When it comes to talent, one cannot overlook Carlito. This is a guy who is impressive in the ring. The “Backstabber ”is one of the most brutal finishing moves in the WWE today, and each time it’s executed, it gets a rise out of the crowd.
Not many finishing moves draw such a crowd reaction (one would also argue the RKO, Widow’s Peak, and Shooting Star Press). Not many people are as versatile in the ring, as they are on the microphone.
How many wrestlers can one name that can pull off a standing huracanrana?! Carlito’s standing dropkicks are impressive, and he knows his way around the ropes.
He is a former Intercontinental and US Champion, which many believe is the step below a World Title, and these guys are often those who are the future World Champions.
There have been rumblings that Carlito at times has been unhappy with his role in the WWE, that he feels he is often held back. Vince talked him into staying a few years ago.
Can one really blame him, especially when the main event always has the same guys?
This guy oozes charisma, his cultural background adds more to his personality (speaking Spanish in his promos, hailing from the Caribbean, his Cabana, etc), and the apple-spitting gimmick is a fan favorite.
As his theme says, “I spit in the face of those who don’t want to be cool!”, and this guy is definitely cool! Plus, his fro only adds to his charisma. There aren’t many wrestlers whose hair add to their persona (besides Alicia Fox and Tyson Kidd).
I know it’s somewhat of an irrelevant detail, but it’s a small thing that makes a difference in affecting a wrestler’s personal, and Carlito is definitely one of them! Now that’s cool!