Buddy Matthews, also known as Buddy Murphy, is an AEW star. He once talked about how awkward it was for him to kiss Rey Mysterio’s daughter during a WWE plot.
Buddy Matthews is known in the world of boxing as a talented person. He is currently signed with AEW, where his skills in the ring continue to surprise everyone. Matthews also worked briefly for WWE before being let go in 2021.
During his time in WWE, Matthews was in a plot with Rey Mysterio, his family, and Rey’s daughter, Aalyah Mysterio. In this storyline, Matthews and Aalyah Mysterio were on-screen lovers. Buddy also had to kiss Aalyah in front of her family during the story.
Buddy Matthews told Chris Van Vliet on Insights that he didn’t feel safe kissing Aalyah, and that he had a fight with the producers about it when the story was being pitched. This is what Buddy told us:
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“I wasn’t comfortable kissing Aalyah. I did that because it was my job and it was going to create more drama in the story. Originally, there was no kiss scripted. They [the producers] went and they talked to Vince about something. They come back and they pitch it to me but they are kind of weird. Then they say ‘…and then you kiss her.’ I start laughing and [said] go ‘f*** off.’ But then they are like ‘No we are serious.’”
He also said:
“I’m like ‘What does she [Aalyah] think about it.’ They go, ‘She’s cool with it.’ I’m like ‘What!’ They went to her first, I thought she was going to shoot it down. So then I go ‘What about Rey?’ They say ‘They’re OK with it?’ I’m like well if they are OK with it, I can’t be the one that goes whatever.”