Xavier Woods Reveals Who His Favorite WWE Tag Team Of All Time Is

WWE RAW Star and New Day member Xavier Woods recently spoke with Barstool Sports’ Brandon Walker on a number of topics, including his ACL tear injury and how happy he is that the fans are finally back in the arenas as well as how it was a longer waiting period for him to see the fans due to his injury.

Xavier Woods said:

“For me, it’s a little extra because I tore my Achilles in October when we were in Australia.” “So, I was out for a few months before lockdown even happened. So, for me, it’s coming back to that visceral energy. And the fact that people are bringing T.V. energy to the live events. That’s where normally it’s – you know, a live event. And it’s fun, it’s great. You can mess around a little bit more, so the crowd is super interactive.”

“But when you go to Raw or SmackDown, everyone is losing their minds because of the lights, the cameras, the fireworks. It’s a little more amped up. And it feels like people, having been in their house so long, that they just miss wrestling and they bring that T.V. energy to non-televised shows. And that helps us a lot because we can absorb that and give it back to them. So it’s been really fun being back on the rode with people. It’s been really cool.”

Woods also talked about his mindset coming back in the ThunderDome Era as well as how he did not have the energy of the fans to cover up his fear.

Xavier Woods said:

“Definitely a big fear [helps drive me].” “I came back during the ThunderDome stuff. So, I didn’t have that actual fan adrenaline to help cover up that fear. [I came back twice] essentially. It was weird for the first month, maybe. Just trying to get around my mental state of babying it, or anything like that. But it’s been, luckily, good since then and it’s been alright. But again, the fans being back definitely erase all of that.”

Xavier Woods then talked about who his favorite WWE tag team of all time is and how the match between his favorite tag team and The Hardy Boyz helped him realize he wanted to become a wrestler himself.

Xavier Woods said:

“My favorite tag team growing up was Billy and Chuck.” “I loved Billy and Chuck.” “There was this match with the Hardy Boyz at about the time I was figuring out in my head what wrestling really was.” “And I know I want to do this, but I don’t know how to do it. So, I want to explore those ideas and those thoughts. And I’m watching this match and I remember Jeff Hardy gets tagged in, and Billy Gunn gets tagged in. Billy Gunn, so much bigger and so much larger than Jeff Hardy. And Jeff Hardy is just knocking him around the ring. It’s that part of the match. I’m thinking ‘Man. . .’”

“And then I’m watching other matches with certain guys who have a certain size don’t fall down for certain guys who are smaller than them. And it’s just not as exciting. So, that’s the first time I realized ‘Man, these guys are wrestling for the match. They’re wrestling for their team. They’re wrestling for everybody who’s in the ring.’”