Xavier Woods believes there are things that the world of Esports can take from the over-the-top world of WWE.
Speaking with BBC, Xavier Woods explained how he thinks wrestling-style personas can help casual fans get more into the world of Esports.
“I think that there are definitely places for Esports to go, and that's kind of one of the reasons that I wanted to make the gaming channel as well,” Woods explains. “My thought has always been if I'm interested in the game and figure out how to make them interested in people much like wrestling, because I know people that don't like watching wrestling, they don't they don't like the actual physical wrestling part of it, but they love everything else about it, the dramatics, the promos, and they watch it purely for that stuff.”
He continues, “So my thought is that, what if the same thing can be brought to the Esports world? So, I'm not saying that everybody gets personas and is coming out screaming out in promos. So rather than just kind of winning and, you know, 'this is fun, this is cool.' Winning and being able to be interviewed immediately and speaking coherently, maybe trash talking your opponent a little bit. But they've been trained in how to do this too. Now, if I don't understand Street Fighter, I understand there's beef right here.”
Woods would also say to anybody trying to start a gaming channel, they should do it for fun rather than profit because burnout is a lot less likely if you're doing something that you enjoy.
Xavier Woods is currently rehabbing an Achilles tendon injury. However, his brothers in The New Day, Kofi Kingston and Big E are holding down the fort on Friday Night SmackDown as the current Tag Team Champions.
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