Matthew Adams is an Australian professional wrestler currently signed to WWE. He performs on the SmackDown brand under the ring name Murphy. Adams made his debut on 8 September 2007 as Matt Silva, at Professional Championship Wrestling. He was also a mainstay in Melbourne City Wrestling, where he won the MCW Heavyweight Championship in 2012.
About Buddy Murphy in brief
Matthew Adams is an Australian professional wrestler currently signed to WWE. He performs on the SmackDown brand under the ring name Murphy. Adams was born on 26 September 1988 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. He joined WWE in 2013, starting out in WWE’s developmental territory NXT. In early 2018, Adams was moved to WWE’s main roster, as he became part of 205 Live. He won the WWE Cruiserweight Championship later that year in October, becoming the first Australian wrestler to win a title on the main roster. In January 2020, Murphy associated himself with Seth Rollins, leading to the duo winning the WWE Raw Tag Team Championship the following week. Adams made his debut on 8 September 2007 as Matt Silva, at Professional Championship Wrestling. He was also a mainstay in Melbourne City Wrestling, where he won the MCW Heavyweight Championship by defeating Slex on 28 January 2012. He held the championship for 293 days. On 17 March 2013, Adams signed a developmental contract with WWE. On 23 November, he debuted as Buddy Murphy at an NXT house show, teaming with Sawyer Fulton and Troy McClain against Angelo Dawkins, Colin Cassady, and Wesley Blake. On 4 January 2017, Murphy teamed with Tye Dillinger to defeat Bobby Roode and Elias Samson and turn out to be Murphy’s last televised appearance in NXT.
On 27 March, Murphy defeated Akira Tozawa in the quarterfinals of the Mustafa Ali Mustafa Championship tournament, before being asked to compete on the 205 Live brand. On 20 February 2018, he made his 205 Live debut as a participant in the tournament, defeating Ariya Daivari in the first round but losing to Ali in the second round. On 1 June 2018, his ring name was reverted to Buddy Murphy. On 15 June episode of NXT, Blake and Murphy reunited, but after a miscommunication, they were defeated by TM-61. The following week, Murphy announced himself as Shinsuke Nakamura to a match with Nakamura, which Murphy lost. In April 2019, he was drafted to Smack down, moving out of the cruiserweight division. In October, he became a member of the Raw brand, joining the tag team of Seth Rollins and Dean Malenko. In December, he appeared in a match against Samoa Joe, losing to him in a non-title match. He also appeared on a number of other WWE shows, such as the TLC pay-per-view and the Tribute to the Troops. In August 2014, Murphy formed a tag team with Wesley Blake, that won the NXT Tag Team championship on one occasion. On 28 January 2014, Blake defeated the champions to win the NXTTag Team Championship, making Murphy the first Australians to hold a championship in WWE.