That’s a career goal. Wrestlers can have a hard time finding their next step after their wrestling career is over. Sometimes the wrestlers have very little to do outside of the wrestling world but on occasion they can figure out something to do to make things work out. The latter is the case for a current WWE star, who has a pretty interesting idea for once he finishes wrestling.

In a new interview with Chris Van Vliet, Monday Night Raw’s Xavier Woods mentioned that he is learning to play bass guitar in the hopes of becoming a studio session musician once he is done wrestling. Woods hopes that will be the plan at some point in the next five to seven years, suggesting that he will be retiring at some point in that time frame, though he did not give a specific date.

Woods, 34 years old, has been wrestling since 2005 and has been wrestling on the WWE main roster since 2013. He has been part of the New Day since 2014 and has won eleven Tag Team Titles. Woods has also wrestled for Impact Wrestling and in New Japan. In addition to wrestling, he has also been named as one of the hosts for the upcoming relaunched G4 network.

It was quite the interview. Check out the full interview and some of Woods’ best:

Xavier Woods on The New Day, UpUpDownDown, G4TV, Kofi's title win

Riddle vs. Xavier Woods: Raw, May 24, 2021

Xavier Woods urges Kofi Kingston and Big E to come to their senses: Raw, July 4, 2016

Opinion: This is the kind of thing that gives you hope for a wrestler’s future, as Woods seems to have a plan for what he wants to do. Throw in the fact that he has such a deep educational background and there is a good chance that he will wind up doing fairly well. I’m not sure if he will be able to make it as a musician, but at least he has a goal in mind, which is more than some people would have.

Do you think Woods will be able to make it? What else can he do in WWE? 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, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books.

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