Carly Colón is a Puerto Rican professional wrestler and actor. He is best known for his time with WWE under the ring name Carlito Caribbean Cool or simply Carlito. Moreover, he belongs to a wrestling family, being the son of Carlos Colón Sr., who introduced him to wrestling.
His mother was born in Canada, which grants him Canadian citizenship. Colón debuted in his father’s promotion, World Wrestling Council (WWC), eventually winning WWC Universal Heavyweight Championship 17 times, and WWC Puerto Rico Heavyweight Championship once. During the early years of his career, he made appearances for the X Wrestling Federation and Funking Conservatory, winning his first international championship for the second.
Colón was born in the Santurce district of the capital of Puerto Rico, San Juan. Between 1991 and 1997, Colón attended the Jesuit Colegio San Ignacio de Loyola, from which he graduated. Unsatisfied with his physical conditioning, he began attending a gym as an 11-year-old. Despite this, Colón has stated that he did not intend to become a wrestler at first and only did so for exercise. Further, it was not until completing his college education that he decided to train, after noticing that his condition was on par with the wrestlers despite his age. Despite this, Colón initially expected to retire within ten years and run a private business. Likewise, he admits that during this initial stage, he received peer pressure to match the accomplishments of his father.
Professional wrestling career
In July 1999, Colón began working in the World Wrestling Council as a cameraman, then known by his actual nickname “Carly”, being subtly introduced to the television programming. Soon after his first appearance, the promotion’s main heel (or villainous) wrestler, Ray González, took an interest in him after learning his identity.
After weeks of being pestered, Colón responded by punching González, which resulted in a beat-down by the dominant heel stable, La Familia del Milenio. At Aniversario 1999, Colón interrupted a match between González and Colón Sr., aiding his father by interrupting while wielding a shovel, which became his trademark weapon early in his career. The feud between Colón Sr. and González continued, with him interfering on his father’s behalf. The final match of this feud concluded in the same manner that the first Aniversario encounter.
Various relationships (2006–2008)
At Vengeance, Carlito fought in a Triple Threat match against Shelton Benjamin and Johnny Nitro for Benjamin’s Intercontinental title. Nitro won the match after pulling Carlito outside of the ring and pinning him. Following Vengeance, Carlito began an on-screen relationship with Trish Stratus. He also engaged in a short feud with Johnny Nitro and Melina. Similarly, which ended after Carlito and Stratus defeated Nitro and Melina in a mixed tag team match at Saturday Night’s Main Event XXXIII.
Carlito next feuded with Randy Orton, following a spot where Orton attempted to attack Stratus during a backstage segment. The two wrestlers were booked for a match at Unforgiven and a rematch on Raw; Orton won both matches. The feud concluded in a match at WWE’s annual Tribute to the Troops event, where Carlito won by pinfall. The angle involving Carlito’s relationship with Trish Stratus lasted until Stratus’ retirement from wrestling following Unforgiven.
Return to WWC (2010–present)
On July 11, 2010, Colón was booked in a match called “The Three Faces of Fear” at WWC’s Aniversario 2010 which also involved Booker T. The concept of this contest was that he would face three unknown adversaries successively. Colón also performed on a second date of this event, working under a “tweener” concept, representing a morally ambiguous team without clear allegiance.
He returned to WWC on September 25, 2010 at the “Septiembre Negro” event, where he defeated “El Triple Mega Campeón” Ricky Banderas. Further, on November 27, 2010, Colón defeated Shelton Benjamin to win the WWC Universal Heavyweight Championship at the Crossfire event. Likewise, he made his first title defense against Banderas at WWC’s last show of the year—Lockout. On January 8, 2011, Colón lost the Universal Heavyweight Championship to Banderas, following interference from Shane Sewell.
Independent circuit (2010-present)
Following his release, Colón began accepting dates to work for independent promotions. The first promotion to include him in its roster was World Wrestling Today. Colón challenged for the heavyweight titles of Big Time Wrestling, Coastal Championship Wrestling, International Wrestling Cartel and Crossfire Wrestling, but either lost these matches or won by count out.
He made short tours for promotions such as Pro Wrestling Syndicate, NWA Southwest, World Wrestling Association, Border City Wrestling, National Wrestling Superstars and Vendetta Pro Wrestling, scoring wins over the likes of Shane Douglas and Gangrel. On August 7, 2010, he made his debut in Lucha Libre USA’s live shows, wrestling as “Carlitos”. In February 2011, NWA Southwest in Texas booked Carlito in a match for the NWA World Heavyweight Championship against Adam Pearce.
He is the son of retired professional wrestler and World Wrestling Council founder Carlos Colón Sr. and his wife, Nancy. Colón was the first of four siblings, a group that also includes fellow wrestlers Eddie and Stacy Colón, both of whom have performed in the World Wrestling Council. A second sister, Melissa, did not enter the wrestling business. Other members of Colón’s family have also been involved in the World Wrestling Council; his uncle José Colón and cousin Orlando Colón have been involved in several angles within the company.
On April 18, 2009, Colón was retroactively granted Canadian citizenship following a series of amends to the Canadian nationality law. This revision automatically granted the distinction to all the first generation individuals born abroad. The revision only required a single Canadian parent, a demand that Colón met through his maternal bloodline.
According to Wikipedia, Forbes, IMDb & Various Online resources, famous Wrestler Carly Colón’s net worth is $77 Million at the age of 40 years old. He earned the money being a professional Wrestler. He is from PR.
- Birth name: Carlos Edwin Colón Jr.
- Date of Birth: February 21, 1979
- Age: 41
- Birth Place: San Juan, Puerto Rico
- Residence: Houston, Texas, United States
- Parent(s): Carlos Colón Sr. (father)
- Relatives: Primo Colón (brother), Epico Colón (cousin)
- Ring name(s): Carlito, Carlito Caribbean Cool, Carlito Colón, Carlos Colón, Carly Colón
- Height: 1.78 m
- Billed weight 220 lb (100 kg)
- Billed from The Caribbean, San Juan, Puerto Rico
- Trained by: Carlos Colón Sr., Isaac Rosario
- Debut: since 1999
- Movies and TV shows: Saturday Night’s Main Event, etc.
- Net Worth: N/A
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