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"You know what cool is? You're looking at it!"

Carlos Edwin "Carly" Colón, Jr. (born February 21, 1979) is a Puerto Rican professional wrestler, eldest Carlos Colón's four children (who is one of the three founders of the Puerto Rican World Wrestling Council).

Initially dipping his feet in the family business to amuse himself, peer pressure to aspire for more and the fact he almost instantly caught on with the WWC fans lead to Carly becoming a thirteen time universal champion and the youngest person to hold the title to boot. Still, Carly did not expect his wrestling career to last up until he got a developmental deal with WWE where he, known as Carlito Caribbean Cool (eventually shortened to just Carlito), won the United States Championship in his televised debut match against John Cena, became only the second Puerto Rican to win the Intercontinental Championship after Pedro Morales, and became one half of the first Unified Tag Team Champions of the brand extension era alongside his brother, Primo. He and Primo have also held the WWC tag team titlesnote  and the Puerto Rican Wrestling tag team titles.


He was released from WWE in 2010, after which he returned to WWC, splitting his time between it and the indie circuit.

Among the other promotions Carlito has left a mark in are Family Wrestling Entertainment, where he won the heavyweight title belt, the Ecuadoran Wrestling Alliance Revolution and the Costa Rica based First Wrestling Society, where he was World Champion of each, The Millennium Wrestling Federation where he won the undisputed title, the Funking Conservatory where he has won the television championship belt and the Peru based promotion Imperio, where he won the world title in his debut. The list does not stop at them either. Back in his home WWC, he went on to win the Puerto Rican Title belt from TNT.

If you want to know more, you can start with That Other Wiki, which has an article on him too.


"I spit in the face of tropes that do not want to be cool!":

  • The Ace: He is the only wrestler to win a WWE title in two debuts. (His televised debut, which was also his debut on the SmackDown brand, and then in his debut on the Raw brand). This actually worked against him in real life as Jim Cornette accused him of just coasting by on the knowledge he was more talented than the rest of the OVW roster. On the other hand it might have worked out for the OVW roster, as his stints back to WWC eventually got some trainees spots on the WWC shows, which is always a helpful experience.
  • Afro Asskicker: He used to provide the page image. Carlito continued to wrestle with an afro even after Shawn Michaels demonstrated the drawbacks to it. In fact, don't draw attention to the drawbacks even to be helpful, it seems to make him wrestle better despite them. Here's Sean Carless's take.
  • Alliterative Name: Carlos Colón, Carly Colón, Carlito "Caribbean Cool" Colón, his name and primary nickname could be angled to this any number of ways. Further still "The Cool Canadian Caribbean Connection", which was's pet name for his pairing with Trish Stratus but could refer to Carlito himself after he became a Canadian citizen.
  • Alliterative Title: Canadian Wrestling's Elite Caribbean Cool Summer was a reference to Carlito's television title shot at Tyler Colton.
  • Ascended Extra: Started out as a camera man in WWC.
  • Author Avatar: He initially set out to start his own company but eventually became a partial owner of WWC, so he has other authors to keep him in check.
  • Bad Ass Beard: And a mustache during his second WWE heel run
  • Bash Brothers: With Konnan up until Konnan hit his sister with a guitar. Then Savio Vega until Carlito dropped him at Invader #1's suggestion.
  • Batman Gambit: Carlito poisoned the apple he usually eats, knowing The Big Show was going to beat him up and knowing Show could not resist spitting apple chunks all over Carlito the way Carlito usually does to other people. If Big Show had simply not decided to take Carlito's apple, he would not have been poisoned.
  • Battle Couple: With Trish Stratus, whom he just happened to save from Johnny Nitro and Melina while looking to get revenge on Nitro. The two then fell for each other. Later with Brie Bella... against her sister Nikki, who was aligned with the Miz and John Morrison.
  • Battle Strip: Early on in his career it was his wife beater. And the response to it would threaten to blow a hole in the roof. Later on in his career, he signaled that the end was nigh by unwrapping tape around his arms.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Coming to his father's aid against Ray González, before he was a wrestler at that. Saving Trish from Johnny Nitro and later Edge. Attempted but failed with Randy Orton, who gave Trish an RKO while Edge held Carlito back.
  • Big Entrance: One of his unofficial Red Barons, "The King Of Puerto Rico" was earned in 2005. Know how Prince Nana would brag about having members of The Embassy flown to the arena via helicopter? Carlito Caribbean Cool actually has been taken to a stadium in Caguas, Puerto Rico that way! For a WWC rematch of sorts against his little after getting injured wrestling for Smackdown.
  • Bitter Sweet Ending
    • The Universal Title was "frozen" after Carly and Bronco #1 were both down and three counted at the same time at the conclusion of Broco's title shot during Carly's 8th reign. Carly would later decisively beat Bronco, only to be stripped of the title, as he could put off his move to WWE no longer.
    • At WWC Aniversario 2011, he retained the universal title belt against Abyss in a street fight (AKA, Monster's Brall) put got put through two chairs afterward and unable to stand while Abyss walked off.
  • Braids of Action: Early in OVW, Carlito wrestled in cornrows.
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: He's shown he's more than capable of handling his own against the likes of Randy Orton and John Cena, but doesn't really care about his big losses and would be more content schmoozing, picking up women and the like, something Ric Flair calls him out on here.
  • Cain and Abel: The Cain to Eddie/Primo's Abel. They usually manage to get along though. When they do not, Carlito is usually the Cain. Primo often instigates the feud, but only because Carlito is such a jerk he has to be brought down a peg. (for instance, Carlito told the OVW staff he had no brother)
  • Cameo: In Montel Vontavious Porter's first music video, "Holla To The World"
  • Canada, Eh?: He has family in Toronto and has since gained Canadian citizenship so he can see them whenever he wants.
  • Captain Ersatz: Carlito's initial promos and actions on Smackdown made him out to be essentially Razor Ramon, but shorter. He would quickly undergo Character Exaggeration regarding apples and from there eventually develop into something distinctive. Carlito and Razor Ramon would eventually have a series of encounters in 2007 under WWC.
  • Chain Pain: Unsuccessfully tried to turn this on The One Man Gang. It worked better when he defeated John Cena by hitting Cena with his own chain in his first Smackdown match. This trope later became the focal point of their feud as Carlito stole the chain and gave it to a hired thug named Jesus Aguilera to add insult to injury. John Cena would only refer to his fanbase as the "chain gang" once he finally got it back.
  • Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: And we're not just talking about his Finishing Move! The move is actually a back cracker version of the lung blower but Jim Ross started calling it the backstabber in reference to Carlito's betrayals of Torrie Wilson, Ric Flair, Chris Masters and his brother Primo. Better yet, ask his father, whom Carlito turned on when he questioned why Carlito allowed his enemies of eleven straight years, La Artilleria Pesada (the tag team of Thunder and Lightning), to run loose while leaving Ray González out to dry after he helped unmask them.
  • Crossover
    • He continued to work at WWC shows even after he was called up to the main WWE roster. One storyline that started in WWC and ended in OVW revolved around his brother and sister refusing to believe the up until then face Carlito was wrestling as a heel in the continental United States. His feud with Rowdy Roddy Piper is a storyline that started on Smackdown and finished at a WWC event.
    • Also, his semi regular partner Savio Vega is partial owner to rival promotion IWA.
    • Shaquille O'neal (who would later be a guest host on Raw) hit Carlito with a folding chair for trying to disrupt a Miami Heat game.
  • Damned by Faint Praise: When Eddie Kingston pinned him after kicking Carlito in the balls when the referee was not looking, Carlito congratulated him "For beating someone who used to be on TV" and then giving him the backstabber.
  • Defeating the Undefeatable: Pinned John Cena for the United States championship in his debut match.
  • Demoted to Extra: His career looked pretty promising in 2004, but WWE buried him mostly due to real life drug problems which he refused to fix, leading to his dismissal. Carlito stated his drug problem was fairly recent and he wanted to be fired which is why he refused to go to rehab. He did rehab after getting his wish.
  • Dirty Coward
    • Hiding behind Jesus Aguilera during his feud with John Cena and Matt Morgan during his feud with The Big Show. In WWE he even had shades of it as a face, such as when he and Primo were confronted by The Brian Kendrick's bodyguard, Ezekiel Jackson and Carlito announced his intentions to slap "the big one" after Primo made his move.
    • Also in his match with Ray González, where Carlito's head could have been shaved...back to the way it was before.
    • His refusal to fight El Illegal Chicano face to face when El Chicko Illegal started finishing opponents with a knockout punch. Camino a la Gloria shown it might have just been a ruse.
  • Distracted by the Sexy: During his father's WWE Hall Of Fame induction ceremony, Carlito seemed a bit more interested in the two women leading his father to the stage than anything else.
  • Drugs Are Bad: During the IWA invasion of WWC, Savio Vega taunted Carlito Caribbean Cool with a medicine bottle, saying he will always see Carlito as a tecato for refusing rehab in WWE. He did this to provoke WWC into accepting the challenge laid at IWA's Summer Attitude event.
  • Eloquent in My Native Tongue
    • When he tried out for WWE he was asked to "spic up" his English. This trait had most disappeared by the time of his official debut however, the occasional misplaced pronoun aside.
    • Played straight in IGF, IWS, DPW, QPW, STHLM and GWF even if you're assuming Japanese, Italian, Dutch, Arabic, Swedish or German could be his third language.
  • Enemy Mine
    • Ray González whenever they have the opportunity to face Thunder And Lightning(apart from their time in La Familia Milenio, which was mostly IWA anyway). Otherwise González prioritizes fighting Colóns. Ray González has also teamed with Carlito to fight Invader #1 and Invader #1 has teamed with Carlito to fight Ray González.
    • Carlito Caribbean Cool and Chavo Guerrero worked together to unseat Monster Pain as the World Wrestling League World Champion, but their efforts proved to be in vein.
  • Evil Is Petty: After Carlito and La Revolución injured Ray González in a cage, very likely ending his career, Carlito went into Rayting Minimarket and started to rearrange the merchandise.
  • Eye Take: When he and his NXT Rookie Michael Tarver were on losing streaks, Carlito yelled at the audience watching WWE Superstars to respect him and sported this look throughout his resulting match with John Morrison. Despite being a ten minute bout on a B Show it was perhaps the best match Carlito had all year just because of that expression. While wrestling the likes of Extreme Tiger, Mesías and La Parka in AAA, they made sure to zoom in whenever Carlito did his crazy eyes.
  • Finishing Move: The Backstabber (Double Knee Backbreaker)
  • Foreign Wrestling Heel: In Ecuador, though he ended up dropping the War title belt to an Ecuadoran in Florida, inverting the trope.
  • Full-Name Basis: In OVW and WWE, he was never addressed or referred to as "Carly Colón" or "Carlito Caribbean Cool" anywhere else but his profiles on their websites. In WWC, he's almost always referred to by the entire title to distinguish him from El Sensacional Carlitos. The two have even teamed together but are usually kept far away from each other. Incidentally, there is an (s) in Carlitos because he was originally drafted up by the IWA as a parody of Carlos and Carlito Colon, but he became popular enough for WWC to hire without altering the gimmick.
  • Funny Afro: Early in his WWE it was but the butt of many jokes and subject to a lot of physical abuse.
  • Gainaxing: Discussed: When annoyed with Chris Master's constant pectoral flexing, Carltio angrily announced he could do so as well, but then curiously asked if Chris's girlfriend Eve Torres could.
  • Game-Breaking Injury: His broken arm, which lead to him taking painkillers...
  • Generation Xerox: Subverted, he's the sibling who looks the most like his father and also the one who behaves the least like him. The one who looks least like daddy but is otherwise most like him is Eddie.
  • Genre Blind: Yeah, he seemed to have never watched Looney Toones, or else never expected its tropes to apply on a wrestling show during his encounters with Hornswoggle. Poor Carlito, expecting WWE to make sense.
  • Glass Jaw Referee: Carlito's exploitation of them lead to Hercules Ayala being named the referee for his and El Mega Campeon de AAA's Universal title match at WWC Euphoria 2011.
  • Grievous Harm with a Body: At the July 2015 Noches de Coliseo in Monterrey, Estrellita tried to kick Carlito's ass for exposing Hijo del Ninja's by pulling down his pants. Carlito settled for whipping Rico Rodriguez and Barbi Hayden at her. Then they launched Carlito himself into her.
  • Happy Dance: Before doing the figure four leg lock, one that often involves stomping on the hamstring.
  • Hammer Space Hair: His momentum shift move in Day Of Reckoning 2 sees him pull an apple from here. The former page image of Afro Asskicker was also of him holding weapons in his hair. He'd take up the apple move in actual matches later, just not the in the hair.
  • He Who Fights Monsters: As of March 2015, he basically became what Ray González was when he debuted to fight him. He even started bullying González's non wrestler son.
  • A Hero to His Hometown: Though Carly was initially hit hard enough with Tall Poppy Syndrome that The Sun had an article about it. Carly was viewed as a sellout in Puerto Rico for signing a deal with the WWE. The signing was was even mocked by WWC's rival and former WWE developmental territory, the IWA. Once people actually saw his work in OVW and WWE, Carlito overcame the syndrome and became a hometown hero. He received a standing ovation when he made a brief return to Caguas Puerto Rico to wrestle his brother following the 2004 Survivor Series, despite the fact Carlito was still a heel.
  • Hey, That's My Line!: His reaction whenever Primo said "That's cool!" when they were a tag team.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: During his 2005 Intercontinental Title defence against Ric Flair, Carlito got the upper hand after hitting Flair with a mid-air dropkick. Rather that attempting to pin Flair, he left the ring to retrieve his apple, intending to spit it at his opponent as was his trademark. When he got back into the ring and took a bite, however, he walked into a right hand from the Nature Boy that knocked his mouthful of apple down his throat, and was still choking on it when Flair locked in the figure four, forcing him to tap out in short order.
  • Hypocritical Humor: He teased Ashley Massaro for not taking care of her hair, then took it personal when she questioned this without making the obvious comeback about his. Carlito has admitted to doing very little to take care of his hair since he joined WWE.
  • I Have the High Ground: As a face but even then he would just as often use it a feint to transition into another move than actually jump into anybody, which Mighty Python discovered when he expected Carly to wrestle like the typical high flier. Carlito did have a pretty corkscrew moonsault though.
  • Irony: MNM made their Smackdown debut on Carlito's Cabana, with Carlito proclaiming them to be "cool". John Morrison and Melina by proxy wound up being Carlito's most persistent enemies in WWE down the road. Also, his Bolin services teammate Da Beast would later be a regular foe of International Super Stars Carlito and Santino as Shad Gaspard in Crime Time.
  • Jerkass: Parodied as a face when he was a self proclaimed, proud jerk ass. One who found other people's (Randy Orton's) jerk ass behavior as a challenge to his own as the jerk ass of Raw.
  • Jobber: A jobber team in his old Carly persona with Nova before they got called up to Smackdown as Carlito and Simon Dean(and had nothing further to do with each other).
  • Latin Lover: You know, if the lady is cool. Also, if a man was his opponent during Carlito's Gorgeous George phase in OVW (before he grew out his afro) or a woman was just unfortunate enough to be booked as his opponent on the indies, they'd quickly find out some of the moves in his arsenal resemble G-Rated Sex more than technical grappling.
  • Let's You and Him Fight
    • Cost himself the WWC Universal Title this way in January of 2015 by choosing to go after a confused Ray González while the two of them were surrounded by La Revolución rather than team up. La Revolución went on to attack both of them and then set their sights on the third Universal title contender Mighty Ursus, yet González, Colón and Ursus still kept fighting each other.
    • Finally averted, when Carlito joined with La Revolución and Juan Manuel Ortega against Mighty Ursus. This was especially unexpected because Ortega had been on a campaign to rid pro wrestling of the Colóns.
  • Messy Hair: Carlito intentionally does as little as possible with his hair. Sometimes it forms into a somewhat recognisable style inspite of his lack of effort, but most times the closest thing to "groomed" it looks like is as if he started something and then decided not to finish it.
  • Mixed Ancestry: Has referred to himself as half black.
  • The Napoleon: Not initially though, as he debuted when Smackdown still had a pretty strong cruiser weight division, so he was actually taller than almost half the roster. Definitely so on Raw though, and later with the abolition of the cruiser weight division. Also invoked by Razor Ramon during their WWC feud, where he would refer to Carlito as "mini razor", even though their characters had nothing to do with each other, since Razor was a Cuban drug dealer, and Carlito was a guy from Puerto Rico who spits apples in people's faces.
  • Not That There's Anything Wrong with That: He suspected Eddie Kingston's tag team partner, Black Jack Marciano, of being homosexual, but said that was fine since there was a new law in New York that allowed him to settle down with Eddie.
  • Offscreen Moment of Awesome: The Colóns (Carlito and Primo) were going to unify the World Tag Team Titles and the WWE Tag Team Titles in a match against The Miz and John Morrison at WrestleMania 25. This ended up as a dark match before the event.
  • Older Than They Look: Carlito is only three years younger than Trish Stratus and Torrie Wilson but he looked like a student dating his teacher while he was with them. Not that either looked bad, just that Carlito looked boyish. Once he grew out his facial hair a little he looked more his age. By contrast, Rosita, who he's been paired up with in FWE, is twelve years younger than him but it just looks like a junior dating a freshmen.
  • The Oldest Tricks in the Book: La Parka Jr. taught him the "Look up at that, now look down at this!" trick in the WWL. Carlito thought it was really clever.
  • One Steve Limit: An example between two different promotions but worth mentioning since he was one of the few wrestlers who worked in both at the same time. Carlito feuded with a stable known as "La Familia" in both WWC and WWE on Smackdown, the former group could be distinguished as "del Milenio". Also, Carlito's talk show ensured Colt Cabana wouldn't be able to retain use of his ring name on Smackdown the way Second City Saint stablemate CM Punk had.
  • Pec Flex: It's 2016 and the body guy is more cut than ever. His love for showing off lead to the an indecisive finish with Mr. 450, leaving the WWC Universal Title vacant again in September. He almost failed to regain it later in the month, having 450 beaten several times but being too busy bent over the ropes to give the audience a better look at his abs/biceps to realize it.
  • Power Stable
    • A member of Bolin Services in OVW, with Da Beast, The Giant Killer Mike Mondo and Kenny
    • The Carlito Caribbean Company, who aimed to take over WWC. However, once they managed to get the company's stocks Carlito's accomplices turned on him, forcing his dad to set things right.
  • Real Men Love Jesus: After stealing Jeff Hardy's slammy award, Carlito gave an acceptance speech in which he thanked Jesus along with Team Jacob, everybody's favorite place-Puerto Rico, and himself. The reason it was most likely not in reference to his old bodyguard is that that man was always referred to with a hard H sound while Carlito used a j.
  • Red Baron: Aside from "Caribbean Cool" becoming this after getting dropped from his ring name, Jim Ross also dubbed him "The Southpaw From San Juan" due to being about the only left handed man on the WWE roster. "Bodyguylito" in FWE and House Of Hardcore due to his cuts at the time. "Bad Apple" in Kamikaze Pro, as that was the name of the show he debuted on.
  • Remember When You Blew Up a Sun?: He got chants of "You Beat Cena!" at NWA New Jersey, which in turn lead to "Cena Sucks!" chants ringing out in a promotion that from then on would likely never have Cena under its banner.
  • Ring of Fire: Ended up in such a match after defeating Mighty Ursus in a steel cage match only to be jumped by the latter and friends and be put through a flaming table.
  • The Rival: John Morrison in and out of WWE since they started as tag team partners in OVW. In WWC, he feuded with El Mega Campeon de AAA. At the same time he teamed El Mesías, who is the same man, in AAA itself. Carlito has also fought Chris Masters a lot. His feud/friendship with "Puerto Rican Dream" Invader #1 carries over from his father. Then there is "Mr. Ratings" Ray González. Not only did Carly become a wrestler to beat Ray but they both use the figure four leg lock.
  • Rule of Cool: And if you're not, he'll spit in your face. Literally.
  • Run the Gauntlet: Put in a "Three Faces of Death Match" at WWC Aniversario 2010 in which Carlito would have to run the gauntlet against three mystery opponents.spoiler 
  • Screams Like a Little Girl: When he was sent to find the Undertaker on Smackdown, under threat of termination, and actually succeeded.
  • Screw the Rules, I Have Connections!: OVW ran an angle where Carly would start showing up to training sessions late after joining Bolin Services. When Jim Cornette yelled at him for it Carlito's response was that he was a star now and could do whatever he wanted.
  • Shmuck Bait: After running down why a peace offering Rico Casanova wasn't cool before challenging Tokyo Monster Kahagas for the CCW Heavyweight Championship belt, Carlito said he would give Casanova a chance to defend himself, to explain to all the people why he was in fact cool. Guess what happened as soon as Rico began speaking?
  • Sibling Team: With his brother Primo. They in turn teamed up with Bella Twins Nikki and Brie.
  • Sibling Triangle: Nikki Bella hit on Carlito while his brother, Primo was flirting with Brie Bella, Brie neglecting to tell everyone on the Smackdown roster she had a twin sister. Hilarity ensued until Victoria and Natalya revealed the Bellas' "secret". The brothers took it surprisingly well.
  • Signature Move: As a face/tween: Knee to the gut-running knee lift-clothesline, Springboard back elbow, fireman's carry flapjack. He also used the figure four leg lock and a stunner in OVW and WWC. He used a rock bottom early on too.
  • Sleeves Are for Wimps: Carly Colón started out wrestling with a shaved head in jeans and a wife beater. Later he'd wear no shirts with long gloves or arm bands, inverting the trope.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: His heel turn in WWC saw him proclaiming himself to already be a Puerto Rican icon and calling the audience sheep for paying more attention to the national basketball team's victory over USA than to him.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Presumably Carlitos is from confusion with that other guy. Where Carleto comes from is a mystery.
  • SpicyLatino: Defied, as though Carlito is definitely one in real life, various coworkers of his will let you know it, his WWE in ring persona was all about being "cool". He did have some temper flaring moments during his face runs though.
  • Spiteful Spit: If he has an apple handy and you're uncool enough.
  • Summon Bigger Fish
    • Vendetta Pro Wrestling commissioner Christian Cole booked Carlito in a match with Billy Blade due to disputes with Blade over who owned the company and Billy Blade's many disparaging remarks about "you kind of people", which in this case were Puerto Ricans.
    • Alpha Omega Wrestling gave their former Desert Champion Dexter Milhouse one last chance to earn a shot at the belt during their Genesis event by wrestling Carlito, the catch being that if Milhouse lost they wouldn't give him any more matches of any kind at all.
  • Super-Deformed: In some of his WWE merchandise he was depicted this way.
  • Talk Show with Fists: Carlito's Cabana, which he started on Smackdown after interrupting "Stone Cold" Steve Austin while he was in Piper's Pit, claiming no one wanted to see those two uncool geezers and got his ass kicked for it. Carlito later decided to drop the Cabana order to be taken more seriously in response to being drafted to Raw but then initially being passed over for Eric Bischoff's survivor series team against Smackdown. Before doing this he got to feud with Chris Jericho over whether Carlito's Cabana or the Highlight reel would get particular guests. In Metro Pro Wrestling he brought it back, or rater he hosted "Carlito's Recession Cabana" since he could not afford any props.
  • Talk to the Fist: Carlito's response to (the admittedly superior mat technician) Mentalo taunting him during a match for Canada's Wrestling Elite Title.
  • Taught by Experience: Carly's always tried to be a scientific wrestler but going abroad against the likes of Mentalo and Kendo KaShin taught him he had a little ways to go. It also meant when Two Time, Two Time All American American Jack Swagger came to WWC to soften Carlito up for Ray González Swagger no longer impressed. He had the advantage over Colon for about a minute on the mat, but in that time Carlito was able to figure Jack out and have him asking for a tag out.
  • Third-Person Person: Carlito finds this page lacking in the proper gratitude its makers should be giving. Carlito does not think they understand what a gift he has given them by allowing them to watch him wrestle and educate the world on the tropes he displays while doing so. Carlito would show you all how it is done but editing wikis is not cool.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Apples, of course. But Carlito does not like them enough not to spit them at you uncool people behind your uncool screens.
  • Training Montage
    • His training sessions with Issac Rosario were shown in the lead up to his first real WWC matches.
    • Carlito was used to help train Vince McMahon in one of Vince's montages
  • Tweener: When he made his full time return to WWC following his departure from WWE. He's remained an asshole, but he has a few nice moments and tends to be cheered against others who could be called "rudos".
  • Tyop on the Cover: When Guyana Times Entertainment announced he would be appearing on Maximum Sport they spelled his name Carleto, even though posters for the event went with Carlito.
  • Underwear of Power: Started with pants at first. Then went to underwear/tights. Then went to wearing Painted-On Pants after that.
  • Ur-Example: The first World Champion of Peru based Imperio.
  • Weapon of Choice: A shovel in his early WWC days.
  • Welcome to the Caribbean, Mon!: His pre debut WWE promos were all about him strolling through pretty Caribbean scenery and ruining it for all the uncool people who shared it with him.
  • Worked Shoot: The WWC face book page was full of scathing criticism of then new promotion World Wrestling League, a week before Carlito, one of the WWC owners, started working for the WWL and eventually became a contender for their top title. It had to be an act unless someone was purposefully trying to get fired.
  • Wouldn't Hit a Girl
    • ...unless they're booked in a match with him. Don't book women against Carlito casually.
    • This trait got on Candice LeRae's nerves, which lead to her relentlessly pounding on him, only stopping to yell at him to hit her. Carlito initially settled for deadly dodging, causing her and Joey Ryan to collide but when that wasn't enough it looked like Carly was finally going to fight back...only to be double teamed by the two before he could do anything.
  • Wrestling Family: Has a brother (Eddy, Primo), sister (Stacy), cousin (Orlando, Epico), uncle (Jose) and father (Carlos) who are also professional wrestlers.
  • Wrestling Psychology: Early on in his career a complaint about Carly was that his charisma on the mic was not matched by his in ring psychology. He has wrestled as a methodical technician, gymnastic show boat, unhinged madman and playful flirt all believably through different moves and body language since, so perhaps he got better?
  • Wrong Genre Savvy: Carlito was convinced masked wrestler Rey Fénix (who helped Sting beat Carlito in his Puerto Rican debut) was really Ray González trying to get around the fact he had been forced into retirement. This was a reasonable assumption, especially to those familiar with González's IWA run, but not even seeing the two in the same place at the same time could convince him otherwise, to the point Carlito put his hair on the line to prove it. After learning it was WWC booker Ricky Santana (González's former tag team partner) at Crossfire, Carlito was so upset he told the crowd to go ask for refunds, though he noted company founder Victor Jovica would not see enough problem to give them.
  • Yank the Dog's Chain
    • He and Eddie were only WWC Tag Team Champions for a day before La Artilleria Pesada won the belts back.
    • At BTW 1150 he beat Flex Armstrong for the Big Time Wrestling Heavyweight Title only to lose the belt at the very next show, the very next day, when Armstrong invoked his rematch clause.
  • You Are Not Ready: After losing the Universal Title to Abdullah the Butcher, this Carlito's advice to Eddy, who was the Puerto Rican Champion at the time, was going to face Adullah in a "Clash Of The Champions" match. (The Puerto Rican Champion won, proving Carlito wrong).
  • You Have Failed Me: He gave Rico Casanova backstabber for accidentally costing him his War Title defense against Pablo Marquez at a Coastal Championship Wrestling Event.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Pulled this trope at the worst possible time, WWC Aniversario 2009, as it turned out Eddie would have been very useful to Carlito against Thunder and Lightning if Carlito had not already laid him out.

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