Paul Heyman is said to be high up on both Buddy Murphy and Aleister Black. The plan is for Murphy to be groomed into a top heel, with Black working as a top babyface.
Despite his plans, some are skeptical about Heyman being able to successfully elevate them. Neither Murphy nor Black are typical “Vince McMahon guys” and some believe it’s a situation similar to that of Cedric Alexander. He was a guy Heyman wanted to push, only to have Vince squash it.
Both Murphy and Black were put over in squash matches on RAW and are scheduled for next week’s show.