Hopefully that’s a worst case scenario. Injuries happen all the time in wrestling and there is no way around them. It doesn’t matter what you may be doing as an injury can come at any time. The scariest time related to an injury may be waiting to see just how bad the whole thing is and that is the point that we are in at the moment with a popular superstar. Last week Xavier Woods tore his Achilles and was put on the shelf for a very long time. The question now is how long and a Hall of Famer has a bit of a grim outlook on the whole thing.
After last week’s SmackDown, WWE aired a special edition of Backstage, with hosts Renee Young and Booker T. breaking down the top WWE stories of the week. Woods’ injury was included in this with the discussion moving into how long Woods could be out of action. Booker T. made it clear that he thought Woods’ in-ring career could be over and even wished him the best in his future endeavors. None of the other hosts, including guest hosts Christian and Paige, agreed and all wished Woods a fast recovery. Booker T. made it clear that he did not want Woods gone but feared it was the case.
Woods’ injury came during a tag match on a live event in Australia on Monday, during which he went down while running the ropes. He was almost immediately removed from the match and taken to the back, leaving New Day partner Big E. to wrestle the rest of the match by himself. Woods went on to have surgery to repair his Achilles tendon later that week and may be out of action for up to a year, if not more, as he recovers from the surgery.
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Opinion: This may not sound like the best thing in the world but it is a realistic possibility. I can’t imagine that WWE would want to release someone like Woods who is able to talk about anything, but his in-ring career may be in jeopardy. Woods never has been the biggest wrestling name in the company but he is someone who is more than capable of working a solid match. I’m almost sure that he will be back in WWE at some point, but the role that he is in could be interesting.
Do you think Woods will wrestle again? What will he do when he gets back? Let us know in the comments below.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books. His latest book is KB’s Complete 2004 Monday Night Raw Reviews.
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