During NJPW Strong's final tapings in Philadelphia, the former WWE cruiserweight champion and duo was announced to debut for NJPW Battle In The Valley on November 13. The event will be broadcast on FITE TV and will feature many Japanese stars such as Will Ospreay, Jay White and Tomohiro Ishii.
In the trailer we see a man walking in the rain from behind, before being shot in the face. During the video Buddy Murphy, as he calls himself now, tells us about his difficult past in a nutshell, referring to the things he went through in the company of the McMahons, before almost being reborn: "They say that as one door closes, another opens.
As much as things change, things remain the same. Listen, I'm not a saint. I did bad things in someone else's vision believing it was for more good. great, but maybe there's no place in this world for me. Maybe I'm done.
Maybe it's time to go. Maybe it's time to close this chapter of my life. Or maybe... maybe he was staring at me all the time." This video came out about a month after Will Ospreay said, "I talked to one of mine ʙᴜᴅᴅʏ.
I invited him to Dallas on September 25 and 26. I think he would fit in great with the crew."
What's next for Buddy Murphy?
After his release on June 2, Buddy Murphy wrestled twice: he defeated Facade and JT Dunn at Pennsylvania Premiere VIII and KC Navarro at Battleground Championship Wrestling on September 18.
The latter announced that Matthews will face former rival Malakai Black on their December 18 show. And we must not forget the various cartoons that Buddy had posted on his social networks where he showed us he was released in prison, videos that made us think of his arrival in AEW, given the similarities with those made by the aforementioned Malakai Black who now he is quite a Tony Khan superstar.
If at all Buddy Murphy does end up showing in the spot, he's sure to receive a resounding welcome from AEW fans. Interestingly, another former WWE star, Bobby Fish, will also debut at this week's AEW Dynamite. The former NXT Tag Team Champion will challenge Sammy Guevara for the TNT Championship.
Aside from the Joker entrant, Jon Moxley, Lance Archer, Orange Cassidy, Matt Hardy, PAC, and Andrade are the confirmed participants in the Ladder match. Given how stacked the bout is with star power, it's hard to determine who could emerge as the winner.