Xavier Woods Recalls Vince McMahon Not Being Happy With His D-Von Dudley Tribute

Bubba Ray and D-Von Dudley returned to WWE in 2015 and immediately went after New Day, kicking off a rivalry between the two teams.

During their first attack on New Day, the Dudleyz put Xavier Woods through a table with the 3-D. Woods sold the spot similar to D-Von's infamous "twitch sell" where his whole body began shaking. Woods was pleased with his tribute to D-Von.

Vince McMahon was not.

"After they put me through the table -- you guys have seen D-Von wrestle, he has that twitch sell. In my head, literally in the moment I'm up in the air for the 3-D, I'm like 'I'm gonna D-Von sell,' and I did it. My leg is twitching and some people got it. When we got to the back -- We in the the New Day, we don't get chastised much. We have been before, but this made me nervous. Everything was great, the crowd was losing their minds, we're high-fiving and hugging. I see Vince over there and he's like, 'Hey, come here.' The three of us start walking over and he goes, 'No, just Woods.' I'm like, 'Oh, no.' You start racking your brain of what you did. He goes, 'great stuff out there taking the 3-D through the table, it looked away, but that sell? It's not the 80s anymore, kid.' In my heart, I knew I did the right thing to pay homage to D-Von, but I definitely didn't do it again," recalled Xavier on Table Talk with D-Von Dudley.

The feud between New Day and the Dudleyz went through Hell in a Cell 2015 with New Day coming out on top.

Elsewhere on the podcast, Xavier explained why he wasn't on Talking SmackDown despite being announced as the co-host. You can find his full comments by clicking here.

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