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Sunday, Aug 11 | 7 PMET/4 PMPT

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Buddy Murphy def. Apollo Crews by Disqualification after Rowan interrupted

Buddy Murphy def. Apollo Crews by Disqualification after Rowan interrupted

TORONTO — Buddy Murphy wanted to make a name for himself by breaking out against Apollo Crews on the SummerSlam Kickoff. Instead, he was left broken and questioning why he ever uttered Rowan’s name.

Murphy kicked off the bout quickly with a running knee and pin attempt, but Crews kicked out. The rapid attack had WWE’s Best Kept Secret firmly in control, with Crews struggling to get back into the fight.

Rowan ambushes Buddy Murphy: SummerSlam 2019 (WWE Network Exclusive)

Rowan destroys Buddy Murphy on the SummerSlam Kickoff in response to Murphy implicating him in the recent attacks against Roman Reigns. Courtesy of WWE Network.

A surge of momentum from Crews ended with a misplaced moonsault, setting him up for a visit to the steel steps and a plancha, but before Murphy could capitalize, Rowan pounced and began hurling Murphy around ringside and into the ring post. Just days prior on SmackDown LIVE, Murphy implicated the 6-foot-8 monster in the recent attacks on Roman Reigns, and Rowan viciously proved that Murphy made a huge mistake. Rowan screamed, “You keep my name out of your mouth,” as he brutally attacked the former Cruiserweight Champion

Murphy won by disqualification, but he came to regret ever saying the name “Rowan.”

TORONTO — Buddy Murphy wanted to make a name for himself by breaking out against Apollo Crews on the SummerSlam Kickoff. Instead, he was left broken and questioning why he ever uttered Rowan’s name.

Murphy kicked off the bout quickly with a running knee and pin attempt, but Crews kicked out. The rapid attack had WWE’s Best Kept Secret firmly in control, with Crews struggling to get back into the fight.

Rowan ambushes Buddy Murphy: SummerSlam 2019 (WWE Network Exclusive)

Rowan destroys Buddy Murphy on the SummerSlam Kickoff in response to Murphy implicating him in the recent attacks against Roman Reigns. Courtesy of WWE Network.

A surge of momentum from Crews ended with a misplaced moonsault, setting him up for a visit to the steel steps and a plancha, but before Murphy could capitalize, Rowan pounced and began hurling Murphy around ringside and into the ring post. Just days prior on SmackDown LIVE, Murphy implicated the 6-foot-8 monster in the recent attacks on Roman Reigns, and Rowan viciously proved that Murphy made a huge mistake. Rowan screamed, “You keep my name out of your mouth,” as he brutally attacked the former Cruiserweight Champion

Murphy won by disqualification, but he came to regret ever saying the name “Rowan.”