WWE Superstar Wins $10,000 In Fortnite Tournament

The Fortnite craze has hit the WWE and it comes as no surprise which Superstar is neck-deep in the hype of the video game. Xavier Woods is almost a full-time video game player and part-time wrestler at this point, but he put his mastery on the sticks to good use as he played in a Fortnite tournament for charity.

WWE.com reports that Woods was a part of the first-ever Fortnite Pro-Am in which esports athletes were paired with celebrities from TV, movies, music and sports, such as Woods (and not to be confused with Xavier Woods of the Dallas Cowboys). Other celebrities in the tournament included Paul George, Chandler Riggs, Lil Yachty and Tyron Woodley.

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Woods teamed with player, CDNThe3rd, in the 50-team field. The two of them finished in 24th place and each walked away with $10,000 to donate to a charity of their choosing. Woods' charity is Connor's Cure which supports research in the fight against pediatric cancer. Connor's Cure was actually founded by WWE in 2014 after the death of eight-year-old fan, Connor Michalek, and the WWE Shop still has a special section where fans can purchase Connor's Cure merchandise with proceeds going to the charity.

Woods was successful during the Pro-Am and he can achieve even more success in the ring this Sunday. One member of The New Day will be in the eight-man Money in the Bank ladder match with the winner receiving a world title match. Most fans believe that it will be Big E who represents The New Day in the match as rumor has it that he's in line for a big singles push. But if it does end up being Woods, then he would be the prohibitive underdog in the match as he continues his quest to claim his first singles title in WWE or NXT.


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