Buddy Matthews is scheduled to make his MLW debut at the Blood & Thunder tapings in Dallas, Texas.
The promotion announced the addition of the former WWE talent on Friday morning just hours before the event at Gilley’s.
Buddy Matthews debuts tonight in Dallas https://t.co/sEr6KwTHrR
— MLW (@MLW) January 21, 2022
The promotional release indicates he will be wrestling on the show but no opponent is listed.
Matthews wrestled as ‘Murphy’ in WWE and was part of a series of mass cuts in 2021.
He began taking independent dates last September with his most high-profile match taking place last November where he faced Kazuchika Okada at NJPW’s Battle in the Valley event in San Jose, California.
It will be Matthews’ first match of 2022.
Below is the line-up for MLW’s Blood & Thunder tapings tonight:
*MLW World Tag Team Championship, Texas Tornado Match: 5150 (champions) vs. TBA
*MLW World Heavyweight Championship, Falls Count Anywhere: Alex Hammerstone (champion) vs. Pagano
*Jacob Fatu vs. Mads Krugger
*MLW Middleweight Championship: Tajiri (champion) vs. Myron Reed vs. TBA
*National Openweight Championship: Alex Kane (champion) vs. Calvin Tankman
*Miranda Gordy vs. Rok-C
*Davey Richards vs. ACH
*TJP vs. Matt Cross
*Aramis, El Dragon & TBA vs. Arez, Gino Medina & Mini Abismo Negro
*EJ Nduka vs. TBA
*Ho Ho Lun vs. KC Navarro
*The debut of Buddy Matthews