Xavier Woods To Miss The Royal Rumble

Xavier Woods is set to miss this year’s Royal Rumble, after picking up a tear to his plantaris muscle while jumping into the ring to perform a DDT. Talking to G4’s Attack The Show, Woods revealed;

“I was jumping in the ring to do a DDT. I spring off the bottom rope and grab the guy and then run his head into the ground, hopefully shattering all the bones in his body so I can pin him and win the match and make more money. So, I did that part still. But in the process… just jumping off the ropes, so nothing like — not a shark attack, not a steel chair hit, not a machine gun, not a machete — I just jumped.”

He also revealed that he would be out of action for around six to eight weeks, meaning that he’ll miss this year’s Royal Rumble. Which is a shame, not just for Xavier Woods but for me as well as he was my Rumble pick.

Xavier Woods has been on a real high lately, having won the King Of The Ring tournament and finding himself in a feud where he got battered around by Roman Reigns quite a bit. This was obviously all about setting him up for a well-deserved singles push that would’ve – I believe – seen him win the Royal Rumble and very possibly inserted himself into the WrestleMania Main Event that the company was planning between Brock Lesnar and the Head Of The Table. This has all changed now, and not just because of Xavier Woods injury. Roman’s positive COVID test saw The Lumberjack Incarnate take the WWE Championship from Big E. at the awful Day One PPV, and it seems that they’re going to have to rewrite the WrestleMania plans. How they do this, I have no idea – outside of Bobby Lashley beating Lesnar at the Royal Rumble for the title, allowing Brock to head back to Smackdown to challenge Roman – but whatever they do, I hope that they keep Xavier Woods in the equation. The guy is a fantastic wrestler who should be at the top end of the card, every day of the week, injured or not.

Written by Neil Gray

SPOBS very own Mouth Of The South (West).

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