Has WWE Scrapped Xavier Woods, Big E & Kofi Kingston Faction?

Kofi Kingston, Big E and Xavier Woods filmed a backstage interview with Eden on a WWE.com exclusive segment at the July 28, 2014 episode of Monday Night Raw. When discussing what the faction was all about, Kofi told Eden she would know when they wanted her to know. The faction hasn’t been seen together since.

Big E worked this week’s Smackdown taping as an enhancement talent, in which he went under to Rusev with no mention of Kingston or Woods. Highlights of that match are available at this link or embedded in the video below:

Kofi has been with WWE in Australia, where he’s been booked in bouts for the WWE Intercontinental Championship against The Miz and in a No. 1 contender’s (for the IC title) battle royal. He also worked last week’s live event loop in Texas with no sign of the faction.

The faction — a brainchild of Vince McMahon — was teased on social media before it hit television on the June 21, 2014 episode of Raw. You can view the initial promo by Xavier Woods after Kofi & Big E lost to RybAxel embedded below:

TNA Champion Bobby Lashley accused WWE of taking the idea from the TNA faction comprised of himself, MVP and Kenny King with the following Tweet:

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  • Mike McCarthy

    Upsetting to hear, I’m holding out hope that they’re delaying the angle until sometime after SummerSlam and have them re-debut together. It’s a shame to see the three miss out on another big opportunity.

    • Chris

      I hope that they haven’t killed it before it started, but when I saw them feed Big E to Rusev that was my first fear. Hopefully they show up the Raw after SummerSlam and beat the piss out of someone.

  • Patrick

    Typical Vonce move…he starts a idea then changes his mind…….I swear he changes his mind more then women do.

    • Ty

      You haven’t met my wife.

  • BigMike

    FUnny how Lashley would mention that lol… only true talent in his bunch is King lol

    • jdl

      You have a very strange definition of talent, King can barely work. Lashley and MVP, on the other hand, can actually put on a good match.

      • John

        Are you actually serious? Kenny King is a better wrestler than 90% of the WWE roster! And if you think Lashley is better in the ring than King then your judgement of talent is horrendous!

  • jdl

    There would be little point to bringing the stable along when using a guy as enhancement talent for a monster they’re trying, and failing, to get over. Give it a little more time before judging.