Woods gives his take.
This past Monday's episode of WWE RAW was one that drew massive amounts of attention for negative reasons. The show was heavily criticized by a number of people who viewed the show and those people shared their displeasure on social media regarding the way that RAW was put together. Former 5-time WWE Tag Team Champion Xavier Woods spoke about the topic but not directly about this past Monday's RAW, but Woods went over how people critique a product that they already do not like.
Woods was in the Philippines doing PR work for WWE and there was a press conference held at the Shari La Hotel in Bonifacio Global City. The Philippine newspaper 'Manila Bullentin' had a representative at the Xavier Woods press conference and Woods shared that it blows his mind whenever people complain about pro wrestling shows they dislike and he further elaborated on the topic and here's what he had to say according to the outlet:
"When people talk about the difference between the organizations – not even organizations – between like NXT and the main roster. So when they say like, ‘Oh man, TakeOver killed it. SummerSlam, this is gonna suck.’” Woods said, “It’s on the same company. What is there to complain about?”
Xavier Woods talked about fans having TakeOver, a major WWE pay-per-view, RAW and SmackDown within the span of a few days and complaints are still made. Woods added that people who make those complaints come off as annoying because in reality the in-ring performers are going out and putting their bodies on the line for everyone's entertainment.
“You just got an awesome wrestling show on Saturday night, you just had an awesome wrestling show on Sunday, then you’re gonna watch RAW on Monday, and SmackDown on Tuesday, then NXT,” said the New Day member. “What are you complaining about? And then like, you can watch New Japan. You can watch AAA. You can watch so much wrestling from all corners of the world, and it’s all awesome and it’s all good. It’s all different guys and girls portraying their form of art that they love – that they wanna give to you. So anytime anyone complains about wrestling it’s so annoying to me because people come off as these entitled infants,” Woods mentioned. “Because in reality, wrestling hurts so bad, and then we’re hurting ourselves to entertain the masses, and sometimes the masses wanna tell us how much it sucks,” he ended.
Xavier Woods will be looking to entertain come December 16th at WWE TLC when he and his New Day brethren hope to become SmackDown Tag Team Champions for a fourth time when they face The Bar and The Usos in a Triple-Threat Tag Team match with the gold hanging in the balance.