Xavier Woods Talks PhD over WWE Championship, Success of The New Day
May 11, 2015 - WWE
Xavier Woods is a untiring optimist. What The New Day calls “the energy of positivity” desirous Woods to acquire dual bachelor’s degrees and a master’s grade in further to his candidacy for a PhD.
On a new Behind a Curtain documentary, Woods’ tour to a WWE register was profiled. Though he had a support of tip central Triple H, who praised him following his entrance compare on Raw, Woods’ reign on a categorical register hasn’t always been a well-spoken one.
During a PodNasty Wrestling Podcast, Woods spoke about his early struggles on a categorical roster, including a forsaken belligerent gimmick alongside Kofi Kingston and Big E.
“Wrestling is a everlasting storybook, so infrequently we start going one direction, though a beauty of it is we could go in whatever instruction we want, though things usually changed. For what reason, I’m not accurately sure, though it’s WWE, and we kind of usually go with a flow,” pronounced Woods.
“It’s one of a things we learn when we get hired, that it is an ever-changing and ever-evolving, living, respirating workism, so a best approach to stay afloat is to usually go along with a things that are occurring around you.”
Woods hardly remained afloat with a initial launch of The New Day. The motivational babyface gimmick came one epoch too late. Gone were a fist-pumping babyfaces of a ’80s. Instead, a fast operated in a genre of party dominated by scandal, cynicism and carnal headlines.
Even in a WWE bubble, fans have grown some-more cloyed and doubtful than ever before. News-making snub is one hashtag away, and fans are never fearful to let their voices be heard.
Despite a new environment, and even since of it, Woods, unqualified optimist, creatively felt The New Day gimmick would work as a babyface stable. After all, WWE constantly preaches that characters can usually get over by being different, and being happy in an indignant universe is doing usually that.
“We had a integrate of opposite schools of thoughts. We suspicion this would occur, that people would be into it, since it’s maybe one of a usually certain things on television, since we spin on a news, and there’s death, murder, automobile crashes and everything,” pronounced Woods.
“Here’s a certain thing with 3 guys, all college educated, all college athletes, all really eloquent, so we’ll evangelise a certain summary like ‘do good in life and go to school; make certain we work out, we could be large and clever like E; make certain if we widen a lot, we can be stretchable and flexible like Kofi; and make certain if we review your books, we could be intelligent like Woods.’”
“And afterwards we satisfied after a few months it incited into ‘people don’t like those who are happy.’”
The rejecting of a easygoing gimmick seemed to move out a pessimist in Woods. But even when The New Day embraced a purpose as a heel stable, it remained positive. In fact, The New Day has left over a tip with a message—not to enthuse though to incite.
Woods satisfied that people don’t like those who are happy. But instead of removing angry, The New Day simply kept smiling.
“Back in a ’80s, if someone’s happy, someone’s doing well, someone’s removing hardships, we cheered for that person,” pronounced Woods.
“But now it’s 2015, and they don’t like that. They wish someone who’s soiled and who doesn’t like people and who doesn’t grin and isn’t happy and wants to punt a puppy opposite a football field. If that happened, people would be watching, and it would get 3 million views on YouTube since it’s something that’s horrible, so radically multitude has combined this thing where people like to see automobile wrecks, and they wish to see a prohibited mess, and they wish to see a tumble from grace.”
“So if we don’t have those things, people are going to disapprove we since that’s not interesting to them, they wish to see a mess, they wish to see somebody tumble on a path and bust their mouth on a ground. They don’t like good things.”
The destiny doctor’s speculation has led to success for The New Day. In further to being a tab organisation champions, a organisation is a hottest reanimate in WWE right now. After floundering around a midcard though a purpose, it scored a biggest win to date over Randy Orton and Roman Reigns.
Its rhythmic claps, once dictated to lift a crowd’s spirits, outcome in anti-New Day chants. So a organisation usually keeps clapping.
By spending a whole part of Raw celebrating a large win, The New Day concurred society’s ubiquitous disrespect toward positivity and used a almighty hearten as a biggest weapon.
With adequate success will come a unavoidable gibberish about who has a many guarantee as a singles star. Big E positively has a demeanour WWE likes, though Woods has fans in high places, and his story is a really commercial one.
In fact, Woods’ intensity bequest as a usually PhD to ever contest in a wrestling ring is one that is some-more critical to him than a WWE World Heavyweight Championship.
“I feel like we have a event as WWE Superstars to make some arrange of impact on lives, either it’s one child or either it’s an adult,” pronounced Woods.
“Yes, guys have been WWE World Heavyweight champion, and it’s amazing. we take zero from that during all. But if there’s a child who’s out there in a universe examination wrestling, and they see me and they know we have my PhD while we was wrestling, that could presumably enthuse them to not dump out of school, to not dump out of college, to go and obtain that form of educational status, and that to me means a lot more.”
Optimism is a helluva drug. It can be used for both good or evil. Woods intends to do both.
All quotes performed firsthand unless differently noted.