Xavier Woods Talks Championship Goals – “I Want To Prove I Can Stand On My Own”

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As a successful tag team wrestler, Xavier Woods has accomplished a lot, but The New Day veteran has championship gold on his mind.

Xavier Woods has had a lot of success in his career as a WWE Tag Team Champion as part of The New Day (with Kofi Kingston & Big E). While Kofi and Big E are former WWE Champions, Woods is a former King of the Ring although WWE didn’t let him keep the “King Woods” moniker for that long.

Despite a nearly decade-long run with The New Day, Woods has not held singles gold in WWE yet.

Big E has been out of action for over one year going back to March 2022 due to a broken neck. Kofi Kingston has also been out of action for about four months after ankle surgery. Woods has been healthy, but he has been kept off television for several months.

On the April 21st edition of Smackdown, Xavier Woods tried to become Intercontinental Champion by taking on the dominant champion GUNTHER. While Woods put up a fight, the talented Austrian picked up the victory to keep his title.

During an appearance on the Superstar Crossover, Xavier Woods made it clear that he wants to prove that he can be a singles star in WWE.

“I want the white leather Intercontinental Championship. I like a story. Me and Seth Rollins are the only ones to beat Roman, you know, up until Jey had pinned him. We don’t talk about that, mind you, but that’s fine.”

“In my head, I feel like in order to climb that mountain and become World Champion one day, I need a US Championship run, I need an Intercontinental Championship run. I need to not only prove to everybody but more importantly, prove to myself that I can stand on my own, I can do this as a solo guy.”

Does Xavier Woods Want The New Day To Split So He Can Pursue Singles Gold?

As he continued, Woods made it clear that he didn’t want to see The New Day end while he goes after singles titles in WWE.

“That doesn’t mean that I need to break away from Kofi at all because what we do is we tell stories as a family thing. A lot of wrestling has stories of jealousy and backstabbery, ‘I want this leather and this metal. So I’m not friends with you anymore.'”

“Bro, friendship is the most important thing on this planet to me. That’s the only way that we survive. It’s how we have societies and communities and we grow as a human race, you know. So that’s our focus is telling those stories in wrestling. Hopefully, at some point, we have the chance to tell that story through your boy.”

H/T Fightful