Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Oh my stars

Epico & Primo: The Shining Stars
Courtesy: WWE
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Webster's defines debut as "the first time an actor, musician, athlete, etc., does something in public or for the public."  On the May 16, 2016 episode of Monday Night Raw 'the voice of the WWE" Michael Cole wrapped up a match featuring Epico & Primo (The Shining Stars) as "What a debut!" 

Los Matadores & El Torito
Courtesy: WWE
The problem here is Epico and Primo have been a WWE tag team for nearly five years. In fact, they're former tag team champions. And before that Primo and his brother Carlito were the tag champs. Up until a few months ago the Colon cousins donned masks an wrestled as Los Matadores.

Primo, Rosa and Epico
Courtesy: WWE
I understand their match on Raw this week was a reboot for their characters. They're now the Shining Stars, but they're still Epico and Primo.  They don't seem all that different from the team that transitioned to bullfighters nearly three years ago.  I shouldn't just pick on Cole, as tweets earlier in the night teased a debut.  I'm sure someone higher on the food chain told the announce team to sell the match the way they did.

The Shining Stars on the beach
Courtesy: WWE
I see why WWE doesn't say Bray Wyatt was Husky Harris or Luke Gallows was Festus.  But when two guys who were tag champs by the same exact names as they're "debuting" as is a bit of an insult to the fans' intelligence.  But hey, that's just My 1-2-3 Cents.  What do you think?

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