Westin Blake, a former WWE Superstar, recently discussed a scrapped SmackDown rivalry with The Mysterios and Murphy.
Westin Blake recently spoke with Riju Dasgupta of Sportskeeda, and the former Forgotten Sons member had a lot to say regarding a shelved SmackDown feud months before his departure from WWE.
“We were going to start a feud with Buddy when we first got up there, because Buddy had just finished with Seth Rollins and was now with the Mysterio family. So when we got up there, we planned to create a feud with Buddy and the Mysterios, which would be a lot of fun. It was gonna lead to a couple of pay-per-views, what we were told with that.” Blake stated
“However, this did not appear to be the case. The Mysterios disappeared for a while near the conclusion of the year. I believe one of their family members contracted COVID, which is why they were gone for two to three weeks. Buddy Murphy, I believe, was in the presence of someone infected with COVID, thus he was asked to leave. As a result, the plot kept shifting and evolving. After that, Steve became infected with COVID. I was advised to leave after he caught COVID and that we would sort anything out later, but that never happened “Blake added
The Mysterio family’s association with Murphy didn’t last long as well
In late 2020, Steve Cutler and Westin Blake formed an alliance with King Corbin. On the December 4, 2020 episode of SmackDown, the two assisted Corbin in defeating Murphy. Murphy was subsequently booted off WWE TV, and Blake and Cutler’s careers were effectively over.
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WWE let Cutler go on February 4, 2021, while Blake was let go in April after WrestleMania 37. Dominik and Rey Mysterio went on to create a tag team on the blue brand, defeating Dolph Ziggler and Robert Roode to win the SmackDown Tag Team titles at WrestleMania Backlash.
What were your thoughts on Murphy’s ties to the Mysterio family? Do you believe a feud between Murphy and the Mysterios and Corbin, Blake, and Cutler would have been successful? Please share your thoughts in the comments box below!