Xavier Woods was on cloud nine as the final SmackDown before the WWE Draft unfolded. After a significant win against LA Knight and a shot at the Intercontinental Championship, he was inches away from his first singles title in over a decade with WWE.
However, the night ended in disappointment as Woods fell to Gunther, prompting him to reassess his plans on SmackDown LowDown. Despite the setback, Woods took time to reflect on his future and the upcoming draft, weighing his options as a singles competitor or a tag team specialist alongside his close friend Kofi Kingston.
While he and Kingston are bound to face Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens for the Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championship, Woods remains determined to achieve solo glory in WWE.
Xavier Woods' Solo Ambition Unwavering
In a heartfelt social media post, Xavier Woods recapped his recent match with Gunther and acknowledged the uncertainty of the WWE Draft.
Regardless of where he and Kingston land, Woods made it clear he has options and is destined for singles championship success. While a win on SmackDown would have changed the WWE landscape, Woods' first failure doesn't mean he will wait another 13 years for another chance.
Facing seasoned competitor Austin Theory could be an exciting opportunity for Woods. However, rumors suggest WWE might have different plans for Woods, known in gaming as Austin Creed. Social media sources claim WWE may pit the entire New Day against Gunther's faction, Imperium.
The rumored feud could see a healthy Big E and Kofi Kingston join Woods in facing Imperium, with the highlight being Big E facing Gunther. This potential feud seems logical, as Gunther has clarified that he believes Woods and the New Day don't take themselves seriously in or out of the ring.
If the New Day members can return to total health, a clash between the fun-loving trio and Imperium would create a classic opposites-attract storyline, a proven formula for success in professional wrestling for decades.