Xavier Woods has been dreaming of becoming the King of the Ring for a long time, and he took the first steps to making his dream a reality during this week’s episode of WWE RAW.
In a first-round match against Ricochet, Woods walked away with a huge win in a hard-fought bout. Woods took everything “The One and Only” thew at him, as he endured multiple dives from Ricochet against the security barricade outside of the ring. But when Ricochet went to the well one too many times, Woods stepped away, and sent WWE’s resident superhero into the barrier.
Back inside the ring, Woods hit the Limit Breaker to win the match, and advance one step closer to his goal of coming out on top of the 2021 King of the Ring tournament.
Later in the night, Woods’ New Day teammate Kofi Kingston had the chance to advance in the tournament, but was unable to do so in a big match against Jinder Mahal. With Woods watching from ringside, things broke down towards the end of the match, with a brawl breaking out after Veer and Shanky tried to interfere. When Kingston delivered a sliding kick to fend them off, Mahal grabbed him and hit the Khallas for the win.
Woods will take on Jinder Mahal in the semifinals next week, with Sami Zayn and Finn Balor set to face off on the other side of the bracket.
The updated King of the Ring bracket!#WWERAW pic.twitter.com/dKCMMAQWJ4
— WWE on BT Sport (@btsportwwe) October 12, 2021
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