• Former WWE Star Scheduled To Join AEW Stable
As we noted before, Fightful Select reported that former RAW Tag Team Champion Buddy Murphy (now known as Buddy Matthews) could be on his way to AEW soon:
“Matthews has been a free agent since about September, and told Fightful he wasn’t quite sure of where he’d land. He’s worked a plethora of indies, as well as dates for MLW and NJPW, but we haven’t heard details on him signing anywhere.
Sources within AEW in recent weeks have indicated that there was growing interest and rumblings about Matthews joining the company in some capacity, with some even heard that there were creative pitches made, with another source going as far as to say that creative is already decided. We’ve not confirmed the latter.”
On last week’s episode of AEW Dynamite, it was revealed that The House Of Black is getting a new member. Someone knocked on Malakai Black’s door and they entered and stood behind him in the shadows.
According to the Wrestling Observer, Buddy Murphy is the one that will join Malakai Black and Brody King in The House Of Black stable.
Murphy was released from WWE in June 2021. In his last WWE match, he competed in the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal on the WrestleMania edition of SmackDown in April 2021, which he lost.
Apart from the RAW Tag Team Championship, he also held the NXT Tag Team Championship and the WWE Cruiserweight Championship.
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• Old School Wrestling Legend Celebrates His Birthday
Old School Puroresu Legend Antonio Inoki (Real name: Kanji Inoki) celebrates his 79th birthday today.
During his career from 1972 till 1998, Inoki wrestled for several companies such as his own promotion New Japan Pro-Wrestling, the World Wrestling Federation, and even Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling.
The NJPW founder & former NJPW promoter was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2010 by fellow old school wrestling legend Stan Hansen.
After he sold the New Japan promotion in 2005, it slowly ended up losing all its glory and turned into pretty much just another (in this case international) random, generic indy promotion, totally different from the great traditional company that it used to be.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY ANTONIO INOKI!