Xavier Woods has officially given a name to the group of WWE Superstars that includes himself, Big E and Kofi Kingston. Woods posted on Instagram that the trio would be called “Speed Force”.
Several months ago when the group began appearing on Main Event and at live events, reports starting going around about a “New Nation” stable. The name was a reference to the classic “Nation of Domination” stable that featured mostly African-American wrestlers, with a few notable exceptions. Xavier Woods has been outspoken about his dislike of the “New Nation” branding by fans, denying that the group has anything to do with race, and more about three intelligent, athletic friends.
KILLAM: I don’t care what they’re called, I just want them back on television. Individually or together, they represent three of my favorite people currently in WWE, and none of them have been used effectively; that includes the 10-time champion Kofi Kingston. All of them can talk. ALL of them. I also understand that they don’t want it to be about race, and I’m totally on board with that, but we’ll see if the WWE creative team (aka Vince) can resist the urge.