Saturday, June 15, 2024
Buddy Matthews

Buddy Matthews

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Matthew Adams
Height & Weight:
225 Ib

Titles Won:

  • AEW World Trios Championship – with Brody King and Malakai Black
  • WWE Raw Tag Team Championship – with Seth Rollins
  • WWE Cruiserweight Championship
  • NXT Tag Team Championship – with Wesley Blake

Prior to joining WWE, Adams wrestled primarily in his native Australia under the ring name Matt Silva, appearing with promotions such as Professional Championship Wrestling (PCW) and Melbourne City Wrestling (MCW).

In 2013, he relocated to the United States to work for WWE, starting out in its developmental territory NXT. During his time in NXT, he formed a tag team with Wesley Blake that won the NXT Tag Team Championship on one occasion, making him the first Australian national to win a championship in WWE.

In 2018, Adams was moved to WWE’s main roster, appearing on 205 Live; he won the WWE Cruiserweight Championship later that year. He was moved to SmackDown in April 2019 and then to Raw in October 2019, where he aligned himself with Seth Rollins, leading to the duo winning the WWE Raw Tag Team Championship.

Murphy left WWE in June 2021, subsequently wrestling for New Japan Pro-Wrestling and Major League Wrestling as “Buddy Matthews”. Adams made his debut for All Elite Wrestling on the 23 February 2022 episode of AEW Dynamite. In 2023, as a member of the House of Black, defeated The Elite for the World Trios Championship at AEW Revolution.

Other Notable Achievements: BPW Australian Championship, MCW Heavyweight Championship, PCW State Championship