There was only one title change at WWE Super Show-Down, and it occurred within the cruiserweight division, as defending champ Cedric Alexander was defeated by Buddy Murphy, in Murphy’s hometown of Melbourne, no less.
Before this bout, Alexander had remained undefeated in singles competition in 2018, including five defenses of the title he won at WrestleMania 34, one of which came against Murphy himself back in May.
Alexander also fended off the challenges of Kalisto, Hideo Itami, and Drew Gulak twice after defeating Mustafa Ali at ‘Mania for the strap, before dropping the gold today.
— WWE (@WWE) October 6, 2018
Murphy on the other hand has been a frontrunner in the rise of 205 Live. Even if you don’t watch 205 Live (which I suggest you should), when you see GIFs of the show online, I’d bet it’s something involving Buddy Murphy.
The match itself was fantastic, with many great spots throughout, including Murphy kicking out of a Lumbar Check, something no other man has done so far this year.
The crowd also added to the spectacle. Firmly behind the ‘Juggernaut,’ they were very much the ‘twelfth man’ to use a soccer term, coming to Buddy’s aid when he needed it.
There are challengers aplenty for Murphy to square off against now he has the cruiserwight division’s top prize. Mustafa Ali, Kalisto, Noam Dar and more would all put on fantastic matches against the ‘Best Kept Secret,’ and we also have Alexander’s contractual rematch to look forward to.
Murphy is very deserving of the Cruiserweight Title, and I’m sure he’ll have a great reign.