Buddy Murphy may not have been competing at the Royal Rumble, but he did check off one goal on his resume.
Murphy, as well as AOP, accompanied Seth Rollins to the ring at No. 30 in the Royal Rumble match and did manage to lay a hand on the returning Edge. Murphy managed to hit Edge with his knee and even though Murphy's contributions did not help Rollins win the match and a championship match at this year's WrestleMania.
"But I’m not gonna lie, I did enjoy coming out at number 30, pulling him out and kneeing him in the face. There was a childhood dream, so to speak, accomplished at that moment," Murphy told Metro UK.
Murphy then spoke about the time he first saw Edge retire from wrestling back in 2011 and crying a lot because of how unexpected the announcement was.
"I remember when he retired on television, I was a fan back then. I remembered bawling my eyes out just because of how tragic and unexpected it was," Murphy said.
Ever since Murphy, a former WWE Cruiserweight champion, aligned himself with AOP and Rollins, Murphy went on to win the Raw Tag Team Championship with Rollins in January.