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“It was actually kind of the opposite” – Carlito refutes claims of him not having passion for wrestling

Archie Blade

Carlito refutes claims of him not having passion for wrestling

Carlito refutes claims of him not having passion for wrestling. The former WWE Superstar has been accused of being lazy and unmotivated.

During his run in the WWE, Carlito was told time and time again that despite all his talents, he lacked focus. He did not have passion for the business and his head was elsewhere instead of where it should have been. However, Carlito does not agree with that assesment.

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The former United States Champion told James Romero of Wrestling Shoot Interviews that he was actually very passionate about the business. So much so that it frustrated him when the WWE did not use him because he was missing out on opportunites to perform.

Carlito refutes claims of him not having passion for wrestling

“You feel held hostage. They’re not gonna use you, they’re not gonna let you go. What are you gonna do? It’s funny because they thought I had no passion, but it was actually kind of the opposite. I didn’t want to go out there and just do nothing or just sit around in the back, so it was very frustrating. I should have found a better way to channel my anger management.”

He went on to add that he asked for his release several times and even tried to get himself fired. Looking back, it appears he somewhat regrets it, considering he revealed he would have done things differently if he could.

“I’d asked for my release about three times. Once I realized they weren’t gonna release me, I’m like, ‘Alright, if you’re not gonna fire me, I might as well have some fun with it.’ So I would find ways to make the office annoyed or get myself fired.

“That was kind of my own entertainment because they weren’t gonna use me. So I kind of felt like, ‘Well, if you’re not gonna use me, I’m not gonna just sit around.’ So that was kind of my goal, which looking back is very immature on my part. If I could go back, I’d do things differently. That was kind of my entertainment those last couple of years.”

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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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