronto In No Condition To Compete with large amounts of painkillers without a prescription, which is why he had to go to rehab even without a failed test or any strikes.
Well, i knew this was going to happen eventually, but I'd be lying if I say I'm not a little surprised. He seemed like he was in line for a push on Raw, too bad we won't get to see what the plans were.
I'm glad he's back even if he sticks with the same old Stone Cold. I happen to like that character just fine. That being said, they've got to pair him up against someone not named Triple H after WrestleMania.