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Los Matadores open up about WWE legend's controversial death

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Omkar Sohoni
Modified 15 Feb 2016, 23:56 IST

– The Los Matadores, namely Primo and Epico have been in the WWE with different gimmicks throughout their career. There is a talk of them being repackaged into yet another gimmick sometime later this year. Primo and Epico, who are very good wrestlers, come from wrestling royalty of sorts.

Primo is the son of the legendary Carlos Colon and the brother of former superstar Carlito while Epico is his cousin. They were on the episode of Talk is Jericho at San Juan and spoke about various aspects of their life.

On their early life

Jericho asked them how was it growing up in a wrestling family with the great Carlos Colon. Epico said that his father, who was the brother of Carlos Colon, was not into wrestling and opted out to join the military.

After a short stint, he returned to help his brother Carlos with his WWC promotion and had a backstage role in it. Primo said that his father maintained kayfabe in reality too just to excite them. He remembered a story where his father locked him and his brother Carlito in the office while some heel wrestlers were present.

On getting into wrestling

Jericho asked Epico about getting into the WWE. Epico said that he came to the United States on a baseball scholarship, but took to wrestling when things didn't turn out well at baseball. He said that he wanted to prove to his family and did not want an easy road, and so trained under Dan Severn.

He was given a stereotypical ring name as Fire Blaze by his older cousin Carlito, who they praised and said credited to paving the way for them. Primo said that he got into the wrestling business when his father tempted him with a car.  

On Bruiser Brody


Bruiser Brody was an American Wrestler known for his brawling style who suffered an unfortunate death in Puerto Rico. When Jericho took up the topic of Brody, it made the Matadores uncomfortable.

Brody was stabbed by a booker during one of the shows and died as the paramedics arrived late. Primo said that it was deeply saddening and unfortunate and added that Bruiser would have lived if the paramedics had been quick with a response.

On their favorite wrestlers

When Jericho asked who their favorite wrestlers were, the cousins were quick to respond. Primo took several names such as Dick Murdoch, Eddie Gilbert and Abdullah the Butcher. Epico said that he was always into tag teams and named the Young Bloods as his favorite group of wrestlers.

Published 15 Feb 2016, 23:28 IST
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