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Matthew Adams (September 26, 1988) is an Australian professional wrestler. He is signed to WWE, where he is working in their developmental territory NXT under the ring name Buddy Murphy (shortened to Murphy between January 2015 and June 2016).

Professional wrestling career

Australian promotions

Pro Championship Wrestling (2007-2011)

Adams made his debut on a PCW Slam show in 2007 as Matt Silva prior to appearing in a tag match on a main show teaming with Jacko Lantern in which they defeated Adam Brooks & Diaz. He took a break for a few years and fight again in 2010. He won the PCW State Title at PCW Xmas Chaos, defeating Danny Psycho. He held the title for 8 days as he was beaten by Psycho in a rematch. His last match was a Tables match against Jacko Lantern, however he returned to PCW various times for short feuds or one off matches, being his feud/ singles and last man standing match against his protoge Adam Brooks, the pair went on to team up against the PCW Tag Team Champions, "Fulli Syck", in Silva's last PCW match and the last time "Team Silva" wrestled together.

Pro Wrestling Alliance (2008-2010)

Silva debuted on January 3 show in losing effort in a Six Way Scramble to Lightning Luke. At PWA Unbreakable he challenged for the PWA A1GP Title against then champ Robbie Eagles but lost. His last match consisted of him winning a cross promotional match between MCW and PWA with him representing MCW.

Slam Factory Wrestling (2010)

Silva made his Slam Factory Wrestling debut in 2010 during the February 6 show in a losing effort to Ryan Rollins. His last match ended in a no contest with Chris Trance.

Riot City Wrestling (2010-2013)

Matthew debuted on October 2 in a winning effort in a tag match teaming with Adam Brooks to defeat GD Grimm and Jacko Lantern. On January 24, 2011 at RCW Reanimated, he challenged Jacko Lantern for the RCW Heavyweight title but did not succeed in winning the title. His last match was on April 6 at RCW 100, in a match won by GD Grimm.

Wrestling Rampage (2010)

Silva debuted on January 16 in a losing effort to Greg Graham. His last match was be a win against Mike Petersen.

Melbourne City Wrestling (2010-2013)

Silva debuted on October 16 winning against Sean O Shea. He challenged for the main title against Danny Psycho but lost the match. At MCW November Reign Ryan Matthew lost a Tables match against Ryan Rollins. Matthew once again challenged for the MCW Heavyweight Title and won defeating then champion Slex at MCW Vendetta. Matthew defeated Slex in the rematch. Matthew successfully defended his title against Sonjay Dutt at MCW New Horizons. He successfully defended the title three more times until he was beaten by Mike Petersen at MCW Worlds Collide. After losing in the rematch he wrestled his last match against Adam Brooks on April 13, 2013 which he lost. This was Matt's last match in Australia before taking up his WWE Developmental contract.

Explosive Pro Wrestling (2012)

Silva first and last match was a win in a 6-man tag against Marcius Pitt, Mikey Nicholls and Shane Haste.

World Wrestling Entertainment / WWE

NXT (2013-2018)

On 17 March 2013 Silva signed a development contract with WWE. He reported to NXT and started training under the name Buddy Murphy. He made his WWE debut at a NXT live event on 23 November 2013, teaming with Sawyer Fulton and Troy McClain against Angelo Dawkins, Colin Cassady and Wesley Blake.

Murphy made his televised debut on NXT 15 May 2014, teaming with Elias Samson in a losing effort against The Ascension.

In August 2014, Murphy formed a tag team with Wesley Blake. On the August 14 episode of NXT, they were defeated in the first round of a number one contender tag team tournament by Kalisto and Sin Cara, later known as the Lucha Dragons. For the rest of 2014, Blake and Murphy lost multiple matches to the Lucha Dragons and the Vaudevillains (Simon Gotch and Aiden English). Blake and Murphy were once referred to as Team Thick in October, but that name was dropped in later episodes. Also in October 2014, Blake and Murphy lost a number one contender tag team battle royal, being eliminated by the Ascension.

On the January 28th, 2015 edition of NXT, Blake and Murphy defeated champions the Lucha Dragons to win the NXT Tag Team Championship, making Murphy the first Australian to hold a championship within the WWE. He and Blake held the titles until August 22, 2015 when they were defeated by The Vaudevillains. On October 8, Murphy joined a No. 1 Contendership Battle Royal for the NXT Championship. Eight days later during the October 16th edition of NXT, Murphy and Blake entered a Fatal Four-Way Tag Team Title match, facing Chad Gable & Jason Jordan, The Hype Bros (Mojo Rawley & Zack Ryder) and the defending Tag Team Champions The Vaudevillains. The next month on November 7th edition of NXT, Murphy and Blake were involved in second Four-Way tag team title match, facing Chad Gable & Jason Jordan, The Vaudevillains and the defending champions Dash Wilder & Scott Dawson. This was Murphy and Blake's final tag team title match of that year.

The following year on the February 25, 2016 edition of NXT, Murphy and Blake entered a Fatal four-way Elimination tag team No. 1 contendership match, facing Colin Cassady & Enzo Amore, The Vaudevillains and American Alpha (Chad Gable & Jason Jordan). By April 2016, Murphy spent considerable time in singles action before returning to tag team matches by late 2016, teaming and winning tag matches with Tye Dillinger and Shinsuke Nakamura.

During 2017, Murphy wrestled in singles matches, receiving his first and only title match on March 9, where he lost to Bobby Roode in a match for the NXT Championship. On November 30, he joined a 20-Man Battle Royal won by Trent Seven.

On February 3, 2018 at NXT, Murphy was involved in a four-way No. 1 contendership match for the NXT title, where he defeated Brennan Williams and Jeet Rama and Raul Mendoza. On March 24 at NXT, Murphy challenged Pete Dunne for the United Kingdom Championship but did not succeed in winning the championship.

205 Live (2018-present)

During the February 20th edition of 205 Live, Murphy was a participant in the WWE Cruiserweight Championship Tournament. He defeated Ariya Daivari in the first round. On the March 6th edition of 205 Live, Murphy was eliminated in the quarter final by Mustafa Ali. On the March 27th installment of 205 Live, Murphy won a No. 1 contendership match for the Cruiserweight title after defeating Akira Tozawa, Kalisto and TJP. On April 5 during the opening night of the 2018 WrestleMania Axxess show, Murphy participated in the WWE United Kingdom Title Invitational where he was eliminated in the first round by Lio Rush. At the Axxess show, Murphy teamed with Kalisto in defeating Gentleman Jack Gallagher & TJP in a tag match.

On May 25, Murphy appeared on 205 Live where he challenged Cedric Alexander for the WWE Cruiserweight Championship but did not succeed in winning the title.

Personal life

Adams has a background that includes bungee jumping, rock climbing and swimming with great whales.

Adams announced on Instagram in January 2017 that he is engaged to fellow wrestler Alexis Kaufman, better known by her ring name Alexa Bliss.

In wrestling

  • Finishing moves
    • As Murphy
      • Murphy's Law (Running brainbuster)
    • As Matt Silva
      • Lights Out
      • Silva Breaker
  • Signature moves
    • As Murphy
      • Stiff punches, kicks, and forearm strikes
      • Wheelbarrow suplex
      • Running big boot to opponent in corner
    • As Matt Silva
      • Silva Shock (Pumphandle neck driver)
      • Silva Star Press (Running standing shooting star press)
      • Silva Bullet (Missile dropkick)
  • Managers
  • Wrestlers managed
  • Tag teams and stables
  • Nicknames
    • "The Juggernaut"
  • Entrance themes

Championships and Accomplishments

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Tryout winners in Saudi Arabia (April 2018)

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