Xavier Woods might be a pro wrestler with WWE, but he seems to have a talent for trivia. On Oct. 30, he appeared on ABC’s “Celebrity Wheel of Fortune” — and, by all accounts, he nailed it.
Woods, whose real name is Austin Watson and who also performs under the name Austin Creed, won $96,350 for his charity, Gamers Outreach Foundation. Gamers Outreach provides entertainment to hospitalized children and their families through video games.
The multiple WWE Tag Team Champion, made it to two bonus rounds and competed against actress Kate Flannery (of “The Office”) and actor Steve Agee (of “Peacemaker”).
Following his appearance, Woods announced an upcoming week of “WWE x Wheel of Fortune” before WrestleMania 39, which starts April 1, 2023.
“I got a chance to be on the show, meet a bunch of the people, Pat Sajak, Vanna White… And I am here to announce that maybe you get the chance to be on Wheel of Fortune with your favorite WWE superstars because WWE and Wheel of Fortune are coming together to do a full week of WWE on Wheel of Fortune,” Woods said in a special announcement video, Comic Book reported. “So hurry up and go to wheeloffortune.com right now to upload your contestant application and you might get the chance to spin the wheel while standing next to your favorite Superstar, which is obviously me. See you guys there.”
Brains and Brawn
According to his WWE profile, Woods currently earning his Ph.D. in educational psychology. He already has two bachelor’s degrees in psychology and philosophy and a master’s in psychology.
In the Wrestling Room
Wood was still attending Furman University when he began training for a career in professional wrestling. In 2005, he tested the waters by wrestling part time with Rob Adonis’ Ultimate Christian Wrestling promotion. By 2010, he had joined WWE as a professional wrestler, where he reportedly earns around $500,000 a year.
On the side, Woods has a YouTube gaming channel called UpUpDownDown, which has more than two million subscribers.