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[Smackdown Spoilers] The coronation of King Xavier Woods

[Smackdown Spoilers] The coronation of King Xavier Woods

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Vordeo

I'm just sad they didn't bring Big E in for this.


adsfew

"CLAP FOR YOUR WORLD-FAMOUS **KING OF THE RING** AND FEEEEEL THE POWER!" would have had such a good ring to it.


unloader86

Would have been nice here, but let's not pretend they can't get to that down the road.


nickiecz

It'll be a subtle build to a feel good moment


UnsolvedParadox

Hopefully at Survivor Series…!


FlashZordon

He's going to be insufferable isn't he? I LOVE IT


Transitionals

New Day is absolutely going to milk this King gimmick, and with Pat on the commentary its going to be must watch TV.


linesinaconversation

I never thought I would enjoy an obnoxious babyface colour commentator, but Pat is making me a believer.


JayCFree324

I’m not even sure if he’s babyface, he also loves Roman Reigns when he’s on commentary. I think he’s chaotic neutral


linesinaconversation

Good point, yeah. Regardless, he's awesome.


BolinTime

That's how the new day got over in the first place. I'm here for it as well.


miserablefishes

I would love to see this go to X and Kofi's heads and lead to a heel turn Mad King Woods would be fun


Ijustate1000pies

New Day is due for a cocky heel run


SpeedZ6

*DA KING IN DA ~~NORF~~ WOODS*


LastDanceGuy12

That's Project Pat, Xavier Woods doesn't want that smoke.


TACOMichinoku

NORF NORF


McRuby

What if Woods gets mad on power and starts acting like a heel but he is still a member of New Day and everyone loves him but like he cheats to win and stuff


OptimusChip

This is kind of what I'm hoping for.


FriskeyVsWorld

Ever go mad without power? It's boring, nobody listens to you.


MaxuPower

Hank Scorpio reference? nice


KNZFive

Close. It’s from the villain of The Simpsons Movie, who was voiced by Albert Brooks, who also played Hank Scorpio.


MaxuPower

Ahh! Thank you. I didn't look it up I just remember the voice in my head.


NotVerySmarts

I get pissed off when they turn off my electricity. That's kind of like the same thing.


dmna00

Right now is probably the best time to do a temporary New Day split-up without harming anyone in the group. Big E is world champion on the other show. Kofi is Kofi. He never has to worry about losing his spot. Woods is the one that people would be most worried about. But right now he's as over and relevant as he's ever been, and I believe he's more than capable of handling a Sami Zayn/Kevin Owens type of role, as a guy who's relied on to talk a lot to drive the show. It's what he and New Day have been to the tag division. But also, I really just want to see a Woods-Kofi feud, for entertainment purposes. I don't want New Day to be broken up forever, but it'd be cool to see them fight each other at least once.


RTSUbiytsa

I feel like him saying that there would be opportunities would lead to that. I could absolutely see him giving Kofi a shot at usurping his crown, and they have a good face vs face match/feud.


CogshanksCommoner

It could even go further than that, with Xavier briefly properly falling out with Kofi and actually turning heel, without changing things much beyond that: Have Xavier go mad with power, not even getting more vicious but just forcing Kofi to let him get the pin in matches (only to this start losing them), have Kofi try to talk sense, only for Xavier to argue and storm off in a rage. Then have a patch where Xavier is clearly in over his head on his own (not in a way that makes him look weak in the ring, more just things like forcing two backstage staff to eat pancakes with him to show he not-so-secretly misses his actual friends, etc), all while building to a match at the next PPV. At the PPV, have a normal match for 15 minutes til Big E comes down and reminds Xavier of the power of friendship, and Xavier lies down to let Kofi take the win, as symbolism of his re-found trust and humility. Short, sweet and simple. And they wouldn't even need to get violent towards each other (even the match could be a "I wanna prove I'm better than you" thing on Xavier's part, with Kofi trying to remind him they can be equals, where they intentionally trade moves more than go for the kill), just have it be a clash of personalities.


CocoWarrior

I would’ve prefer if both Kofi and Woods were heels, while E is a face. When they’re finally ready to turn them face again, have E try to talk some sense in them. They both want to hear none of it and agreed to go their separate ways. As they are leaving the ring, E gets jump by a faction (Maybe Bloodline or Hurt Business). Really have Kofi and Woods contemplating on saving E, and in the end they do run back in and make the save.


Reishun

It'd be good if they made Woods a mad king and Kofi is like his jester or advisor. The two of them getting up to cartoonish evil antics wood be great.


thechris104

I think they are 100% going this way and I'm here for it


Styles_Clash

Perfect way to get Seth face again by giving him reason to bring back the Kingslayer gimmick jk


danieldcclark

...don't


PeaceAlien

So like heel New Day was?


MrOnboard

Isn't that how they started as heels.


jackblady

Not really. They were supposed to be faces cause management didn't believe Kofi could be Heel, but the audience wasn't going for it, so Woods went to Vince and asked for a chance to prove he could get Kofi booed in under 8 weeks, in exchange for agreeing to be fired if he failed. But Woods did it, and the New Day they turned heel.


CelebratoryGuacamole

is there an article or video with more about that? Edit: found https://www.fightful.com/wrestling/kofi-kingston-and-vince-mcmahon-didn-t-think-crowd-would-boo-kofi-new-day which says it was discussed on the podcast as well


Psychic_Cacti

He's mentioned wanting to be an obnoxious heel but being unable to because people won't boo them because it's too entertaining. But if they're trying to force Becky to be a heel regardless of how the audience reacts to her, why not just say fuck it and let New Day run wild?


icepickjones

I'm hoping for a mini heel turn. I want him to become mad with power and Kofi has to beat his ass to bring him back to his senses ... and the feud ends with them being faces again. No long term split, just a fun way to have them fight for a minute. But I don't want WWE perma-splitting the group.


Koppite93

Xavier " Eddie Guerrero" Woods.... Sounds like a great gimmick honestly


bradmeyerlive

Classic r/SquaredCircle. Straight for the heel turn


MAMCthrowaway

Power?


Behemobrrr

They should have put a microphone in the scepter.


Bigmada

I was hoping for a party popper.


hedonist_juice

There's an idea!


Morgneto

Like Chris Tucker in Fifth Element?


Behemobrrr

And you know this, MAN!


DENNEMI

Kofi flying King Woods’ cape for his pose is the most glorious thing I’ve seen


throwaway684675982

Excuse you! That is the King's cloak of protection, you uncultured swine!


Frozen-K

It's not even a cloak of protection +1


Dragonsfire09

King Xavier now has a +1 Mace, a +1 cloak of protection and a +1 helm of Charisma. That's kind of OP, and the DM should nerf him a little bit.


axcairns

And he already dumped all his points into CHA


TTOF_JB

This makes me realize most wrestlers have low WIS, because their passive perception is terrible. Damn wrestler tunnel vision. lol


Dragonsfire09

Yup. someone else's music hits in the middle of my match.. I'm going to stare at the ramp right?


Xaphianion

Yeah, as well as their will to resist obvious traps or distractions being a huge weakness


JayCFree324

Nah dude, MACE is in the back, plotting his 2-year long revenge against Brock Lesnar


whitesummerside

We all need to have a friend like Kofi who, even though more successful, will still hype you up as one of the greatest ever.


jackblady

Honestly, I'm not sure its hype. I think Kofi actually thinks Woods is one of the greatest ever. Heck I'm pretty sure that's how each member of New Day legitimately feels about the other two. Thats why it works


ChrisTaliaferro

Why anyone would have wanted Finn to win over experiencing *this* greatness is beyond my ability to comprehend.


MikeH7186

Woods deserves all of this. What a great dude.


jackblady

Everytime I think New Day can't get more insufferably goofy, they prove me wrong. Definitely the greatest faction in WWE history, and right up there with the Horsemen for greatest of all time


Warbird36

Woods is clearly having the time of his life. EDIT: Hahaha, the "Hail, King Woods!" to the tune of the New Day chant.


carryherpigeon

it is nice when good things happen to seemingly good people


Rocketboy1313

The New Day are the greatest tag team in WWE history.


speccadirty

They're a stable, but still all-timers!!


rivalrobot

I'm really glad Woods got this moment without a run in or any other bullshit. They're going to have an absolute blast with this gimmick.


Crivshotgg

Woods getting his flowers was amazing. Never break these guys up, let these men be themselves, greatest to ever do it.


adamlucasmiller

"It's still real to me, dammit"- King Woods


Weezy-NJPW_Fan

***HAIL, KING WOODS!! HAIL, KING WOODS!! HAIL, KING WOODS!! HAIL, KING WOODS!!***


Shrekt115

All hail King Woods


barkev

ahh man. i was hoping big e would interrupt and crown woods kinda sucks they weren't all together to celebrate such a big moment for xavier


Polyfuckery

I was honestly surprised they didn't have E run out to celebrate before his own match started


Lhumierre

Thank god they didn't make Kofi turn.


Atomic_Cody-21

Man, I am so worried WWE is going to have Xavier become more arrogant and turn on Kingston. O hope that doesn't happen, King Xavier can be a good babyface king.


awayfromcanuck

Pretty sure Woods would refuse. Hasn't the New Day been adamantly against any storylines that have them turn on each other


PM_UR_FAV_COMPLIMENT

Yep. They've reiterated quite a few times that if they were put in a storyline to break them up, they'd all quit instead. This was even pre AEW, so keeping them happy takes on some new meaning.


awayfromcanuck

Oh god. If AEW bring trios championship belts, the New Day fighting for them would be amazing.


PM_UR_FAV_COMPLIMENT

It would be! And WWE almost certainly is aware of how fast Omega and friends would be calling Woods et al. were a release to occur, so it's in their best interest to work with the talent.


theplasmasnake

“AAAAAH AEW! DON’T YOU CHANGE THAT DIAL! STAND FOR YOUR FRIENDS BIG WOOL, MR.24/7 & AUSTIN CREED AND CHEER MUCH LOUDER!!!” “UP UP! DOWN DOWN!”


MrWrestlingJr

>“AAAAAH AEW! DON’T YOU CHANGE THAT DIAL! STAND FOR YOUR FRIENDS BIG WOOL, MR.24/7 & AUSTIN CREED AND CHEER MUCH LOUDER!!!” I actually think that's perfect if they ever do somehow show up in AEW. Dammit I now want Kenny and The Bucks to win the hopeful eventual Trios Titles and while they're celebrating with Brandon in the background we suddenly hear Big Wool's voice and whatever arena they're in will crumble under all the people losing their minds.


Mr_Titicaca

Since when does wwe give a shit what talent thinks? They fired bray Wyatt for god sakes.


Demented_monkey

when they make them a shit ton of money like the new day does


awayfromcanuck

https://www.skysports.com/more-sports/wwe/news/14203/11523305/kofi-kingston-new-day-will-quit-wwe-rather-than-be-split-up-as-a-team https://www.sportskeeda.com/wwe/news-big-e-split-the-new-day-will-never-happen They'll split up the New Day between brands but it seems unlikely that they will have the New Day turn in each other. Wyatt being fired really has nothing to do with whether the New Day will turn on each other or not and given the lengthy history, I'd say while it's not impossible, it seems improbable that even the WWE would do it.


jerry0892

if anything, they would turn heel together


Stocky2020

There can be only one king Kofi KINGston...


Cracka_Chooch

Not sure if was intentional or a happy accident, but good move not capitalizing that first k in king.


Reishun

The could make both of them heels, and have them be incredibly bombastic and humorous like say if Santino was King.


jkman61494

The new day has done enough as a tag team. I’m totally behind Kofi being a near glorified manager for Xavier. Woods can be going for Midgard gold and get into some nice feuds this next year.


Temple_Jones

This is the most over segment I’ve seen for a king of the ring since king booker, king of the ring should be a fun project for creative anytime they do it, and they got the right guy for it this time.


UncreativeTeam

Held my breath the entire time when Xavier started dancing around the ring with a tight camera shot that there wasn't a Trouble in Paradise coming.


Cube_

I like that they're doing a benevolent King angle as a face, that's new and fresh. ​ The KOTR being a heel smug king gets kinda tired after a bit.


thelennybeast

Da Kaaaannnnnnngggg.


heat_fan_

All hail King Woods


EliLyric

kofi killed this


scram_jones

Omfg King Woods is gonna make me watch Smackdown. ALL HAIL.


NerdLawyer55

No awful English accent that drops in and out, 0/10


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omgitsprice

Tired of the Paige jokes but this was kinda clever.


SPAGHETTIx3

I legit thought I was about to see kofi attack him.


itsahmemario

Same. Thank goodness.


DollarsAndDreams

Either that, or someone coming out to crash the party. I am so so glad neither happened.


tarnishedkara

the cloak does give him +1 to his AC


Juicenewton248

Everytime new day gets a new push like this im always afraid that they are gonna make them turn on eachother. I legitimately want this to be one of the stables that never breaks up because its true friendship and you can fucking feel it


Imdibr156

All Hail King Woods!!


zitjuice

Are they still piping in cheers and other crowd noise?


grizzzlay85

It sure sounded like it, I heard the same high pitched squeal at least five times.


zitjuice

Honest question… how are folks ok with this being the norm? Drowning out the boos was one thing, it pretending that the crowd is super into it? Might as well splice in crowd shots from old shows


grizzzlay85

This Pandora’s box was opened during the Thunderdome era, it’s never closing, and it’s not going to matter if people like it or not. Dunn and McMahon are willing to fabricate as much of the product as possible to get the overall reactions they want. I really wouldn’t be surprised if they snuck in shots of previous, excited crowds. It’s a complete disconnect between the live crowd and the content in the ring. The announcers are told to call it Opposite Day when they’re in wrestling-heavy cities like Chicago, this is just a solution to that problem.


LeeLee94

It sounded like it to me as well, the main thing that bugs me about it is how distracting it is. It's not quite as bad as the seagull pop from the Ruthless Aggression era, but still, distracting non the less.


MrThrillHouse

All Kofi needed was a jester costume to make this that much better!


Mother-Row-1995

All hail the new King!


vampirepussy

Perfection


Zero0mega

Long be the reign of Xavier I


flashaguiniga

That was awesome. I won't lie though I half expecting Kofi to attack him towards the end since Big E wasn't there. Good on them for letting them let it go that way instead of the swerve. Also, would have been awesome to make a scepter out of a trombone or something


XPhazeX

Lol at the spoiler tag with the chosen title


Airnest8888

Would have been nice if King Bookah was present for the coronation.


badguysteve

all hail


Th3CerealKill3r

I totally didn't realize they were in my town tonight.


GrahamCasts

The trumpets would have been perfect to kick into Shinsuke's theme. Im glad they didnt interrupt the celebration, but musically it would have been cool to have that flow into his theme.


DMtheTerrible

Hmm a fair and benevolent king. What does that mean, are there KOR privileges?


CMBRICKS

I missed tonight’s episode dam that crowd was hot.


theehtn

This is everything


Suchega_Uber

Who in the fuck holy fuck is talking in the beginning and why the fuck weren't they pardoned from life immediately after speaking?


KingOfElysium

that was fun,woods is going to be a great king.


PXL_LHudson

Does this make Kofi Mo?


onehellofadrug96

The only thing this was missing was big e, but I’m sure that they’ll find someway for the three of them to get together


Teleskopy

I like Woods getting attention but man, WWE really loves having a King gimmick.


slikk50

At least they still have the New Day...


Paragona

The entire time I was expecting Kofi to attack him, and I am so fucking glad he didn't. I hate that shit. It's wildly overdone and props to WWE for not ruining this.


thatsmaPURSEidky

Anyone else have a twinge that WWE might be assholes and have Kofi attack Woods here? I know they have said in interviews that any attempts to have them turn on each other will just make them retire but still


JudgementHulk

I am very sports entertained. Woods is the best


BOYERxN

King Woods with that +1 to his AC and saving throws is going to be unstoppable.


EliLyric

He’s gonna be finlay with the shamrock with the scepter


encinoguy

Wait, when did they go to smackdown?