Unfortunate News on Kofi Kingston Amidst On-screen Rivalry with Roman Reigns

Published 11/11/2021, 7:00 AM EST


Xavier Woods did the impossible and won the King of the Ring tournament at the WWE Crown Jewel PPV. However, the trouble for him is that he is on the blue brand, alongside the reigning WWE Universal Champion, Roman Reigns.

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The New Day is split up since Big E is performing on Monday nights, and the remaining two (Kofi and Woods), perform on Friday Night SmackDown, and the former WWE champion was stopped in his tracks when The Bloodline lay waste on The New Day on last week’s SmackDown.

However, WWE reports that because of that vicious attack, Kofi Kingston has suffered an MCL sprain in his knee and is likely to miss action for at least one week.

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Interestingly, WWE recently announced that on the upcoming edition of Friday Night SmackDown, ‘King’ Xavier Woods will lace up his boots for a one-on-one match against ‘The Tribal Chief’ himself.

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However, it is worth noting that with Kingston’s recent injury, the WWE Universe might see Woods alone in his corner, and Roman, being the heel he is, will make sure that he has his backup ready in the face of Jey and Jimmy Uso.

However, given the recent singles run of Woods, WWE is showing immense trust in the former US champion, and he is delivering as expected.

Can Xavier Woods pull off an upset against Roman Reigns

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The ‘King’ and ‘The Tribal Chief’ will face off against each other next week on SmackDown. However, this is by far the biggest singles opportunity that Xavier had since he arrived in WWE.

MIAMI, FL- SEPTEMBER 01: Roman Reigns looks on during the WWE SmackDown on September 1, 2015, at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Ron ElkmanSports Imagery/Getty Images)

But prior to the WWE draft Woods once defeated WWE champion, Bobby Lashley and pulled off one of the biggest upsets in recent memory on the Red brand.

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Eventually, the WWE Universe will have to wait for one week to find out does Woods has what it takes to defeat Reigns.

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Prithvi Mishra

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Prithvi Mishra is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports. He graduated from Raj Kumar Goel Institute of Technology in Ghaziabad. Having started his career as a UFC writer, Prithvi has nearly 2 years worth of experience in covering combat sports.

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