WWE 205 Live star Buddy Murphy, who will challenge Cedric Alexander for the WWE Cruiserweight Title at WWE Super Show-Down next month in Melbourne, recently spoke with News.com.au, and below are some interview highlights.
On moving from WWE NXT to 205 Live:
“I was obviously in NXT for a while and had some success, but then I found myself lurking in the shadows and not really doing much. I took in upon myself to create an opportunity. I dropped about 25 pounds, I got an opportunity, I took it and now I’m trying to create a brand.”
“I always watched 205 Live on the sidelines. It’s more my style, I like the quick and innovative moves. I just thought the brand was going to thrive and I wanted to be a part of it. I pitched the move [to WWE]and I kind of took it upon myself. When I first said it they said no, but I dropped the weight myself and gave them no excuse.”
On getting a title shot at WWE Super Show-Down:
“Getting the chance to wrestle in the middle of [Melbourne Cricket Ground], doing what I do, in my home city – that’s WrestleMania for me. It doesn’t get much better than that.”