Austin Watson, better known by his ring Xavier Woods, is an American professional wrestler, currently working with World Wrestling Entertainment on the Smack down brand. Watson as Xavier Woods is a member of one of the most famous groups in the WWE named ‘The New Day’ with Kofi Kingston and Big E. Watson started his wrestling career in 2005 when he kicked off his training. While in college, he had already started wrestling on a part-time basis, in a local promotion called the ‘Ultimate Christian Wrestling.
During the early phase of his career, Watson became a part of several Independent platforms under the ring name Austin Creed. He then joined Total Non Stop Action Wrestling in 2007 and stayed till 2010 before appearing in New Japan Pro Wrestling. Watson signed a contract with World Wrestling Entertainment in 2010 under the ring name Xavier Woods, where he formed The New Day alongside Big E and Kofi Kingston, and have since become five-time SmackDown Tag Team Champions (four-times with Woods) and two-time Raw Tag Team Champions.
Woods is currently out of action after he suffered a legitimate Achilles injury, forcing him to sidelined from wrestling for six months.
Austin Watson was born on September 4, 1986 in Columbus, Georgia, United States. He persuaded his graduation from Sprayberry High School in 2004 and later studied psychology and philosophy at Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina. He received a master’s degree in psychology and a bachelor’s degree in philosophy.
Austin Watson resides in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. Watson tied a knot with Jess Watson in October 2015. The couple have a son, born in 2017.
Austin Watson began his professional wrestling career in 2005 where he took his training with Rob Adonis’ Ultimate Christian Wrestling promotion. He then, soon joined NWA Anarchy under the ring name Austin Creed, and made a tag team called Awesome Attraction with Hayden Young. In 2007, Creed defeated Murder-One to become the first DSW Heavyweight Champion.
During the same year, Creed joined Total Non Stop Action Wrestling and made an alliance with Ron Killings known as ‘Truth and Consequences’. He had a long-running feud with Sheik Abdul Bashir, however Bashir defeated Xavier in a match for the ‘X Division Championship’ title. In 2008, Xavier laid the foundation of a young team of wrestlers called ‘The Frontline’ on ‘Impact!’ and feuded with another team called ‘The Main Event Mafia.’
In 2009, Xavier teamed up with fellow ‘The Frontline’ member Jay Lethal and formed a tag-team, and later won the TNA Tag Team Championship against James Storm and Robert Roode.
Xavier started performing in the ‘New Japan Pro Wrestling’ in 2010 and formed a tag-team with Kota Ibushi. He won the 2010 ‘Super 8 Tournament,’ organized by the ‘East Coast Wrestling Association.’ In the same year, Xavier officially signed a contract with ‘WWE’, and was assigned to their developmental territory ‘FCW.’ He partnered with Wes Brisco to form a tag-team and won the ‘Florida Tag Team Championship’ in November.
In 2013, Xavier made his official ‘WWE’ main-roster debut, on ‘Raw’. where he teamed up with R-Truth in a victorious match against ‘3MB,’ the team of Jinder Mahal and Drew McIntyre.
In 2014, Xavier formed an alliance with Kofi Kingston and Big E. The three officially came together and named their alliance ‘The New Day.’ In 2015, The New Day have since become five-time SmackDown Tag Team Champions (four-times with Woods) and two-time Raw Tag Team Champions, with their second reign being the longest tag team title reign in WWE history.
On October 21, 2019, Woods suffered a legitimate achilles injury, forced him to go out of action for six months to a year. Woods made his video game as a playable character in WWE 2K15, WWE 2K16, WWE 2K17, WWE 2K18, WWE 2K19 and WWE 2K20.
Ranked No. 58 of the top 500 singles wrestlers in the PWI 500 in 2016
Woods is a one-time DSW Heavyweight Champion
Woods became ECWA Super 8 Tournament Champion (2010)
Woods is a one-time FCW Florida Tag Team Champion with Wes Brisco
Woods is a one-time NWA Anarchy Tag Team Champion with Hayden Young
Woods is a one-time TNA World Tag Team Champion with Jay Lethal
Woods is a two-time WWE (Raw) Tag Team Champion with Big E and Kofi Kingston
Woods is a four-time WWE SmackDown Tag Team Champion with Big E and Kofi Kingston
Woods won WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championship Tournament (2018) with Big E and Kofi Kingston
Woods won WWE Year-End Award for Men’s Tag Team of the Year (2019) with Big E and Kofi Kingston
HEIGHT: 180 cm
WEIGHT: 93 kg = 205 lbs
EYE COLOR: Black
HAIR COLOR: Black
Full Name: Austin Watson
Age: 33 years
Date of Birth: September 4, 1986
Hometown: Columbus, Georgia, United States
School: Sprayberry High School, Furman University
Favorite wrestler: Shawn Michaels & Hulk Hogan
Favorite actor: Brad Pitt
Favorite actress: Angelina Jolie
Hobbies: Wrestling, gymming, painting watching movies, playing video games
Favorite Food: Fast food
Dream Holiday Destination: Spain
Favorite Color: Red
$3 Million estimated
Woods was once circled in a controversy a video clip got viral showing WWE Paige performing sex acts with him, Brad Maddox and an unidentified man.
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