WWE SmackDown! Live Superstar Buddy Murphy was not originally planned to be a part of the Roman Reigns “mystery attacker” storyline. According to Bryan Alverez, Murphy’s involvement wasn’t part of the original plans, and his appearance in the “forklift attack” video was not a purposeful placement.
According to sources, Murphy just happened to be in the video and several fans noticed it. The angle was pre-taped earlier in the day. When fans noticed he was there (by accident), WWE decided to work him into the storyline and now he’s getting a pretty big push due to it.