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Xavier Woods returns to WWE TV on SmackDown

Woods quickly defeated Ridge Holland on tonight's show.

Xavier Woods is back on WWE TV, appearing on tonight’s SmackDown.

Kofi Kingston was originally set to face Ridge Holland in a singles match. However, Kingston came out and said it wasn’t he who was going to wrestle Holland. He instead introduced Woods, who proceeded to pin Holland in a quick match.

Woods had been off television since January with torn plantaris, a muscle that is located under the calf muscle. He returned to in-ring action on March 13, wrestling at a house show in Jackson, Mississippi where he and Kingston lost to Sheamus & Holland and The Usos in a three-way match for the SmackDown Tag Team titles.

Sheamus, Holland, and Butch have been at odds with The New Day in recent weeks. On the March 11 edition of SmackDown, Big E broke his neck after a botched overhead belly to belly suplex by Holland during a match between Kingston and Shemaus. E has since said his injury will not require surgery.