WWE's Xavier Woods Hates Tyler Breeze As UpUpDownDown Champion
"He who has many names because he is nothing but the devil."
Something happened on November 24 on UpUpDownDown that shook the foundations of the YouTube gaming channel forever. Xavier Woods saw his UpUpDownDown Championship fall into the hands of his arch-nemesis Tyler Breeze--WWE wrestler and one third of the gaming group The Sweetz--during a livestream tournament.
While talking to GameSpot about his new podcast The New Day: Feel The Power, Woods opened up about that fresh wound of seeing Prince Petty become champion after a long video game tournament. "I despise Tyler Breeze," Woods told us. "I despise Charles, whatever you want to call him. He who has many names because he is nothing but the devil. He is a beast. I hope that all of the bad things in life happen to him. He is fully invaded UpUpDownDown with his disgusting LeftRightLeftRight crew. He is the current UpUpDownDown Champion. But I don't know if that win was actually valid, so we'll have to go back and watch the tape. He is my arch-nemesis. He is my rival. These are dark days for me. But I will persevere, and I will defeat him."
Prior to this win for Breeze, he and Woods had a long battle on the UpUpDownDown series Battle of the Brands, where the two played GM Mode in WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2006. The show was a big hit, and cemented the furious competition between the two men.
A big part of the UpUpDownDown channel plays into nostalgia for the viewers. During the livestream where Breeze won the title, contestants in the tournament played games like the original Mortal Kombat, Saturday Night Slam Masters, and Tiny Toon Adventures: Wacky Sports Challenge. "I try to create a situation where we've got a chunk of games that are kind of even," Woods continued. "So, yeah, Mortal Kombat 1, if you know how to play that game and you're good, you're going to crush somebody. But if you're mashing buttons, you could still get lucky. With Tiny Toons, the obstacle course, if you figured out the buttons and just move around with them, you're going to win. You know, if the other person doesn't. But if you both figured out, now you're kind of, now you're neck and neck in something that's ridiculous.
"I try to make it as even as possible because they don't know what the games are. And so to see someone who's saying, 'Oh, I grew up with these games.' So it's like for one, it's cool for me because now I get to have my friends play these retro games that lots of them haven't played before. But then for you, the viewer, you see me 'reveal the game, and everyone's seeing it at the same time. 'Oh, Tiny Toons!' Now you're watching, and you go, 'Oh, I remember that game. That was dope. Oh wait, what Big E is going to play this game? I'm super into it.'
"So that it creates environments where we get moments like that where you can really, you as an old school gamer can really resonate with what's going on. You know? And especially if you've played the game and it's close to you, you know the buttons and watching people freak out trying to figure out how to play it that's funny. At least to me it is."
If you're looking for more Xavier Woods, check out The New Day podcast, which launched on December 2, along with Woods talking about how this show will break through the noise.