Murphy Gets His Name Back Following Face Turn on Friday Night SmackDown

It seems like another superstar has gotten his first name back in WWE. A few weeks ago, Buddy Murphy’s name was shortened to just ‘Murphy’ by Vince McMahon. Backstage rumors revealed that this was done because Vince feels ‘Buddy’ doesn’t suit a heel wrestler.

Last week on Friday Night SmackDown, Rey Mysterio battled Seth Rollins. Murphy had been manipulating Rollins, which he didn’t know, and at the last moment, he struck and The Messiah lost the match to Mysterio.

The former Universal Champion was furious at Murphy for betraying him and both superstars are scheduled to tussle it out on SmackDown this week. Now that Murphy has separated from Rollins, he’s once again a babyface.

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Recently, he changed his Twitter name to ‘Buddy Murphy’ which indicates that WWE has reinstated it. However, WWE.com still hasn’t updated his name but it might only be a matter of time before they do.

Murphy and Rollins’ rivalry will end this week and, after Survivor Series, The Beastslayer is expected to take a paternity break from WWE.