Murphy among several WWE released on Wednesday, as reported by Fightful's Sean Ross Sapp.
Murphy was signed by WWE in 2013. He formed a team with Wesley Blake in 2014, finding success as a duo in NXT. They won the NXT Tag Team Championships in 2015, holding the belts for 219 days.
Fightful Select reported the following:
Buddy Murphy was not in the "creative forecast for WWE" of late. There were pitches for Murphy to team with Wesley Blake again before his release, but they were ultimately shot down. Murphy was said to be easy to work with, and generally receptive to creative.
He would join 205 Live in 2018 and begin his quest for the Cruiserweight Championship. He won the Cruiserweight Championship in October 2018 and held the strap for 183 days. He would align himself with Seth Rollins in January 2020. The team would win the Raw Tag Team Titles shortly after forming an alliance, but their reign lasted just over a month.
Murphy would be entangled with Rollins and the Mysterio family for the better part of 2020, eventually turning on Rollins and entering into a relationship with Aalyah Mysterio. The storyline was quickly dropped with Murphy being taken off television.
Murphy last wrestled in the Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal on the SmackDown before WrestleMania 37.
Murphy posted the following comments about his release:
yet and I’m excited to see what the next adventure holds. I was lucky enough to work with some of the best talent in the world and learnt a tremendous amount. But trust me... the whole world will know what I meant by “Best Kept Secret”— Buddy Murphy (@WWE_Murphy) June 2, 2021
Thank you all! -- pic.twitter.com/WijweDBfCp
Murphy was among multiple releases made by WWE on Wednesday. You can view the full list by clicking here.