Identies & First Promo Video For New WWE Tag Team Los Matadores

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– On Monday’s RAW, WWE aired the first promo for a new Mexican tag team, . The masked tag team will be portrayed by Primo and Epico, who are being re-packaged with the matador gimmick.

Here’s the video promo that aired on RAW hyping their upcoming debut:

  • Brian Jones

    Somewhere in a classroom Tito Santana is pissed.

    • Steve

      flashing back to the opening match of wrestlemania 8 in the hoosierdome…first music out of the speakers.. that trumpet firing right after “tito’s sister” sang the national anthem… “arriba mcintyre…”….Gorilla and the Brain on commentary…. Howard Finkel Rolling his “rrrrrrrrr’s..” http://youtu.be/97Hpmtrc7z0?t=3m32s – Was a good show…

      • Brian Jones

        I just watched WM8 on youtube and the brain mentioned santana’s move as The Flying Jalapeno!!!

  • pwnez

    If Fandango can get over, these guys certainly can. Primo and Epico are good wrestlers so hopefully this gimmick helps them a little.

    • SOBI

      Yes I can hear the
      OLAY chants already

    • Shimmy

      I haven’t heard the words “Fandango” and “over” in the same sentence since the month after Wrestlemania.

      • pwnez

        He still gets cheered. SummerSlam was a good example; Miz got boo’d and Fandango got cheered. He got a pop on raw too when he attacked Miz.

        • Shimmy

          Maybe I need to turn my TV up.
          Or maybe I just zone out when I see Summer Rae.

  • Jose Esparza

    Not bad..but being billed as mexicans ..not sure of that. Since they’re both puertoricans.

    • AVPredator4985

      They’re all the same.. lol jk I feel like WWE sometimes sees it that way though

    • Nicolai

      They all park in their lawns.

    • JuanCabrera

      They could also be Spanish, not just Mexicans have matadors.

  • bri

    worst gimmick of the 21st century. Am I the only one that thinks its a bit racist? I feel bad for those two guys.

    • pwnez

      That’s what people said about Fandango and his gimmick seemed to work out better than expected. He still gets a decent reaction from fans. Remember, Primo and Epico are apart of a tag team so it’s a different situation.

      If they would have given them this gimmick as singles competitors I would agree but it’s a tag team so you can get away with something like this.

      • bri

        Fandango is a different situation, for one its not a racist stereo type. Also his gimmick is making fun of a really bad “cleb reality” show

      • Chris Savage

        los conquistadores 2.0?

    • AVPredator4985

      Racist? It’s a Hispanic tradition, why would it be racist? Primo and Epico are Hispanic, therefore it fits.

      • bri

        so Hispanic people cut lawns and pick fruit, do you see any of those gimmics in WWE? oh wait… see my point now?

        • AVPredator4985

          So, what you’re saying, is Hispanics are the only ones who cut lawns and pick fruit? That, my friend, is stereotypical. It would be stupid for a non-Hispanic to be in the role of a matadore in WWE. Just wouldn’t make sense.

          • bri

            no you nitwit, they had the Mexicools who road lawnmower. They were the stereo type of all Mexicans cut lawn. My point is it’s racist to suggest that Hispanics are all matadors/landscapers and guys that sell pick fruit. I find it offensive and disrespectful to two good performers. Why do they have to be gangsters, guys riding lawnmowers or guys dressed as matadors? Why can’t they just be a great tag team? Truth be told no one should be a matador, it’s brutality and cruelty to animals. By the way Primo and Epico are Puerto Ricans.

          • AVPredator4985

            I’ll break this down for you so you don’t get confused.
            1. Nobody said all Hispanics are matadors/landscapers/and guys that sell or pick fruit.
            2. There is a difference between the matador gimmick and a landscaper gimmick. The majority of matadors are Hispanic. It is Hispanic in origin. Nothing racist about it. Landscaping is not Hispanic is origin, nor are most landcapers Hispanic.
            3. There is a big difference between stereotypes and racism. Stereotypes are just standardized conceptions, racism is hateful towards a certain race.
            4. They are giving them that gimmick because they didn’t end up being a great tag team with the bland gimmick they had, they needed something else.
            5. Whether is brutal and cruel is irrelevant, it’s a tradition in a country that we don’t live in.
            6. Puerto Ricans are Hispanic. They are of Spanish decent.
            7. I like your profile picture.
            Your rebuttal?

          • bri

            stereotypes by race are racist and offensive. Them doing this would be like Them having Darren Young coming out in pink tights with lace and a big rainbow on them, wearing makeup and blowing kisses at men just because he happens to be gay. Or him coming out eating fried chicken and watermelon just because he’s black. It’s offensive. If you can’t see how offensive it is than you clearly need sensitivity training. I know Puerto Ricans are Hispanic but Bull fighting is generally a Mexican and Spanish tradition, Yes Puerto Rico has had bullfighting, but they aren’t commonly known for it . My grandmother is Puerto Rican and Mexican Indian. So I know what I’m talking about.

          • AVPredator4985

            You have still not given a solid argument on why the Matadore gimmick is racist. Stereotypes are not racist. Racism is believing your race is superior to another, it has nothing to do with common conceptions at all. And your “display pic” is good, but not better. I have Undertaker in a mask. Nothing beats Taker in a mask. That is fact. That is law.

          • Brian Jones

            If Eddie Guerrero lived I bet him and Chavo would have been repackaged as “The Roofers”

          • Guest

            That’s wwe

          • Brian Jones

            Hiting their finishing move “The Nailer”

          • AVPredator4985

            And they would work for below minimum wage. And not pay taxes. Ya know, just to keep it believable.

    • Jus Sayin

      No you’re not it does feel that way as someone else commented about Vince and stereotypes, just as bad or maybe even worse than this was cryme tyme.

  • Brian Jones

    WWE history tells us Vince loves racial stereotypes.

  • bambam

    ole, ole, ole. More Mexicans great. This is what the wwe fans really want. Good job Vince. Bring back Tito Santana to manage them. Arriba!!!!

  • raven

    terrible gimmick, and I still feel 100% that fandango is a terrible gimmick as well. he “got over” (for one week) because of a hot crowd. Fandango is a bust…or a walk out finish

    • brad

      Agree I absolutely hate the fandango character it’s one of the dumbest characters I think they have ever done.

      • AVPredator4985

        At least he’s got a character

  • Jason Leonard

    This is a bad idea.

    • dae

      I concur… Maybe this gimmick would’ve worked 20 years ago, but then again, Fan-dingo-is-his-name-o seems to be getting over with the fans… (Not me, I fast forward through his entrance and through any match he had a jobber getting him over…)

      • Jason Leonard

        I just can’t see this being entertaining. Unless they have the bull with them.

        • AVPredator4985

          Yeah, but Kharma got released.

          • Jason Leonard

            Damn.

  • Jay Strongbow

    Something tells me we’re going to get WWE burritos before WWE Ice cream bars.

  • Derringer Duo

    The only thing that made me say “What the heck?” harder than this last night was Ricardo pairing up with RVD instead of Rey Mysterio.

    I mean, teams like this didn’t even work back when Wrestling fans loved almost everything during the Monday Night Wars. I still remember the luchadore tag teams that got ZERO reaction on Nitro. Especially the Villianos. What an awful idea. And the guys behind it don’t even have the charisma to pull it off like Johnny Curtis can pull of Fandango.

    • AVPredator4985

      Yeah, they probably won’t be the biggest tag team ever, but it’ll do. At least they have some sort of gimmick now. That’s a big problem with wrestling today. Too many guys are just way too bland.

  • J

    and here I thought they were people who actually matter

  • Pay_Per_View

    Los Matadores>>>>> Bryan!! OLAY OLAY OLAY.

    • AVPredator4985

      Do you live under a bridge waiting for unsuspecting children to cross?

      • Pay_Per_View

        Nope i live above a bridge waiting for children to cross

  • Marko

    The OLEY chant is reserved ONLY for Sami Zayn.

    • DevinCane

      Actually it’s Ole, but alright.

  • ballz

    i knew it no more cole saying backstabber as a regular move say lungblower or inverted backbreaker like it was called when carlito colon did it to rvd for the first time ever.

  • Ninjastar

    This is a good sign they wanna rebuild the tag teams back up and make it important again. I can see this guys getting over with the crowd pretty quick.

    • X

      Where have you been? The tag team division has already been built back up in 2011.

    • X

      Where have you been? The tag team division has already been built back up in 2011.

  • brad

    I knew it was them as soon as they popped up on my t.v.

  • Roger Penland

    *Identities

    Dang sescoops, you REALLY need to proof read.

    • Jeff Benken

      really*

      Dang, Roger Penland, you need to not emphasize in all caps.

    • Jeff Benken

      really*

      Dang, Roger Penland, you need to not emphasize in all caps.

  • Heather Millis

    who plays the bull?

  • kingfausia

    primo and epico are still beta wanted them to b big but this new gimmick is just stupid