Buddy Matthews

Australian professional wrestler

Matthew Adams (born 26 September 1988) is an Australian professional wrestler. He currently wrestles for All Elite Wrestling (AEW) and competes under the ring name Buddy Matthews.

Buddy Matthews
Matthews at a WWE house show in 2018
Born (1988-09-26) 26 September 1988 (age 35)
Melbourne, Australia
(m. 2024)
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Buddy Matthews
Buddy Murphy
Matt Silva
Billed height5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Billed weight225 lb (102 kg)
Billed fromMelbourne, Australia
Trained byCarlo Cannon
WWE Performance Center

He is also known for his time wrestling in WWE where he wrestled under the ring names Buddy Murphy and Murphy. In WWE, he was a one-time NXT Tag Team Champion, one-time WWE Cruiserweight Champion, and one-time WWE Raw Tag Team Champion.

During his time in AEW, Matthews has been a one-time AEW World Trios Champion.



Independent circuit


After leaving WWE, Murphy switched his name to Buddy Matthews. His first appearance was for New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW). He appeared at Battle in the Valley and lost to Kazuchika Okada.[1]

He then appeared on Major League Wrestling (MLW)'s Blood & Thunder event where he lost to TJP on 21 January 2022.[2]

All Elite Wrestling


On 23 February 2022 episode of Dynamite, Matthews made his debut with All Elite Wrestling (AEW). After Malakai Black and Brody King's match, they attacked and beat down Pac and Penta Oscuro. Before Black was about to impale Penta with a shovel, the lights went out and came back on with Matthews in the ring. Matthews joined Black's stable the House of Black and they attacked Pac and Penta. After the show, AEW owner Tony Khan announced that Matthews had signed a contract with AEW.[3]

During the Revolution buy-in on March 6, the House of Black defeated the team of Pac, Penta Oscuro, and Erick Redbeard.[4]

On March 5, 2023 at Revolution, Matthews and the House of Black defeated The Elite (Kenny Omega, Matt Jackson, and Nick Jackson) to become the new AEW World Trios Champions. This was Matthews's first championship in AEW.[5] At All In, Matthews and the House of Black lost the titles to Billy Gunn and the The Acclaimed (Max Caster and Anthony Bowens).[6]

Personal life


He is engaged to WWE wrestler Rhea Ripley.[7]

Championships and accomplishments

Murphy (left) and Blake as NXT Tag Team Champions.


  1. Their ring names were shortened to simply "Blake" and "Murphy" during their reign.


  1. "2021.11.13 BATTLE IN THE VALLEY". New Japan Pro-Wrestling. Archived from the original on December 1, 2023. Retrieved October 10, 2023.
  2. "Full Spoilers From MLW Blood & Thunder Taping". 411Mania. Retrieved October 10, 2023.
  3. "Buddy Matthews Makes AEW Debut On 2/23 AEW Dynamite". Fightful. Retrieved October 10, 2023.
  4. "AEW Revolution Buy-In pre-show results: Powell's live review of "The House of Black" Malakai Black, Brody King, and Buddy Matthews vs. Pac, Penta, and Erick Redbeard, Hook vs. QT Marshall, and Leyla Hirsch vs. Kris Statlander". ProWrestling.net. Retrieved October 10, 2023.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "AEW Revolution results: Powell's live review of MJF vs. Bryan Danielson in an Iron Man match for the AEW World Championship, Jamie Hayter vs. Saraya vs. Ruby Soho in a three-way for the AEW Women's Title, Jon Moxley vs. Hangman Page in a Texas Death match, Samoa Joe vs. Wardlow for the TNT Title, The Elite vs. House of Black for the AEW Trios Titles". ProWrestling.net. Retrieved October 10, 2023.
  6. "AEW All In results: Powell's live review of MJF vs. Adam Cole for the AEW World Championship, Will Ospreay vs. Chris Jericho, CM Punk vs. Samoa Joe for the Real World Title, Stadium Stampede". ProWrestling.net. Retrieved October 10, 2023.
  7. "Rhea Ripley & Buddy Matthews get engaged". Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Retrieved October 10, 2023.
  8. Kreikenbohm, Philip (23 October 2010). "BPW Halloween Harvest 2010". Cagematch - The Internet Wrestling Database. Retrieved 21 February 2021.
  9. "Buddy Murphy de WWE NXT lesionado en un Live Show". 21 July 2017. Archived from the original on 29 June 2018. Retrieved 9 January 2018.
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  11. Silverstein, Adam (26 December 2018). "The Man comes around: Becky Lynch breaks out for WWE as the 2018 Wrestler of the Year". CBS Sports.
  12. Kreikenbohm, Philip (28 January 2012). "MCW Heavyweight Championship". Cagematch - The Internet Wrestling Database. Retrieved 21 February 2021.
  13. "'It's full circle': Aussie wrestling star Buddy Matthews regains top local title... and proves he's not 'selfish'". Fox Sports. 12 February 2023. Retrieved 12 February 2023.
  14. Saalbach, Axel. "Wrestlingdata.com - The World's Largest Wrestling Database". wrestlingdata.com.
  15. Kreikenbohm, Philip (3 December 2010). "PCW XMas Chaos". Cagematch - The Internet Wrestling Database. Retrieved 21 February 2021.
  16. "Pro Wrestling Illustrated (PWI) 500 for 2019 - The Internet Wrestling Database". www.profightdb.com.
  17. "WWE Cruiserweight Championship". WWE. Retrieved 10 December 2018.
  18. "Raw Tag Team Championship". WWE. Retrieved 20 January 2020.
  19. Parry, Josh (15 January 2015). "NXT news: Next live special announced, full spoiler Results from Thursday's NXT TV tapings". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 16 January 2015.

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