Xavier Woods
Xavier Woods plays a rousing rendition of “Girls in Cars” on a crystal trombone that belonged to Thomas Jefferson.

Professional wrestler and renowned tromboner Xavier Woods made headlines last night when he played a crystal trombone that formerly belonged to Thomas Jefferson. 

In front of a packed audience at Carnegie Hall, Woods performed a 140-minute set of trombone classics and originals, spanning from Bach and Mozart to songs from Piledriver: The Wrestling Album 2. 

A classically trained tromboner since the age of three, Woods was destined to play trombone professionally until a tragic spit-valve accident derailed his musical career and he had to fall back on his Plan B, pro wrestling. 

Most fans of professional wrestling have only heard Woods play one song — the trombone accompaniment of the chant “New Day Rocks,” which is a minimalist piece that does not show off his full tromboning skills. 

The audience at Carnegie Hall raved about Woods’ performance on the historic crystal trombone, but were less enthusiastic about the opening act, singer-songwriter and former WWE star Elias (brother of current WWE star Ezekiel). 



Leave a Comment