Primo and Epico have been a tag team on the main roster for about five years now. With one tag team title reign and a stint as a pair of bullfighters, the Puerto Rico natives have struggled to find some serious success on the main roster.
When vignettes appeared for the first time a couple of weeks ago, many fans were left severely disappointed at the prospect of their return. Then you add in the terrible name change and the fact there is plenty of better tag teams floating around in NXT; we start to believe that their debut won’t go down too well.
It’s unclear if the team will be babyface or heel. If they were babyface, you can expect the WWE Universe to boo them because The Shining Stars are simply not likable. If they were heel then maybe a little bit more respect will be given by the WWE Universe to the tag team.
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One thing that is evidently clear is that Primo and Epico are good workers, hence why they have been a part of SummerSlam and WrestleMania tag team matches before. They can be involved in exciting spots and put over tag teams in-ring abilities better than anyone else in the division.
WWE have to book them in a way where they are not relegated to their former lower-card status. If they only get under five minutes to perform on television they will go nowhere because superstars who are given this sort of timeslot need to be able to shine through their characters, and The Shining Stars character and fan connection is not their strong point at the moment.
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Therefore, for the team to be successful they need to be given the time to perform and showcase their unique skill set.
Unfortunately, some fans may not like it, but expect to see The Shining Stars to pick up some cheap victories over some established fan favourite tag teams. The Uso’s, Enzo and Cass and even The New Day, could all fall victim to WWE’s plan to push the Caribbean’s.
Considering the two haven’t done anything since being put through tables by the Dudley’s in the lead up to Night of Champions, WWE’s timing suggest that they will be pushed soon. Maybe a tag team title match is in the offering for them at the Money in the Bank or the Battleground pay-per-view.
However, whatever the outcome, The Shining Stars should not win the championships.
WWE has a stacked tag team division, and with ‘The Club’ thereabouts in the division, it wouldn’t make a lot of sense to discredit the value in giving the belts to The Shining Stars. A potential feud could be on the cards between the teams for the belts, but The Shining Stars would need some reinforcement.
WWE should seriously consider resigning Carlito and aligning him with The Shining Stars. He may not have been with the company since 2010, but he has been relatively active on the independent scene, winning the WWC Universal Championship only two months ago.
The reintroduction of Carlito sets up an exciting faction angle. The three could play off the Caribbean swagger that they all have, and try to be the coolest superstars on the roster. Carlito is an established singles wrestler as well, so he could help bolster the mid-card division with entertaining matches with Kalisto for the Unites States Championship.
Will The Shining Stars be a flop upon their return? Should WWE re-sign one of the coolest superstars in WWE history, have your say in the comments sections.