Xavier Woods has been a part of the pro wrestling business long enough to realize how much pull the fans can have. However, it’s hard to understand what they’re complaining about sometimes. After all, everyone in the ring seems to be wrestling with the same goal in mind to entertain them.
While in the Phillipeans recently, Woods spoke to Manila Bullentin about the frustration he feels when pro wrestling fans complain about a pay-per-view like Survivor Series when saying it didn’t match up to NXT TakeOver: WarGames. After all, they’re all wrestling for the same company.
“When people talk about the difference between the organizations – not even organizations – between like NXT and the main roster. So when they say like, ‘Oh man, TakeOver killed it. SummerSlam, this is gonna suck. It’s on the same company. What is there to complain about?”
“You just got an awesome wrestling show on Saturday night, you just had an awesome wrestling show on Sunday, then you’re gonna watch RAW on Monday, and SmackDown on Tuesday, then NXT.”
“What are you complaining about? And then like, you can watch New Japan. You can watch AAA. You can watch so much wrestling from all corners of the world, and it’s all awesome and it’s all good. It’s all different guys and girls portraying their form of art that they love – that they wanna give to you. So anytime anyone complains about wrestling it’s so annoying to me because people come off as these entitled infants. Because in reality, wrestling hurts so bad, and then we’re hurting ourselves to entertain the masses, and sometimes the masses wanna tell us how much it sucks.”
It has to be very hard for Woods, Big E, and Kofi to leave it all out in the ring and not get the credit they deserve. This is made even worse if they wrestle in a kickoff show match that WWE ignores the result of. But as he continues his career, if I were a betting man, Woods is going to hear many more complaints that he will simply have to learn to deal with.