Austin Watson AKA Xavier Woods Discusses Rocket League, Professional Esports, & More

He sat down with us for a moment at SDCC 2018 and shared his love for the game.


At SDCC 2018, we sat down with wrestler and gaming enthusiast Austin Watson who's more widely known for his wrestling personas Austin Creed and Xavier Woods. Gaming is no passing fancy for the popular athlete and he reminds the world of that with his YouTube channel Up Up Down Down.

Watson has been a fan of Rocket League since grabbing it as a free PlayStation Plus title, which is an event that game owes a lot of its success to, and talks about many topics including where he'd be if esports was more popular before he started his wrestling career. Enjoy the interview below!

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