Report: Carlito Set to Return WWE Fastlane 2023 to Join LWO


Carlito is set to make his much-awaited return to WWE at Fastlane 2023 event.

Rey Mysterio and Santos Escobar are in search of a tag team partner for WWE Fastlane 2023 PLE, and there are reports indicating that Carlito is likely to join them as their partner for the event.

Rey and Escobar were set to compete against The Street Profits and Bobby Lashley in a six-man tag team match at Fastlane. Either of Cruz Del Toro or Joaquin Wilde was expected to complete their trio for the match.

However, during the October 6 episode of SmackDown, Del Toro and Wilde sustained injuries at the hands of The Street Profits during Mysterio’s match against Lashley.

Later in the show, Mysterio conveyed to Escobar that their fellow LWO members had not received medical clearance to participate at Fastlane, leaving them one team member short. Mysterio then mentioned that he was going to “make a call” and left the scene.

According to WWE sources, as reported by, the angle involving the LWO members’ injuries was intentionally created to pave the way for Carlito’s return.

WWE had reportedly signed Carlito to a new deal over the summer and was waiting for an appropriate storyline opportunity to reintroduce him to the company.

Carlito’s most recent appearance in WWE was at Backlash 2023, where he made a surprise appearance to assist Bad Bunny along with other LWO members during a San Juan Street Fight against Damian Priest.

Recently signed star Jade Cargill is also expected to make her first on-screen appearance for WWE at Fastlane.

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