Xavier Woods

Oct 19, 2009 - by Jamie Cruickshank

Real Name: Austin Watson
Height: 5’10”
Weight: 205 lbs.
Date of Birth: September 4, 1986
From: Marietta, GA
Pro Debut: June 2005
Trained By: Rob Adonis & Brodie Ray Chase
Finishing Move: Lost in the Woods

Biography

– In his early career, Watson wrestled as ‘Austin Creed’
– On April 7, 2007, Awesome Attraction (Creed & Hayden Young) defeated Justice Served (Jason Justice & Mikki Free) to win the NWA Anarchy Tag Team Titles
– On April 21, Awesome Attraction defeated Anger Inc (Don Matthews & Adam Roberts) to retain the NWA Anarchy Tag Team Titles
– On May 5, Awesome Attraction defeated The Hollywood Brunettes (Kyle Matthews & Andrew Alexander) and Adrian Hawkins & Seth Delay in a Ladder Match to retain the NWA Anarchy Tag Team Titles
– On July 12, Creed defeated Murder-1 in the final of a tournament to win the vacant DSW Heavyweight Title
– A week later, Creed defeated Pretty Boy Floyd by DQ to retain the DSW Heavyweight Title
– On July 21, Awesome Attraction (Creed & Hayden Young) fought The Urban Assault Squad (Shadow Jackson & Nemesis) to a double countout to retain the NWA Anarchy Tag Team Titles
– On August 4, Awesome Attraction defeated The NWA Elite (Jeff Lewis & Kory Chavis) to retain the NWA Anarchy Tag Team Titles
– On September 29, Awesome Attraction defeated The Urban Assault Squad (Shadow Jackson & Nemesis) to retain the NWA Anarchy Tag Team Titles
– Creed competed at TNA Bound For Glory 2007, replacing Pacman Jones to team with Ron Killings against AJ Styles & Tomko. It was announced that Creed had signed with TNA shortly thereafter
– On November 17, Awesome Attraction (Creed & Hayden Young) defeated Todd Sexton & Wes Grissom to retain the NWA Anarchy Tag Team Titles
– In December 2007, having not been used at all by the company, Creed requested, and was granted, his TNA release
– Creed returned to TNA in a dark match prior to the Against All Odds 2008 event, teaming with Sonjay Dutt to defeated The Rock n Rave Infection (Lance Hoyt & Jimmy Rave). Creed signed another TNA deal after the event and this one stuck!
– Creed (as Consequences Creed) made his official TNA debut on the April 10, 2008 episode of Impact, defeating Jimmy Rave
– On the August 21, 2008 episode of Impact, Creed defeated TNA X-Division Champion Petey Williams by DQ
– On the January 8, 2009 episode, Creed & Jay Lethal defeated Beer Money Inc (James Storm & Robert Roode) to win the TNA Tag Team Titles, but would lose them back at that month’s Genesis PPV without making a televised defense
– At Sacrifice ’09, Creed, Lethal & Eric Young defeated Sheik Abdul Bashir and The Motor City Machine Guns (Chris Sabin & Alex Shelley)
– In March 2010, Creed was released by TNA
– Creed won the 2010 ECWA Super 8 Tournament on July 10, defeating Tommaso Ciampa in the final
– Later that month, Creed signed a WWE developmental deal. In FCW, he adopted the ring name Xavier Woods.
– On November 4, 2010, Woods & Wes Brisco defeated Derrick Bateman & Johnny Curtis and Jackson Andrews & Brodus Clay to win the FCW Florida Tag Team Titles
– On November 11, Woods & Brisco defeated The Dudebusters (Caylen Croft & Trent Beretta) to retain the FCW Florida Tag Team Titles
– On November 18, Woods & Brisco defeated Brodus Clay & Jackson Andrews to retain the FCW Florida Tag Team Titles
– Over the next two days, Woods & Brisco twice defended the FCW Florida Tag Team Titles against Jacob Novak & Jinder Mahal
– Xavier Woods made his main roster debut on the November 18, 2013 edition of Raw, being introduced as R-Truth’s new partner in a match against 3MB, scoring the winning pin.
– At NXT Arrival, Woods fought Tyler Breeze to a no-contest following immediate interference from Rusev.
– In November 2014, following a period of relative inactivity, Woods re-debuted as part of The New Day stable alongside Big E & Kofi Kingston.
– At Extreme Rules ’15, The New Day (Big E & Kingston) defeated Cesaro & Tyson Kidd to win the WWE Tag Team Titles. The trio would defend the titles under the Freebird Rule
– At Payback ’15, The New Day (Big E & Kingston) defeated Cesaro & Tyson Kidd in a Best of 3 Falls Match to retain the WWE Tag Team Titles
– At Elimination Chamber ’15, The New Day defeated Cesaro & Tyson Kidd, Los Matadores (Diego & Fernando), The Ascension (Konnor & Viktor), The Lucha Dragons (Kalisto & Sin Cara) and The Prime Time Players (Darren Young & Titus O’Neil) in the first ever Tag Team Elimination Chamber Match to retain the WWE Tag Team Titles
– At Royal Rumble ’16, The New Day defeated The Usos (Jimmy & Jey) to retain the WWE Tag Team Titles
– At WWE Roadblock, The New Day defeated The League of Nations (Sheamus & King Barrett) to retain the WWE Tag Team Titles
– At Extreme Rules ’16, The New Day defeated The Vaudevillains (Aiden English & Simon Gotch) to retain the WWE Tag Team Titles
– At Money In The Bank ’16, The New Day defeated The Vaudevillains, The Club (Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson) and Enzo & Cass in a 4-Way Match to retain the WWE Tag Team Titles
– In the 2016 WWE draft, all 3 members of The New Day were allocated to Raw
– At Clash of Champions ’16, The New Day defeated The Club to retain the WWE Tag Team Titles
– At Survivor Series ’16, The New Day were members of Team Raw as they defeated Team Smackdown
– On April 11, 2017, Woods was moved to the Smackdown roster
– At Money In The Bank ’17, The New Day defeated Smackdown Tag Team Champions The Usos (Jimmy & Jey) by countout
– At Battleground ’17, The New Day defeated The Usos to win the Smackdown Tag Team Titles
– On the September 12 episode of Smackdown, The New Day defeated The Usos in a Street Fight to regain the Smackdown Tag Team Titles
– At Fastlane ’18, The New Day fought The Usos to a no-contest after interference from The Bludgeon Brothers (Harper & Rowan). The Usos retained their Smackdown Tag Team Titles
– At Summerslam ’18, The New Day defeated The Bludgeon Brothers (Harper & Rowan) by DQ. The Brothers retained their Smackdown Tag Team Titles
– The next week on Smackdown, The New Day defeated The Bludgeon Brothers in a No-DQ Match to win the Smackdown Tag Team Titles
– At Extreme Rules ’19, The New Day (Woods & Big E) defeated Daniel Bryan & Rowan and Heavy Machinery (Otis & Tucker) to win the Smackdown Tag Team Titles
– On October 9, 2020, The New Day (Kingston & Woods) defeated The Artist Collective (Shinsuke Nakamura & Cesaro) to win the Smackdown Tag Team Titles
– The following week, The New Day and Smackdown Tag Team Champions The Street Profits swapped brands and exchanged titles
– On October 12, The New Day defeated Dolph Ziggler & Robert Roode to retain the Raw Tag Team Titles
– On November 16, The New Day defeated The Hurt Business (Cedric Alexander & Shelton Benjamin) to retain the Raw Tag Team Titles
– On November 23, The New Day defeated The Hurt Business to retain the Raw Tag Team Titles
– On March 15, 2021, The New Day defeated The Hurt Business to regain the Raw Tag Team Titles, but would lose them to AJ Styles & Omos within a month
– At Extreme Rules 2021, The New Day (Woods, Kofi Kingston & Big E) defeated AJ Styles, Seth Rollins & Omos
– At Crown Jewel 2021, Woods defeated Finn Balor to win the 2021 King Of The Ring Tournament. He would become known as King Woods in the aftermath
– In the 2021 Draft, The New Day were traded back to Smackdown
– Following WrestleMania 38, Woods dropped the King moniker

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