Source: The Wrestling Observer
The reason that WWE is using NXT performer Xavier Woods' name in the current "petition" angle to bring The Big Show back is because WWE has been looking for a way to get him on the main roster. Management has been high on Woods for some time, and feel he can be a PR asset to the company, as he has a masters degree and is currently working on his doctorate. The WWE announcers referenced Woods and NXT on RAW last night.
Prior to being signed by WWE, Woods had a run in TNA as Consequences Creed.