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Buddy Murphy facing AEW star in first post-WWE match

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Former WWE Superstar Buddy Murphy will be facing AEW star and FTW Champion Brian Cage in his first post-WWE match since leaving the company.

Brian Cage confirmed on Instagram that he would be facing the ‘Best Kept Secret’ on Saturday, September 18 at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia for the Battleground Championship Wrestling promotion.

‘JUST ANNOUNCED! Murphy vs Machine” Brian Cage wrote about his match with Buddy Murphy. “One of the hot matches I was looking forward to since the slew of WWE releases.”

“Bout to own the spotlight, have the match of the night and def get my s–t in! One helluva return to the ECW Arena. On Saturday September 18th live from the 2300 Arena Worlds Collide! Secure your tickets now at and witness live the epic clash of two forces that will come together in one incredible showdown.”

“Witness AEW’s FTW Champion Brian Cage go one on one with the supremely talented Buddy Murphy! The 2300 Arena will be the setting. The Battleground will be the place. You will be the witness. Doors open at 6:30 with belltime at 7:30 sharp! Come see history #machine #swolverine #buddymurphy #aew #wwe #wrestling #thisisawesome.’


WWE released Buddy Murphy last month on June 2. Murphy will become a free agent when his 90-day non-compete clause expires on Tuesday, August 31, meaning that he can compete on smaller indies until then, when he is potentially going to be headed to AEW.

More information regarding the match and the full card for the event can be found at

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