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Buddy Murphy: WWE's Best Kept Secret



Buddy Murphy, starting in NXT, he won the NXT championship with partner Wesley Blake, a team known as Blake and Murphy or BAM Factor (Blake, Alexa, Murphy or Blake and Murphy factor, however you want to spin it). Alexa Bliss managed Buddy Murphy in NXT and became an item.

At the moment, Buddy is becoming the MVP of 205 Live and churning out gem after gem. It's clear this guy is a standout in his division with his in-ring prowess, his charisma and even for a "cruiserweight", his look. It may be questionable if he can keep being "205lbs" on 205 Live but for now, he is WWE's best kept secret, because even though he's known on 205 Live, hopefully he can become more known to the WWE Universe outside of that platform someday.

Bottom line, he's really good, he deserves a thread.

He's also Australian. Should have mentioned that earlier. He's Australian.

So he's awesome, let's discuss him!

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Re: Buddy Murphy: WWE's Best Kept Secret

Buddy Murphy has been impressing me lately, especially in the ring the past few weeks.

He consistently delivers good matches on a weekly basis. I'm also fond of his intensity whether he cuts a promo, wrestles in the ring, or attacks someone in a segment.

I don't mind having Murphy as the top heel of 205 Live. He's been fairly impressive with his work so far

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He's certainly got the look.
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Should be great.
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Re: Buddy Murphy: WWE's Best Kept Secret

So are Cruiserweight matches not even on the PPV pre-shows anymore?

Because I would have thought this match would take place at MITB. Or maybe it will have an indecisive finish and we'll get an answer there.
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Re: Buddy Murphy: WWE's Best Kept Secret

Buddy Murphy has been fantastic the last couple of months. I can't sit here and say I've been on his bandwagon since day one, but I certainly recognised his talent long before now. Always thought they could have done a little more with the Blake and Murphy team, who had an underrated gem against the Vaudevillians (who also could have had a better run) at the second Takeover Brooklyn, I believe. Murphy's always been a very good performer in the ring. I also saw the Best Kept Secret gimmick in its prototypical stages at last year's Wrestlemania Axxess, and thought there was potential there. His timing was better and he interacted with the crowd much more than he had previously.

The knock on Murphy from my POV (and the reason I can't say I was onboard since day one) is that for how good he was in the ring, he was quite bland from a personality/charisma standpoint. In the mic time he got during his time as a tag team, he didn't come across great (Blake far outshone him there, and of course Alexa obliterated them both) and he lacked the confidence we see today. As the Best Kept Secret on 205 Live, he's highly sure of himself. He put the work in and is firing on all cylinders, including stepping up his match quality which was already of a very high standard. It's the work of a man who knew his days were numbered in WWE/NXT unless he showed something more. And boy, did we ever get more!

Also, it's worth mentioning his change in physique. His new build, along with the haircut and tights, really aides his presentation in being seen as a top star and a threat to the championship. However, it's one small piece of the Buddy Murphy puzzle. It's not the entire basis of his push, unlike some other wrestlers who got jacked and caught the eye of officials. After potentially being on the chopping block, Buddy Murphy has shown himself to be a highly valuable asset.
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Re: Buddy Murphy: WWE's Best Kept Secret

I was pulling for Buddy Murphy tonight, but I thought Cedric Alexander earned the win in his hometown after that pretty good match both men just had.

I have no doubt that Murphy will eventually win the Cruiserweight title. He's quickly been impressing me over the past month.

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Re: Buddy Murphy: WWE's Best Kept Secret

Not mad, Cedric kind of had a coming out party of his own during the match so it's no problem.

The booking on 205 Live is actually not very predictable and it has that NXT vibe where it gives you a great match but it also takes you for an unpredictable ride. 205 Live seems to be giving everyone the equal opportunity lately. If this were the main roster or older 205, I'd be convinced that every cruiserweight title challenger is a flavor of the month that moves down into a wheel-spinning feud due to mediocre booking skills.

Like for example, I can see that apparently a twist could be Murphy failed weight and wasn't part of the CW division at the time so the match is officially tainted or something, anything like that would be fine.

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