Buddy Murphy's First Post-WWE Match Announced

Murphy left WWE last month

The former Buddy Murphy's first match since leaving WWE has seemingly been confirmed.

The Australian has been booked for a match with Brian Cage at an independent event on September 18.

Cage himself confirmed the news in a post on his Instagram page, announcing that he and Murphy would be competing at the 2300 Arena, the former ECW Arena, for Battleground Championship Wrestling.

Cage wrote on social media: "JUST ANNOUNCED! Murphy vs Machine. One of the hot matches I was looking fwd to since the slew of WWE releases. Bout to own the spotlight, have the match of the night and def get my sh*t in! One helluva return to the ECW Arena.

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"On Saturday September 18th live from the 2300 Arena Worlds Collide! Witness AEW's FTW Champion Brian Cage go one on one with the supremely talented Buddy Murphy! The 2300 Arena will be the setting. The Battleground will be the place. You will be the witness."

Murphy was one of a number of talent released by WWE on June 2, meaning the match with Cage will take place after his 90-day no compete expires. 

Murphy had been with the WWE since 2013, working in NXT until he was called up in 2018. After a stint as Cruiserweight Champion, he switched brands until being paired with Seth Rollins. The two later split, but Murphy only appeared on television sporadically after that, last being seen asking to reunite with Rollins.

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