• “I wasn’t comfortable kissing Aalyah Mysterio” – Buddy Murphy
Former WWE Superstar Buddy Murphy’s last storyline in WWE was a romance angle with Aalyah Mysterio (daughter of Rey Mysterio).
Here’s what Murphy had to say about that storyline during a recent interview on Insight With Chris Van Vliet:
“I wasn’t comfortable kissing Aalyah. I did that because it was my job and it was going to create more drama in the story. Originally, there was no kiss scripted.
They, the producers, went and they talked to Vince about something. They come back and they pitch it to me but they are kind of like weird. Then they say ‘and then you kiss her.’ I start laughing and go ‘f**k off.’ But then they are like ‘no we are serious.’ I look at the other producer and he just nodded his head. I’m like ‘no way! How did you come back with this?’
My whole thing was I had to play it very carefully. I said to them ‘I’m not going to express feelings to her. I can’t pursue her, she has to pursue me.’ This was because of the age difference. You don’t make it any easier when you use my birthday as ‘the message.’ So now you have given them (fans) the information of how old is he? How old is she? What? I think them saying ‘happy birthday’ basically just outed that.
I wasn’t comfortable with it, but they didn’t help with the situation. I’m like ‘what does [Aalyah] think about it’ They go ‘she’s cool with it.’ I’m like ‘what?!’ They went to her first, I thought she was going to shoot it down. So then I go ‘what about Rey?’ They say ‘they’re OK with it?’ I’m like ‘well if they are OK with it, I can’t be the one that goes whatever.’
I was very blunt with them, I can’t pursue her, if I do, I’m a creep. I’m a ‘pedo’ as people say on the internet. If she goes for me, she’s an empowered woman that knows what she wants.
I think they sold her on a Hollywood style kiss. I’m not in Hollywood, what’s a Hollywood style kiss? They explain the camera shots. We are live on TV you can’t do these behind the head camera shots. There’s 8 cameras on you, who knows which one they are going to shoot you on. If there’s a gap, the whole thing is done. Seth was nervous about it, because this whole storyline rides on this one kiss. I’m uncomfortable, and she’s new.
We are out there and about to cut the promo and I said to her this needs to look good. If you have any second minds, I am giving you the green light. Do whatever you want, it’s 100% you. Do what you need to do, this needs to look good.
It looked great, the aftermath wasn’t great for me. But we are both adults, we are both acting, we gave each other a high 5 after it and that was it.”
You can watch them kiss below:
• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (July 13, 1991) – WWF Superstars of Wrestling
On this day in 1991, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Wrestling Challenge’.
This episode was pre-taped at the Arco Arena in Sacramento, California and featured matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF SummerSlam 1991’ PPV.
Here’s the match-card:
Davey Boy Smith vs. Scott Moretti
The Natural Disasters vs. Koko B. Ware & Bob Frazier
Jim Duggan vs. Mike Starr
Ted Dibiase vs. Mike Wayne
IRS vs. Scott Carlson
Mr. Perfect vs. Larry Ludden