Los Lotharios Pitched Becoming A Tag Team A Year Ago, Claim WWE Forgot That They Were Cousins

Humberto Carrillo and Angel Garza are having a good time now that they are paired as a tag team.

Los Lotharios, Angel and Humberto, are not only cousins, they are two men that are very familiar with one another inside the ring as early in their time on the main roster, they were always on opposite sides of the ring back when Angel was paired with Andrade and Zelina Vega. Speaking in an interview with Sean Ross Sapp prior to WrestleMania 38, Angel and Humberto revealed that they pitched this tag team about a year ago but we're shut down before getting a chance to be a tag team on Main Event.

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“We pitched it before, a year, ago more or less,” Angel Garza began. "We tried to do this tag team and they were like, ‘We see you, Humberto, as a babyface. You are a heel. So there’s no way for us to put you guys together.’ We were like, ‘Now you have a lot of things to go with, if you put us together.’ ‘We don’t think that.’ Okay, put it on the table, that’s it. We kept going with our own paths and then at some point, they were like, ‘Hey, we want to give you guys a shot.’ ‘Of what?’ ‘Tagging each other. You guys are gonna be on Main Event. We want to see you guys together.’ We were like, ‘Okay, great.’ Then, after that, they were like, ‘You guys look great. We have gold right there.’ Hopefully we keep doing the same thing.’”

Humberto Carrillo agreed with this saying that the pairing feels right because it feels more natural.

“It feels better because it feels more natural,” Carillo began. “As you said, we know each other since we were kids. We’re cousins. The stuff that we were doing as kids, now we’re doing right here professionally. It just feels amazing. Just goes natural. I know he has my back, I got his back. We’re complementing each other.”

Angel Garza explained that the company had forgotten that they were cousins. Something that surprised him. Back when they were rivals, it was frequently mentioned that they were cousins on commentary.

"They’re supposed to know that. When they hired us, we did the tryout together. We did everything together. We moved to Orlando almost together. I think they knew we were cousins. But after that, they were like, ‘Oh, you guys are cousins?’ Yes, we are. It all feels natural,” said Angel.

This new pairing also resulted in a heel turn for Humberto Carrillo. Speaking about the change, Humberto said that he is enjoying being a heel, but still enjoys some aspects of being a babyface. Carrillo also said that he is learning quite a lot from his cousin and he hopes this pairing stays for a while.

“I like the heel side but I also like the [spectacularity] of the babyface,” Humberto said. “But I can be in the middle, still have my aerial strikes with this face. Now we’re Los Lotharios. Now everything changed. I feel good. I don’t feel uncomfortable. I feel good doing what I’m doing right now with my cousin. He teaches me a lot. I learn a lot from him. It’s been good. I like this side and I hope it stays for a while.”

Angel explained that he is also learning from Humberto and at one point, Carrillo tried to convince Angel Garza to become a babyface. However, for him, being a heel is just too natural.

“I mean, we both learn from each other," Angel explained. “There was a certain point that he tried to pull me to the side. He was like, ‘Hey, you wanna be a babyface?’ I’m like, ‘Hell no.’ I hate to be babyface. I don’t like it at all. Girls are gonna love me. I know that. Guys, I don’t care. Honestly, I don’t care. So if they want to boo me, I’m here for you. If they want to cheer for me, I’m here for you. It just feels natural. Do you see me on the good side? Can you see me there?”

“I mean, this just feels great,” Garza continued. “Being a heel is like, you can do whatever you want. Being a babyface, you have to please all of the crowd always. Right now, in this era, it’s hard. You know that. Having your channel, they’re always complaining.”

Every week on Friday Night SmackDown, Angel and Humberto continue to become more comfortable in their role and hope to one day become champions. We have weekly coverage of Friday Night SmackDown every Friday beginning at 8 p.m. eastern time as the show airs on the FOX Network.

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