I guess he isn’t happy. Storylines are a hard thing to get right in wrestling as they can go in so many different directions, some of which are a lot better than others. If a promotion goes in the wrong direction, things can go downhill in a hurry. Sometimes it becomes clear that a course correction is needed and that might be what is taking place after a long SmackDown story.

Last year was a rather strange year for WWE for several reasons, but there were some things that wound up being normal. This included some long running stories, which was the case on both Monday Night Raw and SmackDown. The war between Seth Rollins and Rey Mysterio went on for several months and drew in many other people. Now that the feud is over, one of the people involved is bringing things back up.

SmackDown star Murphy has posted and deleted a lengthy message to his Instagram, venting his frustrations with the Mysterio Family. Murphy said that they all used him for one purpose or another before leaving him in the shadows, which he compared to his time in NXT. After the storyline ended with Murphy and Aalyah Mysterio in a romantic relationship, Murphy was absent from SmackDown for several months before returning on last week’s show where he tried to realign himself with Rollins.

Here are the comments, courtesy of Wrestlinginc.com:

“Let’s point out the obvious! The Mysterio’s used me! I never needed them! I’m beyond one of the most talent in-ring performers on the planet! Aalyah used me to be on tv and advance an acting career. Dominik used me so he had a reason to stand ringside. Rey was jealous that I became the new face of the cruiserweight and he was left out of the discussion. They took what they wanted then they left me in the shadows! Sounds like my time in NXT.”

It was a long story. Check out how things went for Murphy with the Mysterios:

Dominik Mysterio vs. Murphy – Street Fight: Raw, September 7, 2020

Seth Rollins reveals Murphy & Aalyah Mysterio’s secret chats: Raw, Sept. 28, 2020

Rey Mysterio vs. Seth Rollins - No Holds Barred Match: SmackDown, Nov. 13, 2020

Opinion: I know it’s rather wordy and even messy, but I’ll absolutely take this kind of an explanation over no explanation at all. WWE has a really bad habit of dropping stories with no explanation or having a wrestler they they don’t owe us an explanation, so this alone is much better than nothing. I’m glad to have Murphy back on television, though it would be nicer if he gets to do something else.

Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books.

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