Bobby Lashley, the new WWE Champion, is using his pull backstage! Former WWE Intercontinental Champion Carlito sat down with Wrestling Inc. Managing Editor Nick Hausman recently to discuss a wide variety of topics. Here, Carlito reveals how Hurt Business members Bobby Lashley, Shelton Benjamin and MVP lobbied hard for the former top WWE star to re-join the company. Carlito told Hausman the following quote. Carlito recently made this bold WWE drug test remarks.
“A couple of the boys have been talking backstage like MVP, Shelton [Benjamin], Bobby [Lashley], The Hurt Business guys have always been throwing my name around in the back,” Carlito revealed that the WWE champ is making big demands with his growing power. “So I think they’re the ones that got the ball rolling, and then [Mark] Carano ended up calling me and asked if I want to be in The Rumble. It was a good two days.”
During the same interview, Carlito his participation during the 2021 Men’s Royal Rumble and getting to see familiar faces during his extremely brief return to the company as he continued in the interview.
“Hadn’t been in a WWE ring in over 10 years, but it was weird man. A lot of stuff was new, but at the same time, a lot of stuff is the same, and the first 20 minutes, I felt something new,” Carlito admitted. “And then after that, it’s kind of like back in the day, which is surprising because so many years have gone by, you think it wouldn’t feel so familiar, but for some reason it did because a lot of the backstage people are still there, which is crazy because they were there before me too.
Carlito then concluded: “So it was good to see a lot of them. There was a lot of familiar faces that I didn’t expect to see. Of course, the culture, the backstage area [and] just the way the business is run in the back, it was different, but like I said, a lot of different things at the same time. A lot of stuff is very very much the same.” Carlito also revealed not too long ago the worst part of his WWE return.
Credit to Wrestling Inc. for the quotes.