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Kofi confirms Woods is banged up ahead of New Day’s Triple Threat title defense at WWE NXT Vengeance Day

Since becoming WWE’s latest Tag Title Triple Crown winners shortly after their surprising arrival in NXT, The New Day have only wrestled once. Rumor had it that was because Xavier Woods is “banged up”, something Kofi Kingston confirmed in an interview with The New York Post’s Joseph Staszewski promoting his philanthropic project to provide technology for Ghanian middle school students.

New Day... hasn’t been able to wrestle as much as they had hoped in NXT with Woods dealing with injuries. Kingston said Woods is “getting better and better” every week” and they are utilizing this time to get him back to being 100 percent.

“We are able to progress our storyline and let him rest and recover,” Kingston said. “He’ll be good in no time. He’s made a lot of progress already.”

That storyline progressed on NXT last night (Jan. 17). Gallus’ Wolfgang & Mark Coffey made a surprise return the Tuesday before to win a #1 contenders Gauntlet, and The New Day confirmed they’ll get a Tag title shot at the brand’s upcoming Vengeance Day PLE. Kit Wilson & Elton Prince of Pretty Deadly — who Kingston & Woods beat for the belts last month, and Gallus eliminated to win last week & become top challengers — interrupted the segment to attack both teams. Now it’s on for Feb. 4 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Here’s the updated line-up for Vengeance Day:

• Bron Breakker (c) vs. Grayson Waller in a Steel Cage match for the NXT championship

• Roxanne Perez (c) vs. Gigi Dolin vs. Jacy Jayne i NXT Women’s title

• Wes Lee (c) vs. Dijak for the NXT North American championship

• The New Day (c) vs. Gallus vs. Pretty Deadly in a Triple Threat for the NXT Tag Team titles

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