Xavier Woods, also known as Austin Watson, not only had his sights set on earning degrees in philosophy and psychology at Furman. He aspired to become a professional wrestler. So, well before graduating Furman in 2008, he debuted as a part-time wrestler in 2005.
Now he’s part of tag team New Day for World Wrestling Entertainment. And as of March 13, he’ll add published author to his list of credits with a new book released by the team, “Book of Booty.” Woods spoke to columnist Jay Reddick in an Orlando Sentinel story about the book. “It’s full of action; you can see my greatest hairstyles and Big E’s [New Day team member] favorite dance moves. All positivity and good thoughts — it’s very New Day. Fun for kids and adults,” said Woods. “Everything we accomplish now is so cool, it’s absurd. Things keep happening and I wonder when the ride is going to stop,” he adds.
Woods, a video game fanatic, also holds a Ph.D. in educational psychology from Capella University (Minneapolis).