Buddy Murphy has reinvented himself and perhaps saved his WWE career since moving to 205 Live.
The former NXT tag team specialist did a lot of nothing throughout 2016 and 2017 after he and then-partner Wesley Blake split with then-manager Alexa Bliss. However, a big move to the purple brand ended up paying off for Murphy.
When speaking to News.com.au, the 205 Live star opened up and admitted that it was his idea for the move, and it wasn't initially received well by the company.
"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 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," Murphy said.
Although he's not captured the WWE Cruiserweight Championship as of yet, Murphy remains a key part of the roster on Tuesday nights, and has performed in several critically acclaimed matches.
You can check out Murphy's full story with news.com.au at this link. Fightful.com's premium service, FightfulSelect.com reviews 205 Live, NXT, and the Mae Young Classic each week.