Xavier Woods Didn't Want to Know Outcome Of Kofi Kingston's WrestleMania 35 WWE Championship Match
"We created something that is worth what we believe it's worth. Now everyone sees what it's worth."
Xavier Woods has revealed he didn't want to be told the outcome of Kofi Kingston vs. Daniel Bryan for the WWE Championship at WrestleMania 35 prior to the match, in case the decision was changed during the bout.
Woods and Big E were ringside at WrestleMania 35 as fellow New Day member Kingston claimed his first WWE Title, defeating Bryan in a hugely emotional moment. The duo then presented Kingston with the Championship in the ring.
Woods admitted he assumed Kingston was going over, based on what he was told he and E needed to do after the match, but he didn't want to be explicitly told Kingston was winning the Championship.
Speaking to Chris Van Vliet, Woods said: "I didn't know what was going to happen. I said, 'Don't tell me.' If the outcome is told to me and it changes mid-match, I don't know what I'm going to do. So, don't tell me a thing.
"I knew what we had to do at the end, but I didn't know anything after that. I assumed, but no. All of that was so real because it was something that made it all real. Not that it wasn't real before because we got to do amazing stuff up until that point, but this was the thing that said it's not just us having fun and having a good time and a good laugh. We created something that is worth what we believe it's worth. Now everyone sees what it's worth.
"It's not just wrestling. It's not just Kofi, not just Big E, not just me, it's everyone. Everyone who has been in a situation where you walk into work and you do everything humanly possible to move ahead and you just can't. As you're there and crushing it, you see so many people with no experience or very little experience or who haven't done anything close to the things you've done or been through, and they're flying past you with no one saying a word to you about you and your position.
"At that point and that moment, it made every decision I had made to get to WWE, get to Kofi and E, get to that WrestleMania moment; it made every single one correct. You never know if you're making the right choice. You have an idea, but you don't know."