06/27/2011 AT 8:20 AM ET
The kings and queens of fist pumping aren’t going anywhere yet.
Amid rumors that MTV is planning on replacing the cast of Jersey Shore with a newer, cheaper cast, one of the founding fathers of the “Gym. Tan. Laundry” clan isn’t worried.
“I think we’re irreplaceable,” Paul “DJ Pauly D” DelVecchio told PEOPLE Friday in Las Vegas. “I don’t think they could replace us. They’d just be people trying to be like us, anyway.”