Kofi Kingston Recalls Xavier Woods Showing Up To DSW And FCW Wearing A Suit, Holding A Resume

Xavier Woods is nothing if not professional.

Always thinking with a business-mind, Woods showed up to WWE developmental dressing for the job he wanted, not the job he had.

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"Xavier, we were in Deep South. I was in the ring, the door swings open, everyone stops, crickets. 'Who dares come in the house?' Xavier Woods, eyes wide open, dressed in a suit, has his resume," recalled Kofi Kingston on the Swerve City Podcast. "'What's this guy doing with a resume?' If you're going to a job, you're supposed to have a resume. He comes in, hands his resume in, has a wrestling tape. The next day, Deep South closes down. We open in Tampa [FCW] a couple months later. A few weeks after, door swings open again, Xavier Woods. Suit on, again. Resume, again. It was awesome when I saw he finally got hired. I wasn't a huge part of his journey, but I saw the grind. Seeing how amazing of a mind he has for the business. Very underrated. He's been around the way. Me and Big E joke that Woods is the veteran of our team. Everyone thinks it's me because I've been on TV longer. When you see that determination, you can't help but get fired up. I'm always about pushing people and helping them to get up to as high of a level as they can get up to as opposed to 'this guy might take my spot, let me see how I can hinder him.' I never understood that. If you're confident enough in your skills, you shouldn't be worried about anybody else."

Woods signed a developmental deal with WWE in 2010 but had already made a name for himself in TNA and NJPW.

Woods and Kingston eventually united in WWE when New Day formed in 2014.

Elsewhere on the podcast, Kingston discussed his relationship with CM Punk and how he helped him prior to his ECW debut. You can find his full comments by clicking here.

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