Topic/Subject: Today, I will be showing a match that involves a valedictorian.
Wrestler: “The Valedictorian” Xavier Woods (Consequences Creed).
Background Information: Xavier Woods is billed from Angel Grove, California. He was born in Columbus, Georgia in 1986 and graduated from Sprayberry High School in Marietta, Georgia in 2004.
That same year, he began studying psychology and philosophy at Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina.
He graduated from Furman University with two degrees a Bachelor of Arts in psychology and philosophy on May 29, 2008. At his time at Furman University, he had a brief stint as an accomplished cheerleader.
While attending Furman University, he began training for a career in professional wrestling and in 2005, began wrestling part-time with Rob Adonis’s Ultimate Christian Wrestling (UCW) promotion.
While in the Greenville, South Carolina-based World Wrestling Council (WWC) run by former NWA professional wrestler Brodie Ray Chase, he developed his current ring persona based heavily on the character Apollo Creed from the Rocky series.
During his time in NWA Anarchy, he was part of a tag team called Awesome Attraction with Hayden Young. The pair had one of the longest title reigns in the promotion’s history after defeating Justice Served (Jason Justice and Mike Free) in Cornelia, Georgia on April 7, 2007.
In 2006, he won NWA’s Most Popular Wrestler voted for by the NWA fans.
On July 12, 2007, he defeated Murder-One to become the first DSW Heavyweight Champion since the split from WWE. He also worked with The Assassin while in Deep South Wrestling (DSW).
He appeared at Total Nonstop Action Wrestling’s (TNA) Bound For Glory pay-per-view event teaming with Ron Killings as the replacement for Adam “Pacman” Jones.
He wrestled under the name Rasheed Lucius “Consequences” Creed. His union with Ron Killings was made to be a play on words with Killings’ nickname “The Truth” being combined with his nickname “Consequences” to form Truth and Consequences which is similar to the name of a town (Truth or Consequences, New Mexico named for an old game show).
On October 21, 2007, it was reported that he had signed a contract with TNA. The signing was reported when he appeared on the radio show Trash Talking Radio on October 23, 2007, with Tommy Cairo and Sabian. His signing was also confirmed later at a NWA Anarchy show where he was presented the contract by TNA Booking Director Bill Behrens. Following Bound For Glory, he was not seen on TNA television for months after Killings asked and was later granted his release from the company.
On February 10, 2008, he wrestled in a dark match before Against All Odds. He teamed with Sonjay Dutt defeating The Rock ‘n Rave Infection.
At Hard Justice 2008, he faced Petey Williams for the TNA X Division Championship, but lost after interference from Sheik Abdul Bashir.
On October 30, 2008, on an episode of Impact!, he along with Samoa Joe, A.J. Styles, Jay Lethal, Petey Williams, Eric Young, ODB, and The Motor City Machineguns formed a faction of younger wrestlers known as The Frontline to oppose The Main Event Mafia.
Throughout his TNA career, he became a TNA World Tag Team Champion. He competed with TNA until he got released from the company in 2010.
On April 4, 2010, New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) announced him using his Consequences Creed ring name as a participant in the first Super J Tag Tournament.
On July 10, 2010, he defeated Brian Milonas, U–Gene, and Tommaso Ciampa to win East Coast Wrestling Association’s (ECWA) 2010 Super 8 Tournament.
On July 22, 2010, it was announced that he had signed a developmental contract with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). He used his real name and made his debut for WWE’s developmental territory Florida Championship Wrestling (FCW) on July 29, 2010, in a tag team match where he and Percy Watson were defeated by Brodus Clay and Donny Marlow. He has since been added to the company’s official website under the name Xavier Woods.
Throughout his FCW career, he became a Florida Tag Team Champion. He competed with FCW until it was changed to NXT Wrestling for their developmental territory.
He competed for a time on NXT where he would promote himself as an appreciator of 1990s culture such as thick cellphones. He competed in NXT until he was called up to the main roster.
On November 18, 2013, on an episode of Raw, Woods made his main roster debut as he teamed with fellow TNA alumnus and former tag-team partner R-Truth to defeat 3MB (Drew McIntyre and Jinder Mahal) after Woods pinned McIntyre.
On November 29, 2013, on an episode of SmackDown, he began a feud with Brodus Clay after Clay took offense to him using his entrance music and The Funkdactyls as his managers earlier in the week on Raw.
On July 21, 2014, on an episode of Raw, after Big E and Kofi Kingston suffered another loss as a team, he confronted them declaring that they could not get ahead by kissing babies and shaking hands. Instead, it would be their time to take. The duo accepted his offer and on the next day’s Main Event, he managed Big E and Kingston to a decisive victory over Heath Slater and Titus O’Neil.
From November 3, 2014, on an episode of Raw, WWE began airing vignettes for him along with Big E and Kingston with the stable now being billed as The New Day. The New Day made their in-ring debut on November 28, 2014, on an episode of SmackDown in a winning effort against Titus O’Neil, Heath Slater, and Curtis Axel.
Throughout his WWE career, he became a 2x WWE Tag Team Champion. He still competes in WWE to this day and is a part of The New Day on the SmackDown Live! brand.
My Thoughts: Xavier Woods is a very talented individual. Even though he doesn’t have the look of a top star in WWE, he has presence about him in and outside of the ring, he has a great charisma, he has excellent charisma, and he’s a great wrestler in the ring. It’s Morphin’ Time!
Video: This video contains a match between Xavier Woods and Jacob Novak on September 15, 2010.
My Thoughts: This was a good match that showcased his skills in the ring.
His rolling thunder into a clothesline on Jacob Novak was well executed and his Diving DDT from the second rope onto Jacob Novak looked devastating as it got the win for Xavier Woods in the end. Good performance from Xavier Woods in this match as he made himself and Jacob Novak looked good.
Good match that showcased Xavier Woods’ skills in the ring very well.
Even though I don’t see Xavier Woods as a main event player or a world champion in WWE, he can still be a great asset in the company by being a mid-carder, a tag team wrestler, or even a manager in WWE which is what he is doing currently right now and it’s doing wonders for him.
There is going to be a time where he has to go solo and I don’t know if that will work out for him at the moment, but he’s currently doing well in his role as a part of The New Day so for me, I have no complaints. Though, I would like to see his 1990s culture gimmick again if he goes to singles, but till then, New Day rocks! It’s Morphin’ Time!
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