The New Day’s guide to their victory dances
To the untrained eye, it may seem as though Xavier Woods, Big E and Kofi Kingston are just jumping around obnoxiously to annoy their opponents. But if you look closely, you will see three of WWE’s most gifted in-ring competitors expressing the “Power of Positivity” through the language of dance.
The New Day are more than just two-time WWE Tag Team Champions and avid philanthropists; they are also the Superstars behind arguably the greatest victory celebrations in WWE today. With that in mind, we asked the talented trio to help us break down their 10 most entertaining dances. And what better way to celebrate excellence than with GIFs?
"Champagne Papi" dance
“Champagne Papi” isn’t just Drake’s Instagram moniker, it’s also The New Day’s name for their SummerSlam 2015 victory dance. We’re just guessing here, but the guys must have spent days choreographing this number. If you listen closely, you can hear the two-time WWE Tag Team Champions singing “Started from the bottom, now we’re here.”
“Big E, Big E, Big E can’t you see …” dance
WWE announcer Michael Cole was lucky enough to experience the “Big E, Big E, Big E can’t you see …” dance in person during a WWE.com exclusive interview with The New Day. The inclusion of a gong not only makes this particular dance move exceptionally difficult, but also incredibly unique. Just try to watch without being hypnotized.
“New Day can dance anything!” dance
As if it wasn’t already obvious, The New Day can dance any time, anywhere and to anything. Their victory over Los Matadores on the Aug. 10 Raw proved to be especially exciting to Woods, Big E & Kingston, who gyrated with glee over their fallen foe.
“Stank You Smelly Much” dance
Hip-hop duo OutKast brought the phrase “Stank You Smelly Much” to the forefront with their song “Prototype,” but the charismatic group gave the musical verse a visual accompaniment. This particular victory celebration came after The New Day’s win over Los Matadores & El Torito on the Aug. 20 SmackDown. The flowers were not only a pleasant addition, but a classy touch to an already impressive performance.
“Millions of Doo Doo” dance
The talented trio demonstrated their ability to modernize other dance styles with their adaption of The Prime Time Players’ “Millions of Dollars” dance. The New Day called their version “Millions of Doo Doo.”
“Son-ic Shakes” dance
All together now – and in The New Day’s trademark beat – “Son-ic Shakes, Son-ic Shakes, Son-ic Shakes.” Admit it, you’re clapping.
“Everything The Light Touches Belongs To You” dance
In “The Lion King,” Mufasa told a young Simba that “everything the light touches is our kingdom.” The New Day paid homage to the famous movie line with their celebration following Big E’s victory over Tyson Kidd on the April 27 Raw. You don’t have to look too closely to see that this particular graphic bares resemblance to the iconic image of Rafiki raising Simba in the Disney classic. A touching moment, indeed.
It’s no secret The New Day and The Prime Time Players don’t get along. So it’s only natural to see some healthy competition come from their ongoing rivalry. After Titus O’Neil was named Celebrity Dad of the Year in 2015 by everythingfordads.com, The New Day put their resident father Kofi Kingston on display with their dance the “Real Mega Dad of the Year,” or “RMDOTY” for short.
"Watch Me Whip, Now Watch Me New Day" dance
Rap sensation Silento’s hit single “Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)” has sparked the viral dance trend of 2015. Therefore, it’s only fitting that The New Day would put their own interpretation on the pop culture craze. Can you do it?
“Electric Boogaloo” dance
In 1984, “Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo” showed moviegoers across the country that with the power of dance, you can overcome any obstacle thrown your way. Now, more than 30 years later, and Xavier Woods, Kofi Kingston and Big E are doing the very same thing in the WWE Universe. Thanks to the “Power of Positivity,” The New Day are not only keeping the beat alive, but inspiring millions around the world with their victory dances.