Xavier Woods is proud that he has been able to use his gaming YouTube channel, UpUpDownDown, to be able to explore new territories in the world of wrestling and beyond.
One of the more memorable moments in the history of the channel was when The New Day faced off with The Elite, Kenny Omega and The Young Bucks in a friendly game of Street Fighter during E3 in 2018. This was back when Kenny and The Young Bucks were wrestling for New Japan-Pro Wrestling and The Elite held the IWGP World Heavyweight and Tag Team Championships.
In a rare move, WWE actually promoted this crossover appearance and advertised Kenny Omega, Matt Jackson, and Nick Jackson as champions for another promotion. Of course, now Kenny, Matt, and Nick are each Executive Vice Presidents of AEW and the likelihood of another epic crossover like this has diminished.
Speaking on The Two Man Power Trip of Wrestling Podcast, Xavier Woods opened up about the friendly rivalry with Kenny Omega and how he hopes to have a singles encounter inside of the squared circle with the former IWGP World Heavyweight Champion one day should circumstances allow.
Credit to The Two Man Power Trip of Wrestling Podcast team for sending along the following quote.
“Kenny Omega has been on my YouTube show before and so have the Young Bucks,” Woods recalled. “We have been able to do a Street Fighter Tournament together with a wrestling spin on it of course with the contract signing and cutting promos on each other beforehand. Using video games as a conduit we have been able to do something no one else has been able to do. That rivalry is still going strong today and I’m pretty sure it will never end. I would love to do some sort of interpromotional match with him one day. The goal is to destroy boundaries. Do things that we aren’t supposed to be doing because people would really enjoy it. Given the right circumstances, I do think it could happen, but we’ll see.
Also in this interview, Xavier talks even more about the New Day, his entire WWE run including stints in FCW and NXT. You can listen via the embedded link above.