WWE Raw: Carlito Competes in His First Match on Raw in More Than a Decade

Carlito made his surprise return at this year’s Royal Rumble and showed off an impressive new physique at 240lbs.

The former United States Champion hasn’t been seen in WWE since his release back in May 2010. Over the past decade, Carlito’s only appearance came back in 2014 when he inducted his father Carlos Colon into the WWE Hall of Fame.

Carlito was advertised for Legends Night earlier in the year but later confirmed that he wasn’t scheduled to be part of the show and was instead part of the Royal Rumble match.

Following Carlito’s surprise return, the former Champion made his return to Monday Night Raw and wrestled his first match on the Red Brand in more than a decade by teaming with Jeff Hardy against Elias and Jaxson Ryker.

Carlito was able to deliver a backstabber to Elias in order to set up the finish with Jeff Hardy and help The Charismatic Enigma to pick up an important win in his feud with The Drifter.

Mid-way through the match, the commentary team noted that Carlito’s return to Raw was a full-time one, which means that the WWE Universe could be seeing more of the “Cool” star in the future.