The duo currently billed as The Colóns have been matadors and realtors. The real life cousins and wrestling royalty (multiple Hall of Famer and Puerto Rican wrestling icon Carlos Colón, Sr. is Primo’s father and Epico’s uncle) are even former WWE tag champs, although that was long enough ago that many either don’t know or don’t remember.
Recently, they’ve struggled to stay healthy. Shortly after ditching the Shining Stars/time-share salesmen gimmick, and debuting on SmackDown after last year’s Superstar Shake-up, Primo suffered a knee injury. They were seen on television briefly after Survivor Series when they served as lumberjacks in The New Day’s match against Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn, then disappeared again.
That could be because of an injury which led to the shoulder surgery Epico just underwent. After staying active on the house show circuit in his partner’s absence, the 35 year old now faces his own rehab...
Surgery done!!!! Thank you to my lovely wife, mom and son for being there for me!!! And Dr Dugas for an awesome job!! Now time to rehab and get better! pic.twitter.com/80xO8QrKdv— Epico (@WWEEpico) January 31, 2018
No reports on the estimated recovery period yet, but we’ll keep you posted. In the meantime, join us in sending healing vibes out to Epico, and a wish for better luck for he and Primo when he gets back.