WWE Tag Team Champion Xavier Woods recently spoke with ComicBook.com about various topics. Here are the highlights.
On WWE 2K17: “I haven’t had a chance to play it. I went to the party to do interviews about my YouTube Channel UpUpDownDown, please subscribe if you haven’t already. We’re up to 700,000 subscribers. So I think it’ll be cool. It’s one of the games that I kinda keep myself away from until it launches unless I absolutely have to cover things for it. I know a lot of people like to get information about the beforehand. Like, I’m excited about the Final Fantasy VII and when that’s coming out, but I want it to be a clean experience. Almost like seeing a movie without seeing the commercials for it. From what everybody says it’s going to be cool with new features. Obviously new people on the roster that haven’t been in the game before, so that’s cool too. I saw the New Day entrance and it’s funny because if you enjoy wrestling, you might remember a guy by the name of Trent Baretta. He texted me and goes “I’m sorry.” I go “for what?”. Turns out he was doing the [motion capture] for the game and did my entrance. “I watched it a hundred times and tried to do my best, but I can’t move like you so I hope you like it. I’m sorry”. I’m like, I’m sure you did fine, but then watched it and yep, that’s Trent [laughs]. That’s definitely Trent dancing.”
On his favorite WWE video game: “WrestleMania 2000 is amazing.”
On Kenny Omega winning the G1 Climax Tournament: “Yeah, congrats to him! He’s one of my favorite guys to watch in the ring and him and the [Young Bucks] are cool. It’s always cool to go on Twitter and have a little interaction with them since we can’t actually have it in person. For me, there are so many art forms in wrestling. There’s the Ring of Honor art, the New Japan art, so whatever you enjoy, there’s a facet of wrestling out there for you to watch. It’s cool for me to respect guys out there across the board. I love it. It’s something I’ve loved since I was a kid and always great when I find other guys in my profession who love the same games as me. So finding Kenny was fantastic. We had a lot of mutual friends and I remember it was almost like a cold call. It was like “hey, are you…cool…with video games?”. Luckily our friendship blossomed from there. So it’s great when I can meet people in this job that love the same games.”
You can read the entire interview here.