Xavier Woods Saves G4 Reunion; Rewarded with Relaunch Hosting Gig

Just when it looked like 2020 was a complete wash… that the light has been all but extinguished… when hope seemed as distant as the remote now that you got yourself comfortable on the couch… the forces of G4 reunited to make this holiday week something special. By the time A Very Special G4 Holiday Reunion Special wrapped up on YouTube (and also available on Twitch), Adam Sessler, Kevin Pereira, Olivia Munn, Morgan Webb, Kristin Adams, and Blair Herter not only kicked us in our feels when it came to showcasing some of the best and brightest (and not so much) from the network- and in particular, Attack of the Show, and X-Play! With guest appearances from Chris Hardwick, Alison Haislip, Candace Bailey, and Jessica Chobot, the stage was set for the network to reconcile its past before forging a new future.

G4 has a new host for its relaunch: Xavier Woods (Image: G4 screencap)
G4 has a new host for its relaunch: Xavier Woods (Image: G4 screencap)

"Never in my wildest dreams did I expect #Creed4G4 to gain so much momentum among WWE fans and gamers alike. As a lifelong video game fanatic, I have always held a genuine affinity for the G4 brand, and I'm honored and humbled to be joining the G4 team at a time when interest in gaming and the gaming community has never been stronger." – Xavier Woods

Except there was one problem: a nefarious plot has been hatched by a surprise "super villain" to put an end to any thought of a G4 comeback once and for all. Thankfully, WWE wrestler, New Day member, and hardcore gamer Xavier Woods (aka Austin Creed) was on hand to save the day. For his troubles, the UpUpDownDown host and soon-to-be a downloadable content character in Gears 5 was awarded a golden briefcase by Herter- one that can best be described as a cross between WWE's Money in the Bank briefcase and a Willy Wonka golden ticket. Times ten.

You see, Woods has been offered a mission that's not impossible for a gamer like him… one that we know he will accept. Woods is now an official member of the new G4… so stay tuned!

"We could not be happier to welcome Xavier to the family and introduce the first member of G4's new cast," said Kevin Sabbe, Head of Content, G4. "The list of on-air talent with advanced degrees in psychology, unbridled passion for video games, and multiple WWE Tag Team Championships is not long. We loved Xavier's creative #Creed4G4 campaign and cannot wait to showcase his many talents throughout G4's developing slate of programming. Xavier stands as a fantastic first representative of an exciting and diverse team that we are assembling for G4 and will be introducing in the coming weeks and months." To celebrate, you might be able to catch Woods at the Among Us party here, and you can check out the G4 reunion video below (with a teaser of more to come during… like you knew it wasn't going to happen… an end credits scene):

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About Ray Flook

Serving as Television Editor since 2018, Ray began five years earlier as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought onto the core BC team in 2017.
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