With Emma’s relative success in comparison to their two previous experiments, the door appeared to open to Australian wrestlers after 2012. Matthew Adams, often going by the ring-name Matt Silva, had been competing and winning championships in Melbourne promotions Professional Championship Wrestling and Melbourne City Wrestling, along with others around the country since around 2007. He signed a WWE developmental contract in 2013, and made his TV debut on NXT as Buddy Murphy only a year later.
His most successful stint has been teaming with Wesley Blake, a duo fondly named the “Dubstep Cowboys” by internet commenters, after the combination of their entrance music and conspicuous ring attire. The tag team managed to win the NXT Tag Team Championships in early 2015, making 27-year-old Murphy the first Australian to take championship gold in WWE. The team’s reign lasted 219 days, before they were defeated by The Vaudevillians.