Buddy Murphy Explains How WWE Affected His Passion For Wrestling

2 years ago by Sanchez Taylor

Buddy Murphy Explains How WWE Affected His Passion For Wrestling

Buddy Murphy has opened up about his time in WWE, explaining how his tenure with the company affected his love of wrestling.

Murphy in 2021 is a completely different talent to the performer that signed with WWE in 2013. The former Cruiserweight Champion has recently admitted that WWE booking has seen his passion for the wrestling fluctuate.

Speaking with Fightful, Murphy noted that he felt frustrated when he wasn’t competing. Recalling big angles from his career, Murphy said:

“Aleister Black wasn’t on television for awhile and he came back with his new character and his vignettes started playing, but he wasn’t showing up at TV. He didn’t have to be present at TV. Once my storyline with the Mysterio’s got dropped overnight without me being told, I was showing up at TV every week. I was there. You have two guys in a similar position; one gets to stay home and I have to come in. I felt like they were rubbing my nose in it. ‘Oh, you love wrestling, you can’t do it.’

“All I want to do is perform and contribute and earn my paycheck. I want to do what I’ve honed for 15 years. I felt like, whether they did it intentionally, I don’t know and I don’t think so, but I felt like they were rubbing my nose. ‘You want to be in the biggest wrestling company in the world and perform in that ring, well here it all is and you’ve made it, but you’re not allowed to do what you love.’ It’s bittersweet and that made me turn away from the product a bit.”

“Absolutely (it affected my love for wrestling). My career has always been up and down. Crazy good, disappear, good, disappear. I know that it was on a downward spiral. From the Aleister stuff to the Seth stuff. Obviously, the pandemic brought it down a little and then losing AOP and Theory, who were part of the group, I was the lone survivor.

“Then it started to come back up when me and Aalyah became a thing and the main part of the story because it dragged out for so long and we were the new blood in it. Then it went to me disappearing, like that. Snap your fingers and I disappeared.”

Murphy was released by WWE in June. He has revealed that one of his biggest WWE matches came about by accident.

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