Austin Watson, also known as Xavier Woods, was born in the United States on September 4, 1986. He is a professional wrestler and TV host who goes by the name of Xavier Woods. Currently, he has a contract with WWE’s SmackDown brand, for which he wrestles. Xavier has both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in psychology and philosophy. In 2005, he got his start as a professional wrestler.
All wrestlers, including Woods, started their careers in “WWE’s developmental territories” like “Florida Championship Wrestling” (FCW). In his early years as a professional wrestler, he worked briefly for “New Japan Pro Wrestling.”
Watson and Jay Lethal wrestled as Lethal Consequences and won the TNA World Tag Team Championship once. Before that, Watson wrestled for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) as Consequences Creed. When he joined WWE in 2010, he was given the ring name Xavier Woods and sent to Florida Championship Wrestling (FCW), which is WWE’s training ground. Woods worked for FCW until it changed its name to NXT in 2013 and put him on the main roster.
The New Day was formed by Woods, Big E, and Kofi Kingston in 2014. Since then, he has won seven SmackDown Tag Team Championships and four Raw Tag Team Championships, giving him a total of 11 tag team titles in WWE. When Xavier Woods became the 22nd person to win the King of the Ring event in October 2021, his ring name was changed to “King Woods.”
From what I’ve read on the Internet, Woods’ net worth should be close to $5 million by 2022.
WWE gives him a basic salary of around $500,000 each year. Also, he gets a cut of his PPV appearances and sales of merchandise, which help him make more money. He also promotes a lot of products, but since he is part of WWE, most of the products are for WWE.
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