George Iceman, Scott D’Amore, Jade Chung, and Josh Alexander recently appeared on Chung’s Twitch channel while at a baseball game. This is where Iceman and D’Amore hinted that Murphy, who is now going by the name of Buddy Matthews, is making his promotional debut this Thursday night on Impact on AXS TV.
Later in the clip, D’Amore stated Impact is currently on the road to “Braun For Glory,” which is a tease that Strowman could make his promotional debut at the Bound For Glory PPV event in October.
Although they were joking around, there could be some truth. Murphy’s non-compete clause expires on August 31st, so he can’t make his debut this Thursday.
Regarding Strowman, he is also free to sign with a promotion on August 31st. Mark Henry has publicly stated that he would like to see the former Universal Champion join AEW.