Xavier Woods has been having an incredible 2021. He won the WWE King of the Ring at October’s Crown Jewel event. He got a new hosting gig with G4. He gained swarms of support when it was found out he was being unfairly compensated for his UpUpDownDown YouTube gaming show.
Woods recently talked to Bleacher Report about his big singles push. He said even as a kid, he loved tag team wrestling. King Xavier even name dropped a surprising team who inspired and entertained him while growing up.
“It’s been really cool, obviously because I haven’t had the chance to have a singles run in the company yet and the focus has always been on tag team wrestling. Even when I was a kid, I was just obsessed with it. Billy and Chuck were my favorite tag team. I freaking loved them.
People always laugh when I say that, but when you go back and think about it, that was a situation where we had a team that hit the scene and it wasn’t necessarily, ‘Oh, these guys are world-beaters and they’re going to be champions.’ They evolved into one of the most entertaining teams we could see and they had a full main event segment with them getting married as partners with a reveal. with Eric Bischoff.
It’s hard for tag teams to get that position where they not only get to have cool matches but where they get to be in the middle of the most important stuff on the show.”
The various combinations of The New Day with Kofi Kingston and WWE Champion Big E have been one of the most successful teams in modern WWE history. Woods is the only member of the group who has yet to achieve a world championship. Time will tell if he will be the next in line.
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