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WWE News: Xavier Woods dresses up as Bayley in massive WWE cosplay event

03 Sep 2017, 07:15 IST

Xavier Woods stepped into the Huggable One's shoes!

What's the story?

Xavier Woods is a huge fan of WWE and cosplay. Those two passions have meshed before but never have they collided in this fashion when Xavier Woods dressed as Bayley.

The background

If you're only familiar with Xavier Woods from his in-ring work then you're really missing out on an awesome person. He runs a YouTube gaming channel called Up Up Down Down and thrives in everything geek.

Xavier Woods will often go to comic book conventions not only because he's a huge fan of them but he also has a great time filming for his YouTube channel and social media accounts.

Cosplay is the art of dressing up as your favourite character from video games, cartoons, or anything else you can think of. It's a very fun pastime for a lot of people including Xavier Woods.

The heart of the matter

Dragon Con was holding a cosplay contest and Xavier Woods took it very seriously but he also had a ton of fun with his decision.

Woods dressed as Bayley and got The Hugger's look down to a science. He even had the wings going when he raised his arms. It was really quite an impressive costume.

Other fans arrived at the convention prepared to dress up as their favourite WWE Superstars too. Xavier Woods took this chance to snap an epic group picture surrounded by fans dressed as Superstars from the past and present.

Xavier Woods obviously stands out in the picture not only because he's a WWE Superstar, but because he's dressed like Bayley.


Video game cosplay contest!!!! #Dragoncon

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What's next?

The possibilities are endless for WWE's first PhD Xavier Woods. Even after his career in the ring is over he could still have an amazing career outside of the wrestling business.

Woods got the education he needed to take care of himself during his next phase in life. After all, you can get a pretty good job with a doctorate in educational psychology.

His YouTube channel recently reached one million subscribers as well so there's no telling what kind of bright future is in store for this brilliant WWE Superstar.

Author's take

Xavier Woods is having a blast as a member of The New Day. He might be out with a sprained left MCL but he was evaluated on August 29th by WWE doctor Chris Amann who determined the injury wasn't as bad as they initially feared.

He was still able to walk to the ring on SmackDown Live with a sign around his neck that said: "it's just sore."

Xavier Woods will probably end up picking up some more SmackDown Tag Team Championships by the time his run with The New Day is over as well. But he will always be the same awesome dude who dressed up like Bayley at Dragon Con.

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