If there’s one thing professional wrestling fans love to do – it’s complaining. No matter how good or bad the product is in any promotion, there’s always something fans will find to nitpick at. This is something that seems to upset former WWE Raw and SmackDown Live Tag Team Champion Xavier Woods of The New Day.
Woods was recently interviewed by The Manila Bulletin during his promotional tour of the Philippines for WWE. During their conversation, Woods hit out on professional wrestling fans who complain about the product. One thing Woods pointed out specifically was how WWE fans seem to hold NXT special events in higher regard than the main roster’s:
“When people talk about the difference between the organizations – not even organizations – between like NXT and the main roster. So when they say like, ‘Oh man! Takeover killed it. SummerSlam, this is gonna suck!’ It’s on the same company.
“What is there to complain about? You just got an awesome wrestling show on Saturday night, you just had an awesome wrestling show on Sunday, then you’re gonna watch Raw on Monday, and SmackDown on Tuesday, then NXT.
“What are you complaining about? And then like, you can watch New Japan. You can watch Triple A. You can watch so much wrestling from all corners of the world. And it’s all awesome and it’s all good. It’s all different guys and girls portraying their form of art that they love – that they wanna give to you.”
Woods went on to compare complaining wrestling fans to “entitled infants,” pointing out how difficult what he and his fellow wrestling stars do inside the ring is on their body:
“So anytime anyone complains about wrestling it’s so annoying to me because people come off as these entitled infants,” he said. “Because in reality, wrestling hurts so bad. And then we’re hurting ourselves to entertain the masses. And sometimes the masses wanna tell us how much it sucks.”