The date of April 15, 2020 was a grim day for the wrestling business, for that was the date on which WWE began to make a mass release of employees the like of which the industry had never before seen. And one person who found themselves amongst those releases, was Orlando Colón.
Known as Epico during his WWE tenure, Orlando's time with Vince McMahon's company saw him win the WWE Tag Team Championship alongside his real-life cousin Primo. But while that title win was clearly a career highlight, the Epico and Primo tandem was also handed some god-awful gimmicks in the shape of the bull fighting Los Matadaroes and the time share shilling Shining Stars.
Having amassed ten years in WWE, Orlando has largely remained silent since departing the company two months ago. Luckily for us, we were able to sit down and grab an hour with the current WWC Universal Heavyweight Champion to discuss a whole array of topics - from how he was able to work for WWC while under WWE contract, to the specifics of his WWE release, to being an original member of The Ascension, to plans for Carlito's big WWE return, and plenty more.
Here then, are just ten things we learned from speaking to Orlando Colón.