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Buddy Murphy to wrestle AEW star

Former WWE star Buddy Murphy is slated to work his first match outside of the WWE banner after he was released by the company due to budget cuts. He will be working Pennsylvania Premiere Wrestling’s Anniversary Show on September 11th at the Signature Training Academy.

One week later, Murphy will also wrestle AEW star and FTW Champion Brian Cage, who announced the news on his Instagram page. The bout will take place on Saturday, September 18 at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia for the Battleground Championship Wrestling promotion.

Tickets are on sale now and range from $25 – $50. Cage wrote the following:

“JUST ANNOUNCED! Murphy vs Machine. One of the hot matches I was looking fwd 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.”

Murphy will become a free agent when his 90-day non-compete clause expires on Tuesday, August 31.


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