Topic/Subject: Today, I will be showing a match that involves a Puerto Rican wrestler.
Wrestler: “The Shining Star” Primo Colón (Primo/Diego/Eddie Colón).
Background Information: Primo Colón is billed from San Juan, Puerto Rico. He made his professional wrestling debut on World Wrestling Council (WWC) in 1999, wrestling in the Cruiserweight division.
He won his first title on February 10, 2001, when he defeated Damian Steele for the WWC World Junior Heavyweight Championship. His feud with Steele continued for a month, during which time he would drop and recover the title on March 10, 2001. He feuded over the title for the six months losing and winning it once.
By autumn, he was involved in a storyline involving Justin Sane, continuing a similar pattern. In early 2002, he was involved in a storyline with Rey Mysterio, Jr., who defeated him for the title on January 6, 2002. Mysterio held the title for two months before dropping it back on April 6, 2002, which marked his final Junior Championship reign.
Following a feud with Kid Kash, the belt was held up and Colón ascended to the Heavyweight division. Shortly after Carly Colón signed with WWE, a tournament was organized to determine the new champion. Colón was considered an early favorite and reached the final, but lost.
He then entered a feud with El Diamante over the WWC Puerto Rico Heavyweight Championship. In late 2004, he was involved in a Battle Royal for the first contender’s position. One week later on November 6, 2004, he defeated El Bronco and won the Universal Heavyweight Championship for the first time in his career. He then entered a feud with El Diamante, eventually dropping the title to him.
In late 2006, he signed a developmental contract with WWE. On July 31, 2005, he formed a tag team with his father as part of the Funking Conservatory’s television show, !Bang!, competing against Dory Funk, Jr. and Johnny Magnum. The team was victorious, winning the promotion’s Television Tag Team Championship.
He wrestled Christian at Aniversario 2007, the World Wrestling Council’s anniversary event that took place in the José Miguel Agrelot Coliseum on July 13, 2007. The result of the match was a double count out disqualification.
On May 7, 2007, he had a closed door workout match before the Raw television tapings where he was evaluated by the personnel responsible for talent management. On May 8, 2007, he participated in a dark match before that night’s SmackDown television tapings, where he defeated Shannon Moore.
On January 26, 2008, he made his Florida Championship Wrestling (FCW) debut, defeating Shawn Osbourne. On February 23, 2008, he and Eric Perez, collectively known as The Puerto Rican Nightmares, defeated Steve Lewington and Heath Miller in a tournament final to become the inaugural FCW Florida Tag Team Champions.
The team lost the title to Brad Allen and Nic Nemeth on March 23, 2008, before winning them back via disqualification on April 15, 2008. They lost the title to Drew McIntyre and Stu Sanders on May 6, 2008. On July 17, 2008, he and Perez reclaimed the title by defeating McIntyre and Sanders. On August 16, 2008, he and Perez lost the title to Nemeth and Gavin Spears.
On August 18, 2008, he made his WWE debut on the Raw brand under the ring name Primo Colón and was involved in a backstage segment with the brand’s general manager, Mike Adamle, talking about his dislike for his brother Carlito’s attitude and how he was nothing like him.
His in-ring wrestling debut on the Raw brand took place on August 25, 2008, when he defeated Charlie Haas, dressed as Carlito and named Charlito, in singles competition.
After only one match on Raw, he was moved to the SmackDown brand where his animosity for his brother was dropped and they formed a tag team. On September 12, 2008, he debuted and teamed with his brother, Carlito, to defeat WWE Tag Team Champions Curt Hawkins and Zack Ryder in a non-title match.
On April 15, 2009, both he and Carlito were drafted back to the Raw brand as part of the 2009 Supplemental Draft.
On July 6, 2009, on an episode of Raw, they lost to Edge and Jericho, and afterwards Carlito attacked him leading to a feud between the two which ended after Carlito defeated him on August 3, 2009, on an episode of Raw. He then mainly featured on WWE Superstars.
On May 2, 2010, on an edition of WWE Superstars, he turned heel when his brother Carlito stopped their match against each other and asked him to work as a team again and not listen to the fans. On May 10, 2010, on an episode of Raw, he and Carlito attacked R-Truth for Ted DiBiase, who paid them straight after the attack.
The team was split up once again due to Carlito being released from his contract on May 21, 2010. He would then wrestle mainly on WWE Superstars again.
On January 27, 2011, on an edition of WWE Superstars, he and Zack Ryder announced that they had formed a tag team and went on to defeat David Hart Smith and Yoshi Tatsu. They would call themselves DZP (Down with Zack and Primo) and defeat Smith and Tatsu in a rematch (as mentioned in Z! True Long Island Story). He and Ryder would then go on a losing streak before their team would slowly dissolve. On April 11, 2011, on an episode of Raw, he fought the debuting Sin Cara in a losing effort.
Throughout the next few years, he started to team up with Epico (his cousin) in a tag team in various gimmicks with them being themselves, Los Matadores, and The Shining Stars.
Throughout his WWE career, he became a World Tag Team Champion and a 2x WWE Tag Team Champion. He still competes in WWE to this day teaming up with his cousin Epico as The Shining Stars.
My Thoughts: Primo Colón is a very underrated individual. He has a solid look about him, he has a certain presence about him when he’s in the ring, he has a solid character, solid charisma, and he’s a pretty good wrestler. The Shining Star of the Caribbean!
Video: This video contains a match between Primo Colón and Lawrence Knight on November 1, 2008.
My Thoughts: This was a good match that showcased Primo Colón very well. He was already a WWE Superstar when this match happened so he made a return to FCW to take on the young talent that was Lawrence Knight.
Primo Colón was very impressive in this match as he got to showcased his high flying skills in this match. He also took a lot of punishment from Lawrence Knight here, but still managed to fight back and gained the victory over Lawrence Knight.
Good match that showcased Primo Colón well here as he was on the tag team rise with his brother Carlito in WWE.
It’s a shame that WWE aren’t using properly. Even though I don’t think he’ll be a main eventer, he could be a great tag team wrestler with his brother Epico, but unfortunately, they haven’t used them well at all.
Hopefully one day, we’ll see Primo Colón being used correctly in the WWE. The Shining Star of the Caribbean!
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