• AEW Wants To Sign Another Recently Released WWE Wrestler
According to the Wrestling Observer, both Impact Wrestling and All Elite Wrestling are interested in signing former WWE Superstar Buddy Murphy.
Murphy was released from WWE in June, and his 90-day non-compete clause will expire on August 31st.
Murphy’s first post-WWE match is scheduled to take place in Battleground Championship Wrestling on September 18th. His opponent will be AEW wrestler Brian Cage.
During a recent interview with Fightful, Murphy revealed that WWE Officials called him in panic, to check if they gave him a 90-day non-compete clause or not (WWE forgot to change Aleister Black’s non-compete clause when they moved him up to the main roster, and NXT’s non-compete clauses are for 30 days, which resulted in Black making his AEW debut earlier this month).
Here’s what Murphy said:
“I received a phone call from the office the day after I was released saying that they received an email that they messed up and my contract was only 30-day non-compete and that if I wanted to prolong it to the 90-days that they would do that for me.
I thought that was weird as I was a budget cut, but you’re still willing to pay me another two months, but it wasn’t me. I had my letter, which says ‘August 31.’ August 31 is my day.
When it comes to the visa situation, the more time I have, the better so I can get prepared. Even if they gave me an out, I would have to take it for my life. They thought it was me (who had a 30-day non-compete). I informed them that it wasn’t because I received a letter with (August 31). It turned to relief. It went from panic to relief on the voice (on the phone call). Then they moved on.
I think they panicked and obviously they got the name mixed up. It was someone, but it wasn’t me. Maybe Buddy and Aleister got mixed up. Buddy or Black, they are both B’s. They called me, not me. You hear all the things like the trash bag thing and I’m a pretty open-minded person and don’t get affected by it. I try and see both sides of the story.
I don’t think there was any malice behind the garbage bag, but it’s not a good look, I get it. Do I believe there was actual malice to upset (talent)? No, I don’t. Definitely a sh*tty thing to do once you’ve been released and your life is being changed.”
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (July 23, 1994) – WWF Superstars of Wrestling
On this day in 1994, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Superstars of Wrestling’.
This episode was pre-taped in Ocean City, Maryland and featured matches, promos & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF SummerSlam 1994’ PPV.
Here’s the match-card:
– Tatanka vs. Austin Steele
– The 1-2-3 Kid vs. Jeff Jarrett
– Jim Neidhart vs. Rich Myers
– Bam Bam Bigelow vs. Tyrone Knox