Matt Sydal

  • Born: 03/19/1983 in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Birthname: Matt Sydal
  • Height & Weight: 5'9", 185 Ib
Titles Won:
  • WWE Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Kofi Kingston
  • Slammy Award for Best Finishing Maneuver (2008)
  • ROH World Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Christopher Daniels

Between 2000 and 2007, Korklan wrestled as Matt Sydal 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. Korklan 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, Korklan was suspended for violating WWE's wellness policy, and then suffered foot injuries 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.

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 (1 time)

IWA Mid-South Light Heavyweight Championship (1 time)

Ted Petty Invitational (2005)

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

NWA Midwest X Division Championship (2 times)

OVW Heavyweight Championship (1 time)

The Lord of The World Championship (1 time)

Wrestling Observer Newsletter Awards: Best Flying Wrestler (2008)

Best Wrestling Maneuver (2008) Shooting star press

Most Underrated (2009)