Some last minute replacements were added to Royal Rumble 2014. Initially, Xavier Woods and Wade Barrett were given spots in the big match, but WWE officials decided to remove them and replace them with JBL and El Torito instead. The feeling backstage was that the fans would react better to those the latter two performers.
Xavier Woods was originally given a spot at Royal Rumble 2014, as evident by the advertisement stating his participation in the event his year, but WWE officials changed their mind backstage at the last minute and pulled him from the event.
"Hey WWE I’m not trying to be rude but the crowd seems to really want Daniel Bryan. Juuuuuuust MAFAKIN Saying!! Geez. Sadly WWE is still run by 'Muscle Marks.' It is what it is folks."
- Shane Helms on backstage politics in WWE
"You're not allowed to get over in WWE unless they want you to. If you do, you can and will be punished. Has happened to many over the years."
- Armando Estrada on backstage politics in WWE
One of the perks and hassles of being a WWE performer is that you get to visit a lot of cities across the world. Xavier Woods is taking advantage of that opportunity now that he is on the main roster. He is currently on a mission to visit a local video game store in every city that he travels to.
There are many people within WWE that are impressed with Zack Ryder for how he has handled himself as a professional, despite being essentially buried by the company. He still shows up to work with enthusiasm, and he genuinely seems to enjoy his job.
The current plan in WWE is to have Naomi and Cameron leaving Brodus Clay, who has now turned heel, and Tensai to join Xavier Woods and R Truth. The segment on Monday Night Raw this week was designed to further that story line.
Initially, the feud was designed to give the spotlight to newcomer Xavier Woods, but it now appears that WWE has shifted the attentiont to Brodus Clay and his impending heel turn instead. That's why they went with that segment on TLC last night.
The belief is that Big E Langston has a really safe position within WWE because of his real life relationship with John Cena. Many feel that management will give him a decent push in order to appease the World Heavyweight Champion.
The top candidates to work the kickoff match at the TLC pay per view right now are Xavier Woods, R Truth, Brodus Clay and Tensai. There's also a chance that WWE could opt to do a singles match between Woods and Clay as well.
While many fans are under the impression that it is a permanent thing, WWE might not be doing a permanent heel turn with Brodus Clay. The belief is that this is just to give Xavier Woods something to work with.
Many within WWE are concerned about the status of Brodus Clay after the company had Xavier Woods doing his entrance with his Naomi and Cameron on Monday Night Raw this week.
Despite needing the exposure that new performers do, Xavier Woods was removed by WWE during the Hulu broadcast of Monday Night Raw. He worked a match against Heath Slater.
Brutus Magnus posted a vague congratulatory message on Twitter, and it now appears that his target was Xavier Woods, who made his WWE debut this week.
Despite it being his big debut last night, Xavier Woods was removed from the Hulu broadcast of Monday Night Raw by WWE.
Xavier Woods has been called up to the main roster by WWE. He made his debut on Monday Night Raw as the new tag team partner of R Truth during a match against 3MB.
There are those within WWE that feel that Daniel Bryan should be demoted back down to the mid card division.
As his powers within WWE grow, Road Dogg has now been backstage at both Monday Night Raw and Smackdown on a weekly basis.
Even though Big Show has dropped the petition story line, WWE still intends on calling Xavier Woods up to the main roster soon.
WWE developmental wrestler was known as Consequences Creed and teamed with R Truth when they were in TNA.
Kassius Ohno makes his NXT debut in a match against Xavier Woods.