As we reported earlier today, Puerto Rican wrestling web site PRWrestling.com broke news that Carlito would in fact be staying with WWE. Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer has confirmed the report as Carlito met with Vince McMahon at this past Monday’s RAW in Charleston, South Carolina where McMahon was able to talk him into remaining with the company. After the meeting, Carlito rescinded his release which he had asked for several weeks earlier. Despite Carlito being unhappy in the company for several months, WWE decided they did not want to lose him and risk the chance of him ending up in TNA. This could be one of the reasons why Carlito was booked in an Intercontinental Championship ladder match against Jeff Hardy on Monday’s 15 Anniversary RAW show.
Thursday night on ECW, WWE aired the first “coming soon” promo clip for the newest ECW superstar, Kofi Kingston. His real name is Kofi Sarkodie-Mensah and he is a young, physically fit man. He’s being billed as “the first Jamaican WWE Superstar”. The promo video showed Kingston on the beach in Jamaica. He was shown overhearing an argument on the beach where a very muscular guy was bullying and kicking sand onto and a “normal” guy. Kofi walked over and the next thing you know, the bully is covered upto his neck in sand. Twice during the video, Kingston used the tagline “There’s trouble in paridise”. Kofi Kingston made his pro debut in 2005. Since 2006 he has trained in WWE’s developmental territories Deep South Westling and Ohio Valley Wrestling. He teamed with WWE newcomer Harry “DH” Smith in OVW.
Canadian edition of Thursday Night Football (which airs on TSN) just had a national Condemend DVD promo, featuring Austin.