I really liked Carlito when he debuted in 2004 against John Cena. And I liked him up until to 2006, he was at his absolute peak in the New Year's Revolution 2006 Chamber match, but after 2006, I started to not care for him as much, probably because they started booking him worse, but they also ruined his character too, and as a big character mark, I don't like it when they fuck up a character. He should of always stayed heel. By 2008/2009 I didn't care for him at all, didn't like his tag team with Primo, and his matches with Hornswoggle were just
Miss this Carlito though:
From a match quality standpoint though, I don't remember any great Carlito matches, but I don't remember any real bad ones. I thought he was a alright in-ring talent, but I was much more invested in his character (at least when it was good from 04 to 06) than his matches. For me it's always a good character > workrate.
Carlito was AWESOME on Smackdown. His feud with John Cena definitely put him on the map. I always thought he should have been kept on Smackdown which is where he shined. Even in his tag team run with Primo, he shined on Smackdown. On Raw, they never had a clue what to do with him. It's a shame too because he could have shined on Raw as well but was never given a chance to. When he turned heel again in 2007, I saw it has a perfect opportunity for him to get elevated into the WWE title picture. Boy did they pass up a great opportunity.
WWE dropped the ball on Carlito big time. He had loads of potential but was never utilized.
Gettin a Finlay/Regal match on TGAB
Too bad they're both heels at the time, the crowd is bound to be dead
Cal, I don't see why you don't like the TLC Match, but I too love Taker/Angle and Rey/Orton, my consideration for NWO is growing every waking minute
Crowd did crap on it. No worries, it still was good. ***1/2.
My answer on the NWO or Unforgiven 2006 debate is this - Unforgiven has the more favorable undercard for me, but NWO has two great main events that I say trump everything on Unforgiven. Think I'd prefer HIAC over Orton/Mysterio by a hair, but Undertaker vs Angle tops it all. Don't like the TLC much either, so there you go.
TLC ~ ***
HIAC ~ ***3/4 (a rewatch could change, I do love the match no matter what)
Orton vs Mysterio ~ ***3/4
Undertaker vs Angle ~ ****1/2
So curve wise it goes towards NWO. Even though the undercard was only solid at best and I hated Benoit/Booker and FUCK that crowd. They were only there to cheer Orton and go APE for Undertaker vs Angle.
I'm not sure if Lashley's presence would bring a lot to an otherwise very solid (but dissapointing thanks to a terrible crowd) match between two of the in-ring greatest ever, but I agree in that I see no reason why he couldn't work the PPV.
Same for Khali - for once in a lifetime, I'd actually take his presence in the Punjabi Prison Match with Taker over Big Show's.
Special thanks to nemesisdivina for the sig + avatar.
Looked up what the fuck elevated enzymes could mean and found this:
The most common cause of high enzyme levels are medications, such as statin drugs used to control cholesterol and over-the-counter pain medications, including acetaminophen. Other common causes are hepatitis A, hepatitis B, hepatitis C and obesity.
So I guess WWE were just being careful by pulling them off the card until they determined exactly what the cause was.