THIS Ex-WWE Star To Debut For NJPW Next Month

One of several names released by WWE earlier this year...

Buddy Murphy

One of the many names released by WWE this year, the former Buddy Murphy will soon be making his New Japan Pro Wrestling debut.

Now going by the name Buddy Matthews, those in attendance at last night's NJPW Strong taping reported that a video aired to announce Matthews will be debuting during the Battle in the Valley event that will take place in San Jose, California on 13 November.

Matthews has been a free agent for over a month now, with his WWE 90-day non-compete clause having expired on 31 August. The Australian was part of WWE's 2 June round of mass releases. During his time in Vince McMahon's sports entertainment juggernaut, the Best Kept Secret won the NXT Tag Team Titles, WWE Cruiserweight Championship, and had a run with Seth Rollins as the Raw Tag Champs.


Buddy's last WWE match came on the pre-WrestleMania 37 edition of SmackDown, where he was an entrant in the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal. Matthews has competed twice since his WWE non-compete expired, winning a triple threat PPW match against Facade and JT Dunn, then defeating KC Navaroo for Battleground Championship Wrestling last month.

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