Vince McMahon Pitched Hugh Hefner Playboy WWE Gimmick To The Colons
Hugh Hefner meets Goldust
During their nine-year run as a tag team in WWE, Orlando and Eddie Colon went through several gimmicks, from Los Matadores to The Shining Stars to simply The Colons.
Their most outrageous gimmick ultimately didn't make it to TV, though, as Orlando, formerly known as Epico, revealed the tag team were almost given a Hugh Hefner meets Goldust gimmick before Vince McMahon changed his mind at the last minute.
Speaking to That 90's Wrestling Podcast, Colon detailed McMahon pitching the gimmick to the tag team.
"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 colour scheme. 'Oh god please,'" Orlando said.
"We were about to debut and then two hours before we were supposed to debut with that gimmick Vince goes, 'Ah, it might be too much for TV. Playboys, what is that?' And that was his idea. So then we get called into the office he goes, 'Yeah I want you guys to sell me Puerto Rico. Just yeah, sell it to me. Sell me attention.' And I'm like, 'We'll do whatever you want other than Puerto Rican Playboys.'"
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