Former WWE stars Epico and Primo, together known as The Colons, recently opened up about a gimmick idea that WWE Chairman Vince McMahon had pitched for them. They went on to reveal that idea almost made them throw up. Becky Lynch Drops Ronda Rousey Bombshell
Colons reflect on the idea of Vince McMahon
While speaking on the That’s 90s Wrestling Podcast, the duo said that McMahon wanted them to be the “Puerto Rican Playboys,” where they had ring gear that resembled what Playboy founder Hugh Hefner would wear meshed with the one Goldust used.
“One of the many times we got heat, they came up with this gimmick. We were supposed to be the Puerto Rican Playboys. We’re in the office and Vince goes, ‘Yeah you guys are good-looking. You’re Puerto Rican, I want you guys to dress like Hugh Hefner.’ It was like a mix of Hugh Hefner and Goldust. ‘You’re gonna wear black and gold.’
“Me and Primo looked, we almost threw up right there. ‘Here’s your gimmick,’ they had gear and everything. We had the black and gold robe like Hugh Hefner. And we were gonna be in Goldust’s color scheme. ‘Oh god please,’” said Epico Colon.
Primo had won the WWE Tag Team Championship twice, once with Carlito and the other with Epico. Primo and Epico were released last year as part of their COVID-19 budget cuts.