AEW star Matt Sydal (formerly Evan Bourne in WWE) spoke with WrestleTalk on an idea for WWE to bring him back in 2016 for the Cruiserweight Classic tournament and how that idea fell through.
“When the Cruiserweight Classic tournament was originally happening, I talked to them about that. But at the time I was also talking to New Japan, and I just chose New Japan over WWE. It was kind of an easy choice for me at the time”.
Sydal would instead go on to compete for NJPW, Ring of Honor, Impact Wrestling and more recently, AEW.