Carlito Colon captured the Intercontinental Championship, US Championship and two sets of Tag Team Championships during his seven year run with WWE. Since 2010, Carlito has changed but so has WWE
Recently, Carlito called into the Chair Shots To The Cranium Show o discuss a number of topics. He said he’s been focussing a lot of time recently on NBA 2K and trying to earn and 99 reading. He is also busy working the independent wrestling scene and said he travels overseas now more often then he did during his time with WWE
Eight years have passed since his WWE release. The last time we saw him on television was during the 2014 WWE Hall of Fame induction ceremony for his father Carlos Colon Sr. Carlito spoke about what he has learned since his release and credits his omaturation to continue his physical shape
"I think I've had time to really think about things," Carlito said. "I enjoy the slowed-down pace. What I've learned is kinda like what I think the great athletes like basketball players and stuff what you start to learn as your physical abilities start to dissipate or whatever. You start to adjust to succeed otherwise.
"I feel like a much better wrestler just because of new ways that I have found to workaround situations and entertain people. It's like a total difference performance now than when I was younger when I was just worried about how high I could jump or what flip I could do
WWE’s developmental territory is a much different place since Carlito’s exit in May of 2010. The WWE Performance Centre opened in July 2013 and with it new experiences for wrestlers training to become WWE superstars were offered
Although the Performance Centre is a valuable resource, Carlito acknowledged that many people training from a single source could produce an aspect of uniformity detracting from some of the individual NXT superstars’ personal characteristics
“I don't know much about NXT, I don't really see much of it," Carlito continued. "I heard it's a great product. I heard the [WWE Performance Center] is a state-of-the-art thing like you know, I wish we had that in our day -- we didn't have that -- so you know they have a whole staff training. Not just wrestling, but weight training and all pkinds of stuff
"I think it's great. The only thing is I've always been a fan of not throwing everything into one bucket, like having different styles. I feel like a lot of those guys just go into a system and instead just work the system's style and they start to deviate from what makes them unique."
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