#NEWS: Xavier Woods Injury Update

Sometimes you can only hope things don’t go from bad to worse. Unfortunately, when it comes to injuries, you really can’t predict what may happen. And for one superstar, it’s truly gone from bad to worse.

As reported earlier this week, during WWE’s tour of Australia, Xavier Woods injured himself during a match in Sydney vs. The Revival. With the dreaded ‘X’ thrown up from WWE’s agents and referee, we all feared what the result may be. Confirmed today, as per PWInsider, Woods underwent surgery to repair a torn Achilles which will sideline him anywhere from six months to a year.

Woods, a social media maven, went to Twitter to not only poke a little fun at the situation:

But also show he’s already starting his road to recovery:

While Woods “appeared” on Smackdown with Kofi Kingston and Big E last night during their Smackdown match, it seems WWE will continue to move forward with The New Day with E and the former WWE Champion.

Unfortunately, this will be a significant hit to the WWE brand as Woods serves as ambassador to many of their projects outside of the company. For Woods, this will mean he will miss next year’s WrestleMania, which usually means missing a significant payday. We will continue to update you on more information as it comes in.


Caul’s Call

In my last post about the injury, I predicted the severity of this injury. Xavier Woods may be missing off of WWE TV but he made it clear he expects to be on his social media accounts much more than usual. Again, while it’s unfortunate, it real downgrade to Kofi coming off a loss he still has been unable to avenge against Brock Lesnar. 

While it may be a while to see him in the ring again, I do expect Woods to escort his fellow former WWE World Tag Team Champions to the ring once he is cleared to travel with his cohorts again. 


John Caul is a longtime wrestling fan since the Attitude Era. A former color commentator for several independent companies and former owner of independent wrestling company Imperial World Wrestling, John currently spends his time interacting with wrestling fans on Twitter while enjoying podcasts such as Cheap Heat and Jobber Tears.