Kofi Kingston turned WrestleMania 35 into KofiMania, but Xavier Woods had no idea what was really going to happen. He kept this a secret on purpose out of fear for what he might do if Vince McMahon changed his mind about Kingston’s win.

While talking to Chris Van Vliet, Xavier Woods admitted that he told everyone not to tell him if Kofi Kingston was going to win the WWE Title. Things can always change mid-match and he didn’t know what would happen if he knew plans were changed for Kofi’s WrestleMania moment.

“I didn’t know it was going to happen. I said ‘don’t tell me.’ If the outcome changes mid-match I don’t know what I am going to do. I said ‘don’t tell me a thing.’ I knew what we had to do at the end, but I didn’t know anything after that. I assumed. But it was all so real, not that it wasn’t real before, but this was the thing that said it’s not just us having fun and having a good time. We’ve created something worth what we believe it is worth. Now everyone sees what it is worth.”

“It’s for everyone who walks into work and they do everything in their power to possibly move ahead. But you just can’t. As you’re crushing it, you see people with little or no experience, they haven’t been through what you have, they are flying past you with no one saying a word to you. At that point in that moment, it made every decision I’ve made in my life correct. You never know if you are making the right choices. You have an idea but you never know.”


Kofi Kingston did pull down a historic victory and the WWE Title against Daniel Bryan at WrestleMania. Xavier Woods’ celebration in the ring was also 100% organic, because he really didn’t know what was going to happen in that high-stakes title match.

Right now it appears that Kofi Kingston is in the title hunt once again. We’ll have to see how that #1 contender match against Drew McIntyre turns out next week on WWE RAW.

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Thanks to Wrestling Inc for the quote

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