Date and location

Saturday, Oct 6 | 5 AMET/2 AMPT

Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)
Melbourne, Australia, VIC

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Saturday, Oct 6 | 5 AMET/2 AMPT

Cedric Alexander vs. Buddy Murphy

Buddy Murphy def. Cedric Alexander to win the WWE Cruiserweight Championship

MELBOURNE, Australia – Buddy Murphy made the most of returning home to Melbourne, defeating Cedric Alexander at WWE Super Show-Down to capture the WWE Cruiserweight Championship.  

Buddy Murphy gains a hometown edge in Melbourne: WWE Super Show-Down 2018 (WWE Network Exclusive)

Buddy Murphy makes the most of his Melbourne, Australia homecoming by battering Cedric Alexander during the WWE Cruiserweight Title Match at WWE Super Show-Down 2018. Courtesy of the award-winning WWE Network.

Murphy was assuredly mindful of the stakes heading into his WWE Cruiserweight Title Match against the fighting champion; and the bellowing “Let’s Go Buddy” chants that clamored throughout the MCG was added proof of that. Alexander matched that energy with sheer will and resilience to further evince his position as The Soul of 205 Live, but The Juggernaut, incensed with a flaring hunger for the title, wanted it more on this night.

The challenger opened the match swinging for the fences with high-impact maneuvers, including a flying Somersault to Alexander outside the ring, followed soon after with a Diving Double Knee Attack. Yet as Murphy tried to keep Alexander on the defensive, the resilient champion managed to outlast The Juggernaut’s hard-hitting offense with his own set of strikes and high-risk attacks. The rivals continued engaging in a tense back-and-forth until Alexander connected with a Spanish Fly that led to a series of near-falls, all of which sent the hometown crowd to the edge of their collective seats.

Victory seemed certain for Alexander after he hit the Lumbar Check. However, whatever could wrong at that moment, did. Murphy managed to kick out and soon after delivered Murphy’s Law for the three count. More than 70,000 strong in the MCG watched The Age of Alexander come to an end, and Buddy Murphy become the new WWE Cruiserweight Champion.

MELBOURNE, Australia – Buddy Murphy made the most of returning home to Melbourne, defeating Cedric Alexander at WWE Super Show-Down to capture the WWE Cruiserweight Championship.  

Buddy Murphy gains a hometown edge in Melbourne: WWE Super Show-Down 2018 (WWE Network Exclusive)

Buddy Murphy makes the most of his Melbourne, Australia homecoming by battering Cedric Alexander during the WWE Cruiserweight Title Match at WWE Super Show-Down 2018. Courtesy of the award-winning WWE Network.

Murphy was assuredly mindful of the stakes heading into his WWE Cruiserweight Title Match against the fighting champion; and the bellowing “Let’s Go Buddy” chants that clamored throughout the MCG was added proof of that. Alexander matched that energy with sheer will and resilience to further evince his position as The Soul of 205 Live, but The Juggernaut, incensed with a flaring hunger for the title, wanted it more on this night.

The challenger opened the match swinging for the fences with high-impact maneuvers, including a flying Somersault to Alexander outside the ring, followed soon after with a Diving Double Knee Attack. Yet as Murphy tried to keep Alexander on the defensive, the resilient champion managed to outlast The Juggernaut’s hard-hitting offense with his own set of strikes and high-risk attacks. The rivals continued engaging in a tense back-and-forth until Alexander connected with a Spanish Fly that led to a series of near-falls, all of which sent the hometown crowd to the edge of their collective seats.

Victory seemed certain for Alexander after he hit the Lumbar Check. However, whatever could wrong at that moment, did. Murphy managed to kick out and soon after delivered Murphy’s Law for the three count. More than 70,000 strong in the MCG watched The Age of Alexander come to an end, and Buddy Murphy become the new WWE Cruiserweight Champion.