Murphy stayed off WWE television for a very long time. The last we saw of him, Murphy was romantically linked with Aalyah Mysterio, and then Seth Rollins’ hiatus in December saw that angle vanish.
In recent memory, Murphy has re-emerged, but it’s unclear what he will be doing. He lost a match on SmackDown which was intended to get Rollins’ attention.
The Best Kept Secret in WWE posted a very interesting message on Instagram that explained his heel turn. He called out the Mysterios for “using” him. He later deleted this message.
“Let’s point out the obvious! The Mysterio’s used me! I never needed them! I’m beyond one of the most talent in-ring performers on the planet! Aalyah used me to be on tv and advance an acting career. Dominik used me so he had a reason to stand ringside. Rey was jealous that I became the new face of the cruiserweight and he was left out of the discussion. They took what they wanted then they left me in the shadows! Sounds like my time in NXT,”
This is an interesting situation, and it could have been an instance of Murphy going into business for himself. Then again, as we exclusively reportedly, many storyline related tweets are handed out from the writers. It’s interesting that this message was deleted.