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Background and formation
After wrestling in WWE's developmental territories Deep South Wrestling (DSW), Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW) and Florida Championship Wrestling (FCW) since September 2006, Kofi Kingston made his WWE debut on ECW in January 2008. He subsequently came to have an extensive singles career, becoming a four-time Intercontinental Champion and a three-time United States Champion; he had also been part of several tag teams, including with CM Punk, Evan Bourne and R-Truth, all of whom he won tag team cha...
Original run and gospel era
On the July 21, 2014 episode of Raw, after Big E and Kingston, who had started pairing up in tag team matches earlier the same month, suffered another loss in what had been ongoing losing streaks for both, Woods came down to address the two and he declared that they could not "get ahead by kissing babies and shaking hands", and that it would be "their time to shine". The duo then joined Woods and on the following day on Main Event, Woods managed Big E and Kingston to a decisive victory over S...
Longest-reigning Tag Team Champions
On the March 30 episode of Raw, they were involved in an eight-man tag team match alongside The Lucha Dragons (Kalisto and Sin Cara) against Kidd, Cesaro and The Ascension. During the match, the live audience responded negatively to The New Day with loud "New Day sucks!" chants which carried over into the following weeks. When asked about the crowd's disapproval of them in a backstage interview on the April 6 episode of Raw, The New Day claimed that they were hurt and responded in a more aggr...
The original gimmick of the three, before they took on the name The New Day, was born from Woods's promo in July 2014 in which he suggested to create the stable, and stated: "You cannot move ahead by shaking hands, kissing babies, singing and dancing like a puppet. You cannot move ahead by always doing what you're told. It is our time to find purpose, because we do not ask any longer. Now, we take."They were depicted as determined, strong-willed athletes with newfound motivation, describing t...
The trio debuted as The New Day in November 2014, now stereotypical black gospel preacher-like characters. In an off-character interview in August 2015, The New Day called their gospel era "the complete opposite of what we wanted to do", and claimed that the gimmick had been created by WWE CEO Vince McMahon, who summoned the trio to his office and announced that he had designed their new characters, stating: "It's taken me a long time to come up with this, but I think I got it: I want you guy...
"Power of positivity" heels
After the largely negative reception to the gospel version of The New Day, the characters became heels in the wake of WrestleMania 31. The characters first transitioned into an "oblivious bad guys" satire version of their previous gimmick, overly joyous and seemingly unaware of the booing from the fans; they would also start cheating during their matches, but claim that they were justified in doing so.Additionally, the trio became fanatically obsessed with the "power of positivity", which the...
The New Day wrote their first book titled The Book of Booty: Shake It. Love It. Never Be It. The New Day also had a cameo role in the 2016 WWE Studios film Countdown. Although all three of them had previously been featured in official WWE video games, the members of The New Day were featured as squadmates for the first time in the video game WWE 2K16, and have further appeared as a team in WWE 2K17, WWE 2K18, WWE 2K19 and WWE 2K20. In 2017, The New Day also made an appearance on the TruTV comedy series Adam Ruins Everything. Corey Graves announced on his podcast WWE After the Bell that The New Day would launch their own new podcast (produced by WWE and Endeavor Audio) titled The New Day: Feel the Power, which premiered on December 2, 2019. In November 2020, all three members of The New Day were added as playable DLC characters in the video game Gears 5, sporting custom armor in the colors of The New Day's ring attires; the three recorded dialogue specifically for the game. As promot...Big E on WWE.comKofi Kingston on WWE.comXavier Woods on WWE.com
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Oct 24, 2021 · This win for James makes her an overall 10 time Women’s Champion between her time with IMPACT and WWE. She ends Purrazzo’s reign at 343-days and snags the Knockouts Title for the first time since 2013. Mercedes Martinez has been watching this match closely and she now knows who she will be facing.