Xavier Woods has discussed Kofi Kingston’s WrestleMania title triumph and says he told his New Day partner to keep the result a secret from him.
At WrestleMania 35 in 2019 ‘Kofi-Mania’ ran wild inside the MetLife Stadium and Kofi Kingston finally ascended to the top of WWE by winning the WWE Championship. He defeated ‘The New’ Daniel Bryan in the highly emotional contest that saw Kingston celebrate with his two sons alongside Woods and Big E.
Speaking to Chris Van Vliet on his Insight podcast, Xavier Woods revealed that going into the match he didn’t know what the outcome would be.
“I didn’t know it was going to happen. I said don’t tell me. If the outcome changes mid-match I don’t know what I am going to do, I said don’t tell me a thing. I knew what we had to do at the end, but I didn’t know anything after that. I assumed [the result]. But it was all so real, not that it wasn’t real before, but this was the thing that said it’s not just us having fun and having a good time. We’ve created something worth what we believe it is worth. Now everyone sees what it is worth.”
Woods continued saying that Kingston’s title win gave him validation for everything he had done in his own career up to that point:
“It’s for everyone who walks into work and they do everything in their power to possibly move ahead. But you just can’t. As your crushing it, you see people with little or no experience, they haven’t been through what you have, they are flying past you with no one saying a word to you. At that point in that moment, it made every decision I’ve made in my life correct. You never know if you are making the right choices. You have an idea but you never know.”
Kofi Kingston held the title for six months before being cruelly decimated by Brock Lesnar on the first episode of SmackDown on FOX in seven seconds. Xavier Woods recently joked about burning the Brock Lesnar shirt he had worn in his younger days as a wrestling fan.