“I’m Not Surprised” – Booker T Gives Honest Verdict on WWE Releasing Buddy Murphy

Published 06/03/2021, 11:28 AM EDT


The pro-wrestling world is still feeling the aftershock of yesterday’s [June 2, 2021] WWE releases. In case you missed it, here is the full list of wrestlers who have been released: Braun Strowman, Aleister Black, Ruby Riott, Lana, Santana Garrett, Buddy Murphy. Speaking on Buddy Murphy, WWE Hall of Famer Booker T made an interesting comment.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

ATLANTA, GA – MARCH 30: WWE Wrestler Booker T attends WWE’s 4th annual WrestleMania art exhibit and auction at The Egyptian Ballroom at Fox Theatre on March 30, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Moses Robinson/Getty Images)

Speaking to his co-host, Brad Gilmore, on his “Hall of Fame” podcast, Booker T talked about the various wrestlers released by WWE. But one of the wrestlers he wasn’t surprised with was Buddy Murphy.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Booker clarified he wasn’t saying he saw it coming. But he’s not surprised because Buddy Murphy did not do much for him as a performer that could make him change his mind. His words were,

“Buddy Murphy wasn’t a surprise to me at all. Not saying I saw it coming or anything, it wasn’t on the radar or anything like that. But I’m not surprised because Buddy Murphy is a guy that can work, but, there again, it was nothing that Buddy Murphy did for me as a performer that made me say, ‘Man, this guy is leaps and bounds ahead of the game, this guy is an extraordinary talent.’ Me, personally – I’m not knocking him or anything like that, guys have to figure out how to actually go out there and do that.” (H/t SportsKeeda for transcriptions)

Watch This Story – Vince McMahon’s illegitimate son and more shocking discoveries in WWE history

Buddy Murphy breaks his silence

Following his abrupt release from WWE, Buddy Murphy took to Twitter and spoke his mind.

Paying homage to his 8 years with the promotion, Murphy described his journey as a “crazy ride.”

Whether Murphy had 3 minutes or 20 minutes in the ring, he always gave his 100 percent into the performances.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

The first Superstar to break his silence on the issue was Aleister Black. To know more about it, click below.

DIVE DEEPER

Aleister Black Breaks Silence After Unexpected WWE Release

14 days ago

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

What are your thoughts on the Superstars who have been released? Do you think it was the right decision from WWE? Comment down below and let us know!

SHARE THIS ARTICLE :

Aditya Pran Mahanta

173 articles

Aditya Pran Mahanta is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports, who is currently pursuing his Bachelor of Arts degree. Being a sports fanatic, he has played at the state level badminton in his younger years but his love for WWE overtook all other passions. Being a decade-long wrestling fan, he relishes the older wrestlers and wishes that the newer generation had the same Edge. He is a passionate fan of Rey Mysterio for his high flying style, Edge for being The Ultimate Opportunist, and Razor Ramon because nobody messes with the Bad Guy!

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT