The WWE Universe is usually less enthusiastic about a wrestler losing their first or last name, and Buddy Murphy was no exception.
Buddy Murphy was the newest guest at INSIGHT with Chris Van Vliet to talk about his time at WWE and what’s next for him. During the act with Seth Rollins, his name changed from Buddy Murphy to just Murphy. When asked about it, Murphy confirmed it was his idea.
“That was my idea,” revealed Buddy Murphy. “But the whole story behind it was never told. So I talked to Michael Hayes and he said, ‘Buddy!’ I’m like, ‘Hey Michael what’s up?’ He says, ‘Buddy, it’s too kind.’ So I think maybe I should go back to Murphy. In NXT it was Blake and Murphy, I don’t need Buddy. Maybe because I’m that younger character and Buddy doesn’t fit. I said, ‘Well, how about me? My first name for to sacrifice the greater good? ‘ Now I’ll be reborn for Seth. I’ll reveal my maiden name and I’ll be known as a number for the bigger cause. Next week I’ll be just Murphy, never explained. “
Buddy Murphy reveals that losing his first name was actually his idea
Buddy Murphy believes the fact that he has to answer all of these questions now reflects the fact that WWE could have explained this story to their audience much better than they did.
“The whole idea was that I would do this for Seth and if I leave Seth I’ll go back to Buddy Murphy, I didn’t like that,” Buddy Murphy continued. “You could have explained a lot [better]. That we are talking about it now are questions that one and a half years later should not be answered. “
Does Buddy Murphy, who explains the reason for the name change, make the plot better for you? How great would it be if WWE took the time to explain these things in their program? Let us know your thoughts by sounding in the comment section below.
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