Buddy Murphy was able to beat Cedric Alexander to win the title at Saturday’s (October 6, 2018) WWE Super Show-Down pay-per-view event at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) in Melbourne, Australia on the WWE Network.
As a result of this win, it marks the first reign as WWE Cruiserweight Champion for Murphy and his first title win on the main roster.
Murphy recently spoke with Mirror Sport about his achievement and how his time in NXT was dark. However, he was able to get through it and come out on the other side.
After having a successful stint in NXT that included a run as an NXT Tag Team Champion, he was not used for a lengthy amount of time in a major way. However, Murphy reinvented himself when placed on the 205 Live brand that features all cruiserweight stars.
“Going through NXT and being lost in the dark, so to speak, not really having a direction or seeing a light at the end of the tunnel,” Murphy stated. “[Super Show-Down] was the light at the end of the tunnel, and [it] doesn’t get much better than that.”
Obviously, this feud will continue as Alexander is owed a rematch for the strap against Murphy and it could come on an upcoming episode of 205 Live or the next main roster pay-per-view event for the company, which is Crown Jewel that takes place next month in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.