The Ph.D. holder and American Professional wrestler Austin Watson also popularly known by his ring name Xavier Woods.
Austin Watson is currently signed to WWE as a member of the SmackDown brand and a part of Best Gimmick The New Day.
Xavier Woods has wrestled in several professional wrestling promotions like Total Nonstop Action (TNA), NWA Anarchy, Florida Championship Wrestling, and World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE).
Xavier Woods: Quick Facts
|Full Name||Austin Watson|
|Ring Name||Xavier Woods|
|Date of Birth||September 4, 1986|
|Marital Status||Married with Jess|
|Birthplace||Columbus, Georgia, United States|
|Net Worth||$5 Million|
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|Weight|| 205lb (93 kg)
Early Life of Xavier Woods
Austin Watson i.e., Xavier Woods was born on September 4, 1986, in Columbus, Georgia, United States. He completed his graduation from Sprayberry High School in 2004.
Watson then began to study psychology and philosophy at Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina. Xavier Woods held a master’s degree in psychology and a bachelor’s degree in philosophy.
Xavier Woods Age and Body Measurements
The husband of Jess is living his 33rd year of age. He has an average body height of 5feet and 11 inches, i.e., 180 cm. And holds the total body weight of 93 kg, i.e., 205 pounds.
Xavier Woods Professional Wrestling Career
Watson began his professional wrestling training in 2005 on Rob Adonis’s Ultimate Christian Wrestling promotion.
While in NWA Anarchy, he had a team called Awesome Attraction with Hayden Young. They held the NWA title for the longest reigns in the promotion’s history.
Watson was voted and announced the winner as NWA’s most popular wrestler in 2006.
Total Nonstop Action
Woods signed a contract at TNA teaming on October 21, 2007, with Ron Killings as his teammate. He wrestled under the name Rasheed Lucius on TNA promotion.
Lucius wrestled in a dark march on February 10, 2008, before Against All Odds. He then teamed with Sonjay Dutt and defeated The Rock ‘n Rave Infection.
On October 30, 2008, Rasheed, along with Samoa Joe, Jay Lethal, A.J. Styles, etc and formed a group to oppose The Main Event Mafia.
Lucius and Lethal, the member of Frontline, won the World Tag Team Championship against Beer Money, Inc.
World Wrestling Entertainment
Xavier Woods signed a developmental contract with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) on July 22, 2010.
His debut match was a tag team match where he and his teammate Percy Watson was defeated by Brodus Clay and Donny Marlow.
Woods then teamed up with Wes Brisco and defeated three other tag teams. They became the Florida Tag Team Champions defeating Jonny Curtis and Derrick Bateman.
The New Day (2014 – Present)
Xavier Woods joined the duo of Kofi Kingston and Big E on July 21, forming a triple tag team naming The New Day.
This triple duo became the best Gimmick of 2015, defeating every other tag team and also holding a tag team championship.
Big E and Xavier Woods won the Tag Team Championship title defeating Tyson Kidd and Cesaro, whereas their third member Kofi Kingston won WWE Championship title.
Achievements and Championship of Xavier Woods
Deep South Wrestling
- DSW Heavyweight Championship
East Coast Wrestling Association
- ECWA Super 8 Tournament Champion in 2010
Florida Championship Wrestling
- FCW Florida Tag Team Championship with Wes Brisco
- NWA Anarchy Tag Team Championship with Hayden Young
- Most Popular Wrestler of 2006
Pro Wrestling Illustrated
- Tag Team of the Year of 2015 and 2016 with Big E and Kofi Kingston
- Ranked No. 58 in the PWI 500 in 2016
Total Nonstop Action Wrestling
- TNA World Tag Team Championship with Jay Lethal
Wrestling Observer Newsletter
- Best Gimmick in 2015 with The New Day
World Wrestling Entertainment
- Two times the WWE Raw Tag Team Championship with Kofi Kingston and Big E
- Woods won Four times the WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championship with Big E and Kofi Kingston
- Elimination Chamber in 2015
- WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championship Tournament of 2018 with Big E and Kofi Kingston
- Xavier Woods won WWE Year-End Award for Men’s Tag Team of the Year in 2019 with Big E and Kofi Kingston.
Xavier Woods is an incredibly talented person who holds a Ph.D. in educational psychology from Capella University.
Along with the study, he is a big fan of video games. He made a tattoo of the Wingcrest from a video game, The Legend of Zelda, on his left forearm.
Woods has a Twitch account as an AustinCreed. He also won the annual 2k tournament in 2015.
Austin Watson married Jess in 2015, and the couple had a son in 2017.
Xavier Woods is not only popular in the real world wrestling but also to video games as a playable character. He can be found in seven different video games, i.e., TNA Impact, and all the WWE 2k series from 2015 to 2020.
Woods also played Mortal Kombat under the Xavier Woods moniker in NetherRealm Studio’s mobile game, WWE Immortals.
Watson appeared on ESPN’s E:60 special along with Adam Rose and Corey Graves on WWE titled “Behind the Curtain.”
You can also find Watson playing tambourine and trombone on the Postmodern Jukebox while filming the cover music video of “What is Love.”
He also started a YouTube channel in 2015, naming UpUpDownDown, where he invites his friends to play games.
His YouTube channel won a Guinness World Record for Most Subscribed-to Celebrity Video Gaming Channel, where he gained 1.6 million subscribers.
Xavier Woods, in February 2020, announced his partnership with Riot Games to create Esports experiences.
Xavier Woods Net Worth
With a fantastic career as a professional wrestler and an epic video gamer with a Guinness Record holder, his total estimated net worth is $5 Million.
Social Media Presence
Facebook: 791 K Followers
Instagram: 1.5 Million Followers
Twitter: 726.6 K Followers