September 30, 2020

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Matthew Adams is a 32-year-old wrestler from Melbourne, Australia. Adams is currently signed with the WWE and performs on RAW under the ring name, Murphy.

Adams started his wrestling career in 2007 for the Australian promotion, Professional Championship Wrestling (PCW), under the ring name Matt Silva. In December 2010, he won the PCW State Championship by defeating Danny Psycho. He also wrestled for Melbourne City Wrestling and won the MCW Heavyweight Championship which he held for 293 days. He wrestled on the independent scene until 2013.

In 2013, Adams was signed by WWE and joined the NXT roster and was given the ring name, Buddy Murphy. In his television debut he teamed with Elias in a losing effort to The Ascension.

In 2015, Murphy and Wesley Blake teamed up and won the NXT Tag Team Championships from the Lucha Dragons (Sin Cara and Kalisto), making Buddy Murphy the first Australian to hold a championship in the WWE. After making several successful title defenses, Murphy and Blake lost the titles to the Vaudevillians at NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn. Their reign lasted 219 days. Murphy’s last match in NXT was in 2017 before being called up to the main roster.

In early 2018, Murphy was moved to 205 Live and at the PPV Super Show-Down 2018, he won the Cruiserweight Championship from Cedric Alexander in his home country, Australia. He lost the title to Tony Nese on the WrestleMania 35 Kickoff show.

Murphy was drafted to SmackDown in April 2019 and had matches with Mustafa Ali, Rowan, Roman Reigns, and Daniel Bryan before being moved to Monday Night RAW in October 2019 as part of the 2019 draft.

In January 2020, Murphy teamed with Seth Rollins and together they won the RAW Tag Team Championships defeating the Viking Raiders. Rollins and Murphy lost the titles in March 2020 to The Street Profits.

Buddy Murphy


Birth Name: Matthew Adams
Born: September 26, 1988, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Height: 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight: 227 lb (103 kg)
Ring Names: Buddy Murphy, Matt Silva, Murphy
Current Roster: WWE Monday Night Raw
Finishing Move(s): Murphy’s Law

Career Championships and Accomplishments

  • Ballarat Pro Wrestling
    • BPW Australian Championship (1 time)
  • Melbourne City Wrestling
    • MCW Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • Professional Championship Wrestling
    • PCW State Championship (1 time)
  • World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
    • NXT Tag Team Championship (1 time)
    • WWE Cruiserweight Championship (1 time)
    • WWE Raw Tag Team Championship (1 time)