Former Tag Champ Xavier Woods recently spoke with RauteMusik for a new interview. He spoke about his goals for the future, his hopes for Kofi Kingston and his passion for tag team wrestling.
“Honestly, I’ve always loved tag teams since I was little," said Woods, "so I’ve always kind of been focused on wanting to be a tag team champion. That was the goal and we hit that goal being the longest reigning [WWE] Tag Team Champions. I just have a lot more fun when there’s success that I am able to share with my friends and people that I love. It’s literally my dream come true."
Some fans tend to look at the tag team division as lesser than, a step down from singles competition, but not Woods. "I think that we don’t understand a lot of the time that tag team champions, they are world champions. To me, it’s just as important as the single’s world championship except that you’re on a team, so it's got just as much importance and just as much clout. So I don’t see it as a lesser title or anything of that nature and that’s the top of our bracket, so we want to be champions again and we want to beat our own record for longest reigning Tag Champions. That’s what we want to do.”
But might Woods, who has improved considerably in the ring over the past eighteen months, consider a singles run? Sure, he says, but he's got other priorities. “Yeah, I think if the opportunity presented itself, then, I’m definitely prepared to step up to the task, but, again, I’m more focused on the group, as New Day, being successful. We all definitely want to be champions on our own right, but right now, we’re gunning to become the Tag Team Champions again.”
But if the New Day ever does break up, and if Woods has anything to say about it, he wants to make sure his buddy Kofi Kingston gets a run as champion.
“The last thing that I really want to do is make sure that Kofi becomes heavyweight champion because I think he deserves it more than anybody in the locker room. He’s an amazing talent, he’s great on the microphone, and he has shown that he can be successful over the past decade that he [has] been there. And so, I want to make sure that he becomes champion because I think he deserves it more than anybody.”
You can listen to the entire interview in the video above.