Although Buddy Murphy was an integral part of 205 Live while he wrestled there, the current version is certainly different from he wrestled there, according to him.
The former Cruiserweight champion and current Raw Tag Team Champion spoke with talkSPORT and gave his take on 205 Live today. When it comes to the current 205 Live product, Murphy said he doesn’t have much of a chance to watch nor does he think WWE gives the show enough attention.
“No, unfortunately I don’t. 205 was a family. When I came in, they accepted me. The 205 guys, the whole roster was like a family. We would hang out and we were promoting our own brand, so to speak. Everything we did, we did together. Then once we lost Ali, we took a big hit. Then Cedric [Alexander] and myself got drafted to SmackDown, that was another big hit. We got the Oney Lorcans and stuff like that, but now I haven’t had a chance [to watch]," Murphy said.
Murphy also noted the changes to the show and the WWE Cruiserweight title being re-named the NXT Cruiserweight Championship. In addition, he mentioned how there really isn’t much in the way of storylines on the show.
“The 205 originals are awesome. They could mix it up on the main roster any day of the week. But the current product I haven’t really seen. I know they’ve transitioned from the WWE Cruiserweight title to the NXT Cruiserweight title. From what I’ve seen of it, they don’t do much [in the way of] stories at the moment. Not many storylines there, you know what I mean? I don’t know. I personally, as a guy who feels like he helped build 205 Live, it’s a completely different entity now. They’ve had to replace the original guys and I don’t get much of a chance to watch it being busy on the road, but I remember 205 Live for what it was, not necessarily what it is now because I’m just not too sure," Murphy said.
Murphy competed on 205 Live from 2018 to 2019, holding the WWE Cruiserweight title for 183 days.