Orlando Colón (born March 24, 1982) is a Puerto Rican professional wrestler. He began working in Hybrid Pro Wrestling, an independent circuit in Schoolcraft, Michigan. In 2006, Colón debuted in the World Wrestling Council, a promotion owned by his uncle, Carlos Colón. His cousins are Primo and former WWE wrestler, Carlito. While working with WWC, he had a brief participation in Pro Wrestling Zero1. In January 2010, Colón left the WWC after signing a development contract with WWE where he appears as Epico on their Raw brand, where he was one-half of the WWE Tag Team Champions with his real-life cousin Primo.
6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
217 lb (98 kg)
March 24, 1982 (age 30)
San Juan, Puerto Rico
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Carlos Colón, Sr.
4 November 2011
On the November 4 episode of SmackDown, Colón made his debut on the main roster as a heel, under the Epico name but without the mask, losing to Sin Cara by disqualification after interference by his Los Aviadores tag team partner Hunico, who Sin Cara had recently unmasked. The following week, Epico and Hunico teamed up in a winning effort against the Usos, with Epico’s cousin Primo in Los Aviadores’ corner. Epico then began teaming with Primo, with Rosa Mendes as their manager, where they defeated The Usos on the November 17 episode of WWE Superstars. They would then begin a feud with WWE Tag Team Champions Air Boom (Evan Bourne and Kofi Kingston), defeating them in tag team and singles matches.On December 18 at Tables, Ladders & Chairs, Epico and Primo failed to capture the WWE Tag Team Championships from Air Boom.Their feud with Air Boom would continue in singles and non-title matches, with both teams trading off victories.
At a Raw live event on January 15, 2012, in Oakland, California, Epico and Primo defeated Air Boom to win the WWE Tag Team Championship. The following night on Raw, Primo and Epico successfully defended their titles against Air Boom in a rematch. On the February 27 edition of Raw, Primo and Epico successfully defended their titles in a Triple Threat tag team match against the teams of Kofi Kingston and R-Truth and Dolph Ziggler and Jack Swagger. In the preshow of WrestleMania XXVIII, Epico and Primo successfully defended their titles against the Usos and Justin Gabriel and Tyson Kidd in a triple threat tag team match. On the April 30 episode of Raw, Epico and Primo lost the tag team titles to Kofi Kingston and R-Truth. On May 3, it was reported that Epico has signed to A.W. alongside Rosa and Primo.However, at the No Way Out pay-per-view in June, A.W. turned on them during their number one contender Fatal Four-Way tag team match and aligned with Titus O’Neil and Darren Young.
- Backstabber (Double knee back breaker) — WWE; adopted from his cousin Primo
- Orlando’s Magic (Swinging leg hook Samoan drop) — independent circuit
- Butterfly suplex
- German suplex, sometimes preceded by two belly-to-back suplexes
- Gory special
- Side slam- usually executes 3 times in a row
- Rosa Mendes
- Raquel Diaz
- ”Wrong Time (A)” (WWE; November 4, 2011; Only used on Debut)
- “Gangsta” by Jim Johnston (WWE; November 11, 2011; Used with Hunico Once)
- “Barcode” by Jack Elliot (WWE; November 17, 2011 – present; Used while teaming with Primo)