Former WWE star and a former WWE Cruiserweight Champion Buddy Murphy recently spoke on working in the 205 Live and how it felt to him after being moved to 205 Live and being called up to the main roster.
Buddy Murphy started his professional wrestling career back in 2007. He walked on some independent promotions before finally getting his big call up from WWE in 2013. Murphy joined the NXT upon signing with WWE and worked in the NXT for a number of years.
Buddy Murphy On Working In 205 Live
His NXT days were mostly remembered for his Tag Team works with Wesley Blake. He won the NXT Tag Team Championship once with his Tag Team partner Wesley Blake as well. The team of Murphy and Blake was quite successful in the NXT.
He also worked on the 205 Live and won WWE cruiserweight Championship once during his run in the 205 Live. He joined the main roster in 2019. He did not get enough chances in the main roster but his storyline with Seth Rollins and during this storyline and his kayfabe love angle with Aalyah Mysterio was liked by the fans. During this story line it seemed like Mutphy would be getting a push from WWE. But he did not get anything after the end of this storyline.
Buddy Murphy has been released by WWE earlier this month. Recently he appeared on Insight With Chris Van Vliet where he talked about working in the 205 Live and how it felt to him after being moved to 205 Live and being called up to the main roster. He said;
“My whole time in the cruiserweight, loved it. I can’t be more appreciative of my time in 205 Live. It was fun, I was creative, I was having great matches. We felt like we had a little bit of pull and we could suggest stuff and it would be considered. It was an awesome group of guys, we all travelled together.
“I win the title, do some great stuff, go to WrestleMania, lose it, pass it to Tony Nese. And then I get drafted to SmackDown. I’m like this is it! But then I don’t do anything for 4 to 5 months. The I just so happen to accidently be in the background of a Roman shot, which gave me a spotlight and had the internet talking.
“When the internet talks they [WWE] can shy away from it. But luckily in my case, they brought attention to it. Then I had this killer match with Roman and the week after I had this killer match with Bryan. Then I was in the King of the Ring against Ali.
“3 weeks in a row I have killer matches, but then I’m just dropped. I didn’t understand it. I was in talks with [Paul] Heyman, and he was going to take over RAW. I assumed that he had spoken up and said he wanted me, and the people of SmackDown didn’t want to use me. They didn’t want to highlight someone who is going to Mondays.
“They say that if Paul wants to advocate for you, it can work for you or against you. Maybe it worked against me, but I felt like I was delivering. Did I lose out or did you?”