El Torito (manager)
|Former members||Rosa Mendes (valet)|
6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
|Weights||432 lbs (196 kg)|
|Debuted||November 11, 2011|
Los Matadores are a professional wrestling tag team performing in WWE consisting of Epico and Primo. The duo, who are real life cousins hailing from Puerto Rico, and were managed by their valet, Rosa Mendes.
Formation; Tag Team Champions (2011–present)
On the November 4 episode of SmackDown, Epico debuted on the main roster as a heel and realigned with Hunico, his former partner from when both were masked in FCW. On the November 11 episode of Smackdown, Primo, Epico's real-life cousin, was in the corner of Epico when he teamed with Hunico in a winning effort against The Usos. On the November 17 episode of Superstars, Epico and Primo beat The Usos. On the December 1 episode of Superstars, Rosa Mendes aligned herself with the group as their valet, as they were officially moved to the Raw brand and quietly disassociated from Hunico.
Epico and Primo then began a feud with WWE Tag Team Champions Air Boom, beating both Evan Bourne and Kofi Kingston in singles matches, followed by two victories for Epico and Primo against Air Boom during non-title tag team matches on December 13 at WWE Tribute to the Troops and the December 15 episode of Superstars. This earned Epico and Primo a shot at the titles at TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs pay-per-view, but were unsuccessful.
Epico and Primo's feud with Air Boom continued with Air Boom triumphant in singles matches, while Epico and Primo obtained yet another victory in an non-title tag match. At a Raw live event on January 15, 2012, Epico and Primo defeated Air Boom to win the WWE Tag Team Championship. The following night on Raw, Epico and Primo successfully defended their titles in a rematch. On the January 20 episode of SmackDown, Epico and Primo defeated The Usos in a non-title tornado tag team match.
- Epico's finishing moves
- Primo's finishing moves
- Backstabber (Double knee backbreaker)
- Entrance themes
- "Barcode" by Jack Elliot (WWE; November 17, 2011–present)