Wrestlers Big E, Kofi Kingston, and Xavier Woods, known collectively as The New Day, kicked off the weekend's WrestleMania with a sartorial tribute to Final Fantasy XIV.
The New Day hosted the event which took place in Orlando, Florida in costumes created by Main Event Gear and cosplay creator Mikal Mosley. Yes, there were moogles. In an interview with Glixel, Woods explained he was a legit fan of Final Fantasy.
"One day I spent the night at my buddy's house and the next morning I woke up and saw him playing Final Fantasy. I probably watched him play for like two or three hours," he says. "And it really hit me of like, 'wow, so this is the concept of leveling, and wow this story is really good!' Not only did it introduce me to RPGs, it also introduced me to Japanese RPGs. I was already an anime fan, so I was like 'oh, everything is super ultra Japanese and I love it!'"