Puerto Rican professional wrestler

Orlando Tito Colón Nieves (born March 24, 1982) is a Puerto Rican professional wrestler. He is best known for his tenure in WWE, where he performed under the ring name Epico (Colón), and Fernando. He spent most of his WWE career in a tag team with his real-life cousin Primo.

Epico in April 2019
Birth nameOrlando Tito Colón Nieves[1]
Born (1982-03-24) March 24, 1982 (age 42)
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Alma materWestern Michigan University[2]
RelativesCarlos Colón Sr. (uncle)
Carlito (cousin)
Primo Colón (cousin)
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Dos Equis[3]
Epico Colon[2]
Fire Blaze[3]
Orlando Colón[3]
Tito Colon[3]
Tito Nieves[3]
Billed height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)[5]
Billed weight230 lb (100 kg)[2]
Billed fromSan Juan, Puerto Rico[2][5]
Plaza de Toros[4]
Trained byCarlos Colón Sr.
Dan Severn

Career change

On the November 4 2011 episode of SmackDown, Colón debuted on the main roster as a heel under the ring name Epico. He faced Sin Cara but lost by disqualification after Hunico ran in and attacked Sin Cara.[6]

Epico then began teaming with Primo, with Rosa Mendes as their manager. Epico and Primo defeated Air Boom (Evan Bourne and Kofi Kingston) at a Raw live event on January 15, 2012, in Oakland, California to win the WWE Tag Team Championship.[7] They lost the championships to Kofi Kingston and R-Truth on the April 30 episode of Raw.[8]

On the September 30 edition of Raw, Epico and Primo changed their gimmicks and debuted as Los Matadores, as a face team of two masked Spanish bullfighters with El Torito as their mascot. They defeated 3MB in their debut.[9]

Championships change

Epico with Primo and Rosa Mendes as the WWE Tag Team Champions

References change

  1. "Rusev, Kurt Angle and other Superstars released". WWE.com. April 15, 2020. Retrieved April 16, 2020.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 "Epico". WWE. Retrieved 2016-05-21.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 "Epico OWW". Online World of Wrestling. Archived from the original on 2015-02-20. Retrieved 2010-08-04.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Fernando". WWE.com. WWE. Archived from the original on March 22, 2016. Retrieved April 7, 2016.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Tito Colón". Florida Championship Wrestling. Retrieved 2010-12-31.
  6. "Eck's Factor: SmackDown 11/4 analysis". WWE. Retrieved 2014-02-16.
  7. "Primo & Epico crowned WWE Tag Team Champions at WWE Live Event!". WWE. Retrieved 2014-02-16.
  8. "Raw SuperShow results: Brock Lesnar, General Manager John Laurinaitis fly off the handle". WWE. Retrieved 2014-02-16.
  9. "Raw results: Triple H baits the Rhodes family, Bryan and Orton get personal, and Los Matadores arrive in style". WWE. Retrieved 2014-02-16.
  10. "CCW Tag Team Championship « Titles Database « CAGEMATCH - The Internet Wrestling Database".
  11. William, Beltrán (June 4, 2010). "Nuevos Campeones en parejas de FCW: Los Aviadores enmascarados, Hunico y Orlando Colón". SuperLuchas (in Spanish). Retrieved June 5, 2010.
  12. Beltrán, William (July 18, 2010). "l y Michael McGillicutty pierden los títulos – Los Aviadores siguen siendo los campeones en parejas de FCW". SuperLuchas (in Spanish). Archived from the original on July 22, 2010. Retrieved July 18, 2010.
  13. "Pro Wrestling Illustrated (PWI) 500 for 2008". The Internet Wrestling Database. Retrieved 2008-08-25.
  14. "Pro Wrestling Illustrated (PWI) 500 for 2019 - the Internet Wrestling Database".
  15. "Primp & Epico's first reign". WWE. Archived from the original on 2015-09-06. Retrieved 2012-01-16.

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