Santos Escobar attacked and injured Carlito on Friday Night SmackDown, just 24 hours before their scheduled match at Survivor Series: WarGames.
The attack came after Escobar confronted Carlito backstage, blaming him for the recent injury to Rey Mysterio. Escobar claimed that he was Mysterio’s family, and not Carlito, and that he would make Carlito pay for his betrayal.
Later in the night, Escobar attacked Carlito, leaving him unable to compete in the WarGames match. Dragon Lee was named as Carlito’s replacement in the match.