He's harnessed the powers of a thunder god in WWE Immortals, hosted the unveiling of Firestorm for Injustice 2, and held the Tag Team Championships in WWE! Now Austin Creed, aka; Xavier Woods, is gearing up to don the Emperor's helmet for next week's Mortal Kombat 11: The Reveal event!

The Smackdown wrestler, and host of gaming channel UpUpDownDown, unveiled his Shao Kahn cosplay helmet tonight, via Twitter. He'll be dressed as one of only three characters revealed since the launch trailer, with more unveilings expected to come at the LA and London event!

Wood's helmet is the work of costume designer Mikal Mosley, who has worked with various WWE, Ring of Honor, and Impact wrestlers. Mosley teased an internally lit version of Shao Kahn's trademark warhammer on his own account [pictured above].

The design appears inspired by the final boss' ridged helmet seen in 2011's reboot of Mortal Kombat. Shao Kahn is confirmed to appear in Mortal Kombat 11 as a downloadable pre-order bonus, and has already shown signs of new customizable armor options. You can see his new look in the first official character render.

Mortal Kombat Online will also be attending The Reveal, with two roving teams providing live dual coverage from Los Angeles and London. Stay tuned to the Mortal Kombat 11 forum for more details on the January 17th event!