WWE Hall Of Famer and a man of royal pedigree Booker T has imparted some regal words of wisdom for new King Of The Ring Xavier Woods and says “be careful what you wish for.”
Booker T rejuvenated his WWE career in 2006 when he won that year’s King Of The Ring tournament and crowned himself King Booker. It was during this run that King Booker won his only World Championship of his WWE career when he defeated Rey Mysterio at 2006’s Great American Bash.
Recently at the Crown Jewel event in Saudi Arabia, The New Day’s Xavier Woods propelled himself into the history books when he won this year’s King Of The Ring tournament.
Now speaking to Bill Pritchard of WrestleZone, Booker T has offered some words of advice and caution for ‘King Xavier:’
“Royal advice… [laughs] Oh man, strap in, be careful what you wish for. He’s definitely in a position now to where it’s sink or swim, and with that character, that role, you’ve got to be able to step outside of yourself and become something totally different. There again, it’s wrestling, it is to be embellished.”
“But to make the fans buy in, you have to drive a different way. You have to make sure you don’t step into those landmines that you think, ‘This is going to be great,’ and then all of the sudden, things turn the opposite way for you.”
Booker T then went on to explain that if there’s anybody who can dodge those landmines and get the fans on side, it’s Xavier Woods:
“But one thing I must say — Xavier Woods might be the perfect person for this role. Honestly, he might be the perfect person for this role because I go back to The New Day when they first started, and everybody hated them. Nobody got behind The New Day.”
“‘The New Day sucked,’ that’s the slogan around the arenas, and they said ‘We’re going to flip this, we’re going to make you love The New Day’ and they did that to the point that they are the most decorated tag team in WWE’s history. [They were] voted the greatest tag team in WWE’s history, so if there’s anyone that’s willing to take that role and make it their own, it’s Xavier Woods. Let’s see exactly what he does with it.”