Former WWE Cruiserweight Champion Buddy Murphy is on the verge of becoming the breakout star on the main roster this year.
Since April’s Superstar Shake-up, fans have madly requested WWE to let Murphy wrestle. The plea was simple: let the Aussie showcase his moves and whatever follows would be an added bonus.
On State Of Combat podcast, Murphy revealed that his back-to-back success at three shows in a row had reignited his passion for pro wrestling. However, that did cause some serious resentment backstage.
“I rubbed people the wrong way because they wanted it a set way, but I felt like I had to do what I loved and I wanted to bring back what I loved. That was the starting point for what you see today.”
After receiving absolutely zero on-screen time post-April, fate finally smiled on Murphy following the first backstage mystery attack on Roman Reigns. The former Cruiserweight Superstar had popped up at the wrong place at the right time during the forklift accident and the rest has been a wild ride for him so far.
Despite suffering a humiliating defeat at the hands of The Big Dog, The Juggernaut shone brightly on his debut loss and scored his first victory by defeating Daniel Bryan last week on SmackDown Live.
“The love for wrestling is back in me, and I think you can see that by the quality that I want to produce. I want to be the best I can be and be known as one of the best in the world and for people to realize that I was always this from the beginning.”
The WWE Universe is pretty high on the 30-year-old Superstar who is apparently transitioning into a babyface role.
At this point, Murphy has emerged as the new hot favorite to win the ongoing King Of The Ring tournament.
Let’s hope WWE books Murphy as a promising main eventer from hereon.