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Current WWE Star Shares Incredible ECW Story

Who had an eye-opening ECW experience aged just "17"?

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WWE's Xavier Woods revealed on New Day's 'Feel The Power' podcast that he attended an ECW show as a kid.

Woods claimed that a friend's mother took him and his mate to the event thinking it'd be a normal wrestling card. To her horror, it was blood-soaked original ECW action, and she was ready to take the boys home after the first few matches.

Then, The Dudley Boyz changed everything by cutting a promo that made the woman so mad she wanted to "see them get their asses kicked". Xavier and his friend stayed put, and were happy to do so.

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The timing of the story doesn't quite add up though.

Xavier said the event was ECW's Wrestlepalooza 1998. That happened on 3 May '98, meaning Woods would only have been 11 years old (he was born on 4 September 1986). Weirdly, he said on the pod that he was 17 when he attended the show.

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Work that one out!

Despite the questionable timing, the story is a fun one. The otherwise-laid back lady Xavier was with got so wound up by D-Von and Bubba Ray that she couldn't leave until they got their comeuppance.

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