Xavier Woods’ dream of changing into the WWE Intercontinental Champion were given shattered as he was once defeated by way of Gunther in a one-to-one contest on Friday evening SmackDown.
In an interview to WWE After the loss, Woods reputedly indicated the absence of his companions Big E and Kofi Kingston as one of the most causes for the loss. He regretted that he let move the possibility of turning into Intercontinental Champion once you have a identify shot for the primary time in 13 years since he began out in WWE.
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“This was my shot. I hadn’t had a shot at the Intercontinental Championship since I’d been here. I got here in 2010. It’s 2023. I had one shot at Gunther, I had one shot to become champion, and I failed, and I didn’t do it. [Big] Here. We’re all about the power of positivity, but it’s not always easy,” mentioned Woods.
He additional mentioned shifting on from the loss and getting again to paintings. Woods additionally emphasised that he may no longer get a identify shot once more.
“I don’t know what to do next, besides move forward. What is moving forward? I have no idea. But shots like this for me, specifically guys like me, come once in a career apparently. So I don’t know if I’ll ever get a shot at that again. So yes, Gunther won. Yes, Gunther is the Intercontinental Champion. I am not. So we go to work,” added The New Day member.