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“I was trying to get heel heat, but people thought I was for real” – Carlito explains where where his backstage heat started developing from

Archie Blade

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Carlito explains where where his backstage heat started developing from.  The former WWE star had a bad reputation backstage.

Carlito and Ric Flair fought against Chavo Guerrero and Gregory Helms in the Wrestlemania 23 pre-show. In an  interview with Ottawa Sun, the former United States Champion claimed that the reason he wasn’t on the main card was because of politics.

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“I’m out of WrestleMania. Apparently, they had to make space for Kane versus Khali and Melina versus Ashley. How can I be at WrestleMania? If I politic and kiss a**, I should make it.”

During a recent conversation with James Romero of Wrestling Shoot Interviews, Carlito revealed that his comments were made in character. However, it wasn’t received as such backstage and that’s where his heat backstage began.

Carlito explains where where his backstage heat started developing from

“I think it was when the internet was first coming out or whatever and I was just doing my heel stuff. I didn’t know it would take on a life of its own like that, I was just being a heel but people took it as a shoot type of thing.

“At that point I already have to own it, so I guess now it’s that… so what are you gonna do? But yeah, I was just trying to get some heel heat, but it turned into people thought I was for real with it. That’s kind of the beginning where my heat backstage started developing from.”

Carlito left the WWE back in 2010. He returned to the WWE earlier this year in the Royal Rumble match. He also made an appearance on the RAW after, teaming up with Jeff Hardy in his final match.

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Archie Blade

Archie Blade


Archie is a WWE and UFC Editor/Author at the SportsRush. Like most combat sports enthusiasts, his passion for watching people fight began with WWE when he witnessed a young Brock Lesnar massacre Hulk Hogan back in 2002. This very passion soon branched out to boxing and mixed martial arts. Over the years he fell in love with the theatrics that preceded the bell and the poetic carnage that followed after. Each bruise a story to tell, each wound a song of struggle, his greatest desire is to be there to witness it all. His favorite wrestler is Shawn Michaels and he believes that GSP is the greatest to ever step foot inside the octagon. Apart from wrestling, he is also fond of poetry and music.

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