Carlito Caribbean Cool: Original or Rip Off!
November 8, 2004 by Angel Martinez
When I first saw the first promo of Carlito Caribbean
Cool I have mix emotions running wild on my mind. I'm
proud every time a Latino joins the major league of
wrestling, and more proud that Carly as we known him
in Borinquen put the tiny island of Puerto Rico on the
map. But on the other side he looks more Cubano than
Puerto Rican, perhaps more Razor Ramon than Carlos
Colon, his legendary father.
Let's start with his clothes, an open tropical shirt
ala Rocky Maivia. I had live 25 years in Puerto Rico
before moving to the US and I have never seen nobody
wear gear like him. His suave and sometimes annoying
accent reminds me of a bad latin soap opera translated
to English. And then we get to his spit-in-your-face
apple, did you know that Puerto Rico is a tropical
island" That means no apples or pears are cultivated.
Is his persona is "Caribbean Cool" why not a banana"
My point is that his gimmick probably is cool, but not
I talked to a few friends of mine and every one think
he's original, well I agree when it comes to
wrestling. After his first match were he look like the
rookie he is, is not fair to say he did a below
average match since that was a John Cena good bye
match in his home town. But then he have good matches
against Rob Van Dam, Rico and Shannon Moore. His style
is unpolished to be a champion but probably that's not
a problem when you have Goldberg, JBL and Kevin Nash
as current or former champs. But he brings a new air
in the lame Smackdown roster with that retro grappling
wrestling he learned from his father. Carlos Colón Sr
defeated every major champion between 1975-1988 and
still put on matches and spilling blood and Carlito
Caribbean Cool grow up in that atmosphere. Imagine
yourself hanging out with your father and Macho Man
Savage, Harley Race, Dusty Rhodes, Andre the Giant,
Ric Flair and every one who step foot in that small US
When Carlito won the US Title in his debut match on
SD!, I feel happy from my countrymen, for the Latino
community and for every fan who likes a sense of old
school in such a young wrestler. I don't know is he
gonna be as good as Pedro Morales or even his father,
but one thing is for sure, he makes his mark already
in the wrestling world. By the way, his younger
brother Eddie is even better than Carlito, so watch
out for a future "Caribbean Connection Cool"...
by Angel Martinez..
Jason Weeks wrote:
To me Carlito is just a mix of Savio Vega and Razor Ramon and lacks something that they both had..machismo. Carlito spits apples at people who are not cool, well he should be saving up a large ammount of that apple for himself in my opinion. The WWE needs to drop him like a bad habit.
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