The boyhood dream has come true.
When the revival of G4 was announced in July, Xavier Woods (using the name Austin Creed) was quick to throw his hat into the ring to join the rebirth. #Creed4G4 became a slogan that turned into a campaign that turned into a movement.
The hard work paid off as Woods was officially announced as a G4 host on Tuesday night.
Xavier Woods’ appointment was announced by Kevin Sabbe, Head of Content, G4.
“We could not be happier to welcome Xavier to the family and introduce the first member of G4’s new cast,” said Sabbe. “The list of on-air talent with advanced degrees in psychology, unbridled passion for video games and multiple WWE Tag Team Championships is not long. We loved Xavier’s creative #Creed4G4 campaign and cannot wait to showcase his many talents throughout G4’s developing slate of programming. Xavier stands as a fantastic first representative of an exciting and diverse team that we are assembling for G4 and will be introducing in the coming weeks and months.”
As part of WWE’s The New Day, Woods is a three-time and longest-reigning Raw Tag Team Champion, and a record seven-time SmackDown Tag Team Champion. He has also hosted WWE’s pop culture extravaganza, WrestleMania, and created his own popular YouTube gaming channel, UpUpDownDown, which has more than two million subscribers and recently took home Esports Content Creator Of The Year honors at Esports Awards 2020.
“Never in my wildest dreams did I expect #Creed4G4 to gain so much momentum among WWE fans and gamers alike,” said Woods. “As a lifelong video game fanatic, I have always held a genuine affinity for the G4 brand, and I’m honored and humbled to be joining the G4 team at a time when interest in gaming and the gaming community has never been stronger.”
Creed has found huge success through video games over the years with UpUpDownDown surpassing two million subscribers in 2019 and the channel and Creed winning the 2020 ESports Award for the ESports Award for Content Creator of the Year.