Matt Sydal

  • Born: 03/19/1983 in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Birthname: Matthew Joseph Korklan
  • Height & Weight: 5'9", 185 Ib
Titles Won:
  • WWE Tag Team Championship – with Kofi Kingston
  • Slammy Award for Best Finishing Maneuver (2008)
  • IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship (2 times) – with Ricochet
  • NEVER Openweight 6-Man Tag Team Championship – with Ricochet & Satoshi Kojima
  • Impact Grand Championship
  • Impact X-Division Championship
  • ROH World Tag Team Championship – with Christopher Daniels

He is signed to All Elite Wrestling (AEW). Prior to signing with AEW, Sydal wrestled in WWE as Evan Bourne, and was a one-time WWE Tag Team Champion, with Kofi Kingston. Sydal is also known for his time in Impact Wrestling where he is a former Impact Grand Champion and Impact X Division Champion, and in Ring of Honor (ROH), where he is a former ROH World Tag Team Champion.

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 has also wrestled on the independent circuit, for promotions including NWA Midwest, IWA-Mid South,, winning both singles and tag team championships. He also wrestled for the short-lived Wrestling Society X . Beginning in 2005, he wrestled for Dragon Gate in Japan, and won the Open the Brave Gate Championship in early 2007.

Korklan is known for his high flying but hybrid lucha libre and puroresu styles of wrestling and was named the Wrestling Observer Newsletters Best Flying Wrestler in 2008.

Notable Feuds

vs. AJ Styles

w/ Christopher Daniels vs. The Kings of Wrestling

vs. Jack Swagger

Other Notable Achievements

Dragon Gate Open the Brave Gate Championship

IPWA Heavyweight Championship

IWA Mid-South Light Heavyweight Championship

Ted Petty Invitational (2005)

NJPW Super Jr. Tag Tournament (2015) – with Ricochet

NWA Midwest X Division Championship

OVW Heavyweight Championship

The Lord of The World Championship

Wrestling Observer Newsletter Awards: Best Flying Wrestler (2008)

Best Wrestling Maneuver (2008) Shooting star press

Most Underrated (2009)