step 1 contendership match, up against Colin Cassady & Enzo Amore, The latest Vaudevillains and Western Alpha (Chad Gable & Jason Jordan). Because of the , Murphy invested lots of time into the american singles action just before to level team fits of the later 2016, teaming and successful mark suits with Tye Dillinger and you will Shinsuke Nakamura.
While in the 2017, Murphy wrestled inside single people fits, getting 1st and just name meets towards 9 February in which he forgotten so you’re able to Bobby Roode from inside the a fit towards the NXT Tournament. To your November 31, he joined an effective 20-Kid Race Regal acquired of the Trent Seven.
To the during the NXT, Murphy are working in a several-means No. step one contendership fits towards NXT label, in which he defeated Brennan Williams and you can Jeet Rama and you can Raul Mendoza. Into the twenty-four February in the NXT, Murphy challenged Pete Dunne on British Championship but did maybe not flourish in effective the fresh title. Murphy finished the few days which have a profit to the 29 February defeating Dijak. The guy returned into the 13 April domestic let you know in which he defeated Lio Rush. From inside the twenty-seven April home reveal, Murphy missing so you can Ricochet. While in the one or two consecutive domestic shows held toward 17 May and 18 Get, Murphy defeated Lio Hurry. The guy later returned in the fourteen July home reveal in which he outdone Mars Wang.
205 Live (2018-2019)
During the 20 February episode of 205 Real time, Murphy is an associate on WWE Cruiserweight Championship Tournament. The guy beaten Ariya Daivari in the first bullet. To the 6 March bout of 205 Alive, Murphy was removed on the quarter finally of the Mustafa Ali. Into 27 March episode of 205 Real time, Murphy won a zero. step 1 contendership fits into the Cruiserweight title shortly after beating Akira Tozawa, Kalisto and you can TJP. Into WrestleMania Axxess knowledge, Murphy participated in the latest WWE British Label Invitational where the guy are removed in the first round of the Lio Hurry. At the Axxess knowledge, Murphy teamed that have Kalisto in the defeating Gentleman Jack Gallagher & TJP in the a label matches.
Into the 30 May Murphy appeared for the 205 Live in which he challenged Cedric Alexander toward WWE Cruiserweight Tournament but livelinks app failed to create during the winning the newest identity. Murphy carry out see Alexander into the first week from Summer when you look at the three consecutive house shows into WWE Real time, however, are incapable of victory new title in these period. The guy gone back to 205 Survive 5 Summer, grappling Mustafa Ali to help you a no-Contest find yourself. On the 19 June Murphy wrestled from inside the a triple Possibility meets up against Hideo Itami and you can Mustafa Ali, ensuing having each other Ali and you will Murphy dropping to help you Itami. To your step 3 July Murphy so you’re able to Mustafa Ali for the a no Disqualification meets. On the ed that have Tony Nese inside defeating Brand new Lucha Household Cluster (Kalisto & Lince Dorado). Toward 21 August Murphy and you will Nese lost on the Lucha Home Party (Gran Metalik & Lince Dorado) for the an excellent tornado level suits. Murphy concluded new day that have a win to the twenty-eight August defeating Kalisto.
After a number of live house suggests, Murphy came back into the eleven September episode of 205 Real time to defeat Gran Metalik. The second month toward six Oct, Murphy competed within Super Show-Down shell out-per-take a look at inside the Melbourne, Australia inside a name fits beating the fresh safeguarding champion Cedric Alexander to become this new Cruiserweight Title. In twenty-seven October and twenty-eight October WWE family shows, Murphy outdone Alexander in two successive identity rematches.
SmackDown Live (2019)
Through the August, Murphy joined the fresh new SmackDown Live roster. His first televised suits was held inside thirteen August event out of SmackDown Live. The fresh new match is actually against Roman Reigns immediately following Reigns accused Murphy away from are team with the backstage attacks toward Reigns within the early in the day months. The fresh meets ended which have Murphy getting beaten. Murphy plus obtain brand new frustration from Daniel Bryan and Rowan after naming Rowan since Reign’s attacker. The second month on 20 August bout of Smackdown Real time, down to Murphy’s implication from Rowan, the guy faced Daniel Bryan during the a single people match conclude that have Murphy defeating Bryan.