Austin Watson is an American professional wrestler, and television personality signed with WWE. He is best known for his work with WWE as Xavier Woods and Consequences Creed in TNA. He is a former eleven-time tag team champion and the 2021 King of the Ring winner.
In 2005, Watson began his wrestling career. He spent some time on the independent circuit before joining TNA. Creed began working for TNA at Bound for Glory and teamed up with Ron Killings and Adam Jones. In 2008, he made his impact debut as Consequences Creed. He spent the first year in the X division but failed to win the title.
In 2009, he allied with the next generation of TNA wrestlers called The Frontline to face The Main Event Mafia. In January, Creed used his Feast or Fired Briefcase and won the TNA World Tag Team Championship with Jay Lethal. The duo lost the titles back to Beer Money. At Bound for Glory, Lethal Consequences lost to Motor City Machine Gun. In 2010, they released Creed from the company.
Before signing with WWE, Watson spent a few months wrestling for NJPW. In July, Watson signed with WWE and began working for FCW. After making his FCW debut, he was repackaged as Xavier Woods. Woods and Wes Brisco became the FCW Tag Team Champions by defeating Johnny Curtis and Derrick Bateman. After FCW's relaunch as NXT, Woods spent a few years working for NXT. In 2013, he made his main roster debut and teamed up with former TNA worker, R-Truth. In 2014, Truth and Woods lost a handicap match to Rusev, and the team disbanded.
In 2014, Xavier Woods approached Kofi Kingston and Big E to form a stable. In November, the trio made its debut as The New Day. The New Day is one of the best stable and tag team of the current generation. In 2015, The New Day defeated Cesaro and Tyson Kidd to win their first WWE Tag Team Championship. At SummerSlam, they won the titles for the second time, which became the longest reign of the modern era of 483 days. After losing the titles, The New Day became the host for WrestleMania 33.
In April, The New Day moved to SmackDown. During their SmackDown run, The New Day won the SmackDown Tag Team Championship on seven different occasions. The trio defeated teams such as the Usos, Dirty Dawgs, The Revival, Miz and Morrison, and Bludgeon Brothers to win the titles. At Survivor Series, The Shield defeated The New Day. During their run, The New Day worked under the freebird rule, which allowed them to rotate the participants.
In 2019, Woods and Big E helped Kofi to win the WWE Championship. Xavier spent most of his time in the tag team division with the members of The New Day. Within a week, Woods and Kingston won the SmackDown Tag Team Championship. In 2021, they lost the RAW Tag Team Championship to AJ Styles and Omos. In July, he faced Bobby Lashley in a Hell in a Cell Match for the WWE Championship and lost. In October, Woods entered the King of the Ring tournament. He defeated Finn Balor in the finals to win the tournament. After the win, Woods feuded with Roman Reigns and the Usos. At Day 1, Kingston and Woods lost to The Usos. Woods was last seen on SmackDown. At WrestleMania 38, Kingston and Woods lost to Sheamus and Ridge Holland.