On August 9, Buddy Matthews (Buddy Murphy in WWE) posted a new vignette teasing his "lockdown" and preparation to be released. On August 20, he posted a follow-up vignette that showed him being uncuffed and released from lockdown.
Speaking during an Asylum Wrestling Store virtual signing, Buddy provided some more details on the vignettes.
"I definitely put a lot of effort into it. I wrote it and directed it, pretty much myself. I had some help from the guys that did a lot of EC3's stuff. They helped me put it together. I wrote it and was very hands-on with it. I had a vision and they helped me bring that vision. It's entertainment. I wanted to bring a different light of entertainment even though with pro wrestling, I can't get in a wrestling ring just now, if I can bring some sort of entertainment and get people talking and start creating a story and narrative, that's what entertainment is about. It was exciting for me to make and it makes me excited for the future for myself, knowing I have such a support system (of fans) who enjoyed what I put out," he said.
Buddy's non-compete clause is set to expire at the end of the month.
He has already been announced for a match against Brian Cage in September and will be part of Warrior Wrestling Sweet Sixteen in October.
If you use any of the quotes above, please credit the original source with a h/t and link back to Fightful for the transcription.