Matt Sydal

Matt Sydal


3/19/1983, St. Louis, Missouri

Birth Name

Matthew Joseph Korklan



Also Known As

Evan Bourne
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Matthew Joseph Korklan (born March 19, 1983) is an American professional wrestler best known as Matt Sydal. He is currently signed to World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) wrestling on its Raw brand, under the ring name Evan Bourne. Bourne's finishing move is a shooting star press.


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Evan Bourne is featured as a downloadable character in the WWE Raw vs. Smackdown 09 video game.

    • On June 29, 2009 it was announced that Matt Sydal had been traded from ECW to Raw.

    • Matt Sydal was the first foreign wrestler to win a Dragon Gate championship belt.

    • In an interview during a press conference in Japan former 13 time World Champion Triple H called Evan Bourne (Matt Sydal) one of the best young talents in the business.

    • Matt Sydal has a brother Mike who is currently training to become a professional wrestler.

    • During his tenure in the faction-based Dragon Gate wrestling promotion Matt Sydal was a part of the New Blood Generation International and Typhoon groups.

    • Matt Sydal made his professional wrestling debut on October 20, 2000.

    • Awards:

      WWE Best Finishing Move (2008)
      Wrestling Observer Newsletter Best High Flyer (2008)
      Wrestling Observer Newsletter Best Maneuver (2008)

    • Wrestling Championships:

      Dragon Gate: Open the Brave Gate
      IWA: Mid South: Light Heavyweight Championship, 2005 Ted Petty Invitational
      Ohio Valley Wrestling: Heavyweight Championship
      Ring Of Honor: Tag Team Championship (w/ Christopher Daniels)

    • PWI (Pro Wrestling Illustrated) ranked Matt Sydal # 101 of the 500 best singles wrestlers of the year in the PWI 500 in 2006.

    • Matt Sydal is the first person under the age of 18 to be licensed to wrestle in state of Missouri.

    • On the June 3, 2008 episode of ECW, Sydal made his WWE Television debut as a jobber where he lost in a match to Shelton Benjamin.

  • Quotes

  • Former ROH wrestler who just joined the WWE.

    Matt Sydal is the best highflyer in the wrestling business today. Matt can get a good match out of any wrestler, he makes you belive so many false finishes. Everytime you watch this guy wrestle you have no idea whats going to happen. I have seen this guy live many times and each time he things of some new wrestling moves that are just amazing. He can't cut a promo or do a interview, but he can do some insane highflying moves. Sydal has worked in ROH,WSX,Dragon Gate,PWG,IWA and other indy feds. But August 22 2007 WWE signed Matt Sydal. Lets hope Sydal has a bright career in WWE.moreless