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Reason Behind WWE Changing Buddy Murphy’s Name

Buddy Murphy

• ON THIS DAY IN WCW HISTORY (February 9, 1990) – WCW Power Hour

On this day in 1990, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WCW Power Hour’.

This episode featured pre-taped matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WCW Wrestle War 1990’ PPV.

The card can be found below:

– The Great Muta & Buzz Sawyer vs. The Italian Stallion & Zan Panzer

– Wrestling News Network With Gordon Solie

– Promo By The Road Warriors & Paul Ellering

– The Skyscrapers vs. The Galaxians

– Funk’s Grill: Jim Cornette Is His Guest

– Sting vs. Jack Victory

• Reason Behind WWE Changing Buddy Murphy’s Name

RAW Tag Team Champion Buddy Murphy is the latest WWE Superstar to have his name changed.

His name has been shortened to just “Murphy”. This change has been updated on his WWE.com profile too:

Buddy Murphy's name changed to Murphy February 2020

According to ProWrestlingSheet, WWE shortened Murphy’s name so that he could fit in Seth Rollins’ heel stable:

“Sources tell us the change was made because the name ‘Buddy’ didn’t sound like the name of a disciple, so the decision was made to drop it in order for the wrestler to fit with Seth Rollins’ new group.”

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