Buddy Murphy In High Demand Following WWE Release

It looks like Buddy Murphy won't have any trouble finding work after leaving WWE on 2 June...

Buddy Murphy

Former WWE wrestler Buddy Murphy looks set to become a hot commodity on the independent wrestling scene.

PWInsider's Mike Johnson reports that indie promoters have considerable interest in using every wrestler cut by WWE on 2 June, with Murphy attracting a lot of the interest. The feeling amongst promoters is that there are boatloads of potential "dream matches" awaiting the Australian on the independent circuit. Presumably, they want to take advantage of that.

Murphy was released alongside Braun Strowman, Aleister Black, Lana, Ruby Riott, and Santana Garrett on 2 June. A standard WWE 90-day non-complete clause means he will be free to appear and sign for other promotions from 31 August.


The 32-year-old has already set up an email address for potential bookings and other inquiries, asking people to contact him at SecretNoMore.inc@outlook.com, a reference to his old 'Best Kept Secret' nickname.

Murphy, who previously wrestled as Matt Silva on the indies, had been with WWE since 2013 before being let go. He left as a former NXT Tag Team, Cruiserweight, and Raw Tag Team Champion, though his usage rate had severely declined following the abrupt end of his romance angle with Aalyah Mysterio in late 2020.

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