AEW Interested In Signing THIS Ex-WWE Star

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All Elite Wrestling is interested in signing Buddy Murphy, reports Dave Meltzer in this week's Wrestling Observer Newsletter.

Murphy is currently a free agent after being released from his WWE contract on 2 June. Let go as part of WWE's ongoing budget-trimming efforts (despite the promotion generating record profits in 2020), he will be free to compete and sign for other promotions from 31 August - assuming he is beholden to a 90-day non-compete clause.

It was announced earlier this month that Murphy would face current AEW star Brian Cage for Pennsylvania Premiere Wrestling on 11 September. This was his only confirmed post-WWE booking at the time of writing.

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Murphy, whose name is currently blanked out on Twitter (he is being billed as "FKA Buddy Murphy" for the Cage match), hit Twitter to tease his availability earlier this month:-

Per Meltzer, IMPACT Wrestling has also expressed an interest in the former WWE Cruiserweight Champion.

Murphy was with WWE for eight years, having been signed to a developmental deal in March 2013. He broke out as part of a tag team with Wesley Blake, managed by Alexa Bliss, in NXT, and was moved to 205 Live and the Cruiserweight division in early 2018.

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