Buddy Murphy recently spoke with TalkSPORT where he discussed getting to work with Roman Reigns on WWE SmackDown last year.
Despite what some fans believe, Buddy Murphy had plenty of praise for the in-ring work of the Big Dog.
“Yeah, it was awesome to be in that position,” Murphy said of being booked against Reigns and Bryan last year. “First of all, with the Roman match and being thrown into the mix with him – Roman was awesome to work with. He kind of let me put my own little spin on it. It was more a Buddy Murphy match, so to speak. I know a lot of people in the internet wrestling community give Roman a lot of hate, ‘he can’t wrestle’ and whatever – Roman is one of the best wrestlers in the world and you can mark my word on that.”
Buddy then when on to discuss teaming with Seth Rollins, stating that Rollins approached him with the idea.
“It’s pretty real what you’re seeing in the sense I respect Seth a lot,” Murphy said. “I’m his follower, or disciple, or whatever you want to call it and there’s a lot I can learn from him. It’s a really fun dynamic that I think can lead to some good storylines and working alongside AOP, working alongside Seth in the ring is great, too.
“Seth did approach me about it, yes. I was very excited to have a story to sink my teeth into because I know I can go out there and perform. I’ve proven that and I’ve stolen many, many shows I’ve been on, but the character aspect and connecting with fans is something you always want to work on. This is the perfect opportunity for that.”