Who Are Los Matadores?

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I would recommend that you stop reading right now if you don’t want to know the identities of the new bullfighting tag team that is being promoted, Los Matadores.

Well, I’ve warned you, so if you’re still interested, this new tag team consists of two (and eventually three) wrestlers. The two that will debut immediately have been seen before by the WWE Universe. The first time we saw them around, however, we knew them as Primo and Epico.

That’s right, the former WWE Tag Team Champions have been repackaged as bullfighters, and will reportedly be known as Torito and Torlito. This news has to be exciting for fans of the former team, as they haven’t been seen since the June 2nd edition of WWE Superstars, where we saw them lose to Brodus Clay and Tensai.

Prior to their absence, they were both on extended losing streaks, with each of them having around 20 losses in a row. So for their sake, you would have to hope that this new gimmick earns them some kind of a push; because no one, other than maybe 3MB, should be losing 20 matches in a row with the talent that these two have.

Their matches against Sin Cara, as well as The Usos, and the team of Tyson Kidd and Evan Bourne, showed how skilled they were with the luchadore style. At the very least, their matches should be exciting, especially considering the fact that The Usos have gained some credibility as of late.

This group will not just be Primo and Epico with different gimmicks. However, they will be losing their former manager, Rosa Mendes, and gaining another partner known as Mascarita Dorado in the CMLL in Mexico. He will not be joining them right away, as he was just signed to a developmental deal in April, and is still getting accustomed to the WWE style of wrestling.

This is more than likely a good decision, because as we have seen with Sin Cara, it can be a tough adjustment to the slowed down pace of the WWE, and if you aren’t fully ready, injuries can happen. Let’s just hope that they can stay relevant long enough for Dorado to matter whenever he does join the group.

While I don’t see them challenging for the tag-team titles right away, I also don’t see them becoming another comedy act. I look forward to the added dimension that they will add to the added dimension that they will bring to the tag team division, and I’m incredibly interested to see what WWE is going to do with them.

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  • Artim Lani

    The Tag Team Division is looking good!

    The Shield,The Wyatts,BigShow&MarkHenry,The Real Americans, The Uso’s and Now Los Matadores.
    I Would Love The Hardy Brothers To Come Back..Get Rid Of 3MB!
    Prime Time Players Aren’t Bad but They should go their seperate ways and challenge for United Sates/Intercontinental Titles.

    • Brian Rzeppa

      It really is looking great. There are a ton of talented teams, like you mentioned, but I think 3MB still has a place. Also, I agree with the Prime Time Players going separate ways, I think Titus O’Neil could be a great singles wrestler whenever they choose to break them up.

      Thanks for the read.

      • Bilal Mvw

        No i think only drew mcyintire has a place. I don’t even like binder mahal and I’m part indian. Heath slater should just dress up as doink the clown.
        But mcyintyre really needs a title and a push.
        A good team with him will be with mason ryan. A scot man and welsh man in a tag team. I think that sounds good.

        • Brian Rzeppa

          I meant that 3MB has a place in losing their matches to help others look better. I know a lot of people like McIntyre, but I’m not all that crazy about him. I think he’s pretty decent, and I think a good team would be him, Sheamus, Barrett, and possibly William Regal as manager in some kind of European alliance.

          Thanks for the read.

          • Bilal Mvw

            Well It would be more of a united kingdom alliance rather than european. Like wwe 12 storyline. But a european alliance will include cesaro and some others. But I think tag team devision is getting to good for Teams made of individuals. But I’ve heard that drew and ryan are good friend behind the camera. Dunno if its true but if it is then wwe should work on it.
            Plus I’m not ‘”crazy’ about mcyintyre. But i do think he deserves better than 3mb. He has potential unlike mahal and slater.
            Plus regals a commentator now, so if that does happen he won’t be in.
            But I would like to see barret join adrain nevile and oliver grey. That would be fun.

          • Brian Rzeppa

            There’s tons of tag team talent in NXT that could help out the division, too.

            In your scenario, it would get someone some TV time (Ryan), which is always a good thing. It would also add even more depth to the tag team division, which is also a positive.

          • Bilal Mvw

            Yes. But i would prefer Ryan to be an individual competitor as well. I would love to see him feud with langstone and reigns when the shield break

          • Brian Rzeppa

            Do you mean Rollins, or Ambrose?

          • Bilal Mvw

            After the reigns vs ambrose vs rollins.
            Cuz all three shield members have a place in wwe. Very high places.

          • Brian Rzeppa

            Agreed completely.

  • ★World of Whimsical★

    Really? Repackaging Puerto Rican luchadores as Spanish bullfighters? First off, it’s stereotypical and a slap in the face to TRUE Spaniards everywhere (myself included). Secondly, I’ll never understand the whole process of “repackaging” anyway. I mean, I’m all for sending talent back to a developmental territory for more training and whathaveyou, but this is getting kind of ridiculous. There are literally a TON of deserving (and hungry) tag teams on the indie circuit who are more than capable of not only being signed and making Vinnie Mac & Co. a LOT of cash, but can also do it without pandering to stereotypes and parading around in ridiculous gimmicks.