One of the founding members of the most famous stables of WWE right now, The New Day recently revealed how he invented his finishing maneuver The Honor Roll.
Woods started his professional wrestling career back in 2005 in the independent circuit. He was given his big boost in 2007 by Total Nonstop Action wrestling. In his three year TNA career, he won the TNA Tag Team Championship once with Jay Lethal once.
Xavier Woods On How He Got His Honor Roll Finisher
In 2010 he left TNA to join WWE. After joining WWE, he spent three years in the development territories of the promotion. In 2013 he was given his first main roster break as he joined the main roster and teamed up with R Truth. But it did not go very well as he took a little time of after the team was disbanded.
In 2014 Xavier Woods came back with Kofi Kingston and Big E and their squad was named as the New Day. Slowly the stable became one of the most popular stables of all time in professional wrestling history. A lot of fans and wrestling critics believe that the New Day is the best professional wrestling stable ever existed.
Recently Xavier Woods spoke to Feel The Power where he revealed how he invented his finishing maneuver The Honor Roll. He said;
“I saw Tajiri slide into the ring on his stomach, but he rolled and kipped up to his feet. I was like [gasp]. That was just him getting into the ring for his entrance. It stuck with me and I was teaching myself how to kip up when I was 12 or 13.
“I did it, but I had to push off with my hands, and my arms were up. I figured, if I could learn to kip up off of my neck, when I do a front flip, I can clothesline somebody. The day I realized this, I was 14 years old, and I was going to call it the Honor Roll because I was going to be a smart wrestler. Every time I hit it, I get the feeling of 14-year-old me.”
Credit: Feel The Power. H/T 411Mania