It’s 2018 and it seems anything is possible in the wrestling world. Just a couple of years ago, we could never imagine WWE acknowledging a top wrestler from another wrestling company.
But, if you check out WWE’s website, there is a story featured prominently on their homepage and it references the upcoming E3 showdown between Xavier Woods and Kenny Omega. Yes, both of them are avid Street Fighter fans and there was a playful back-and-forth between them on Twitter on Tuesday.
Their rivalry picked up when Omega posted a video on Twitter, showing his Street Fighter skills.
Love winding down with some of my own sick #SFV clips. The patience, the intelligence, the clutch. I work hard to wax my super diamonds. You think you can compete with a technician like this, @XavierWoodsPhD ?!?! Absolute mastery – it’s no wonder I beat Tokido. pic.twitter.com/yElx18xrjq
— Kenny Omega (@KennyOmegamanX) June 5, 2018
Woods had a comeback of his own.
Patience, intelligence, clutch?! A @StreetFighter technician?!? Kenneth what are you talking about?!? You literally just held V-Trigger to win this🙄 Im beyond tired of your empty gloating! How about this, I get on a plane, you do the same, meet me somewhere so we can end this 😡 https://t.co/5clTgtn2R9
— Austin Creed (@XavierWoodsPhD) June 5, 2018
The people at Capcom took notice and, after speaking with both men, it was announced that Woods and Omega would be settling their differences during E3.
— Street Fighter (@StreetFighter) June 7, 2018
Each man will get to choose 3 partners. Presumably, Woods will choose 2 fellow WWE Superstars but it will be interesting to see who Omega chooses and will WWE cover their epic battle? Stay tuned.