Matt Sydal, Date of Birth, Place of Birth


Matt Sydal

American professional wrestler

Date of Birth: 19-Mar-1983

Place of Birth: St. Louis, Missouri, United States

Profession: professional wrestler

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Pisces

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About Matt Sydal

  • Matthew Joseph Korklan (born March 19, 1983) is an American professional wrestler who currently wrestles for Evolve under the ring name Evan Bourne and on the independent circuit as Matt Sydal.
  • He is most recently known for his time in Impact Wrestling where he is a former Impact Grand Champion and Impact X Division Champion.
  • Sydal is also known from his time in WWE, where he performed as Evan Bourne, and was a one-time WWE Tag Team Champion, with Kofi Kingston. Between 2000 and 2007, Korklan wrestled on the independent circuit, for promotions including NWA Midwest, IWA-Mid South, and Ring of Honor, winning both singles and tag team championships.
  • He also wrestled for the short-lived Wrestling Society X and was featured on Total Nonstop Action Wrestling's early pay-per-view events.
  • Beginning in 2005, he wrestled for Dragon Gate in Japan, and won the Open the Brave Gate Championship in early 2007.
  • He signed with WWE in 2007, and made his main roster debut as Evan Bourne on ECW the following year.
  • In 2011, he formed an alliance with Kofi Kingston, known as Air Boom, and they won the WWE Tag Team Championship.
  • In 2012, he was suspended for violating WWE's wellness policy, and then injured his foot in a motorcycle accident, forcing him out of action.
  • Without reappearing on television, he was released from WWE in 2014 and returned to wrestling on the independent circuit under his former ring name.
  • He has also wrestled for New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW), where he is a former two-time IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champion and a one-time NEVER Openweight 6-Man Tag Team Champion. Korklan is known for his high flying but hybrid lucha libre and puroresu styles of wrestling and was named the Wrestling Observer Newsletter's Best Flying Wrestler in 2008.

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