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Matt Sydal



Photo credit: World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc.

Photo credit: World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc.

Real name: Matthew Joseph Korklan
Height: 5’9″
Weight: 177 lbs.
Date of birth: March 19, 1983
Hometown: St. Louis, MO
Pro debut: October 20, 2000
Trained by: Gateway Championship Wrestling
Finishing move: Shooting Star Press

Biography

– On July 9, 2003, Frankie Kazarian defeated Altar Boy Luke, Delirious, Kid Romeo, Matt Sydal & Matt Stryker in a Six-Way Elimination Match
– On August 27, 2003, The Gathering (CM Punk & Julio Dinero) defeated Matt Sydal & Onyx
– On September 6, 2003, Ray Gordy defeated Seth Delay, Altar Boy Luke, Delirious, Matt Sydal & Sal Rinauro in a Double Elimination Sudden Death Match to win the NWA Wildside Junior Heavyweight Title
– On January 17, 2004, Matt Sydal defeated JC Bailey to win the IWA:MS Light Heavyweight Title
– On January 31, 2004, Matt Sydal defeated Delirious to retain the IWA:MS Light Heavyweight Title
– On February 13, 2004, Matt Sydal defeated Petey Williams to retain the IWA:MS Light Heavyweight Title
– On March 6, 2004, Matt Sydal defeated Delirious in a two-out-of-three falls match to retain the IWA:MS Light Heavyweight Title
– On March 19, 2004, Matt Sydal defeated Nate Webb to retain the IWA:MS Light Heavyweight Title
– On April 9, 2004, Matt Sydal defeated Emil Sitoci to retain the IWA:MS Light Heavyweight Title
– On April 17, 2004, Matt Sydal defeated Austin Aries to retain the IWA:MS Light Heavyweight Title
– On May 7, 2004, B-Boy & Homicide defeated Matt Sydal & Delirious in the IWA:MS Tag Team Title tournament
– On June 26, 2004, Delirious defeated Matt Sydal to win the IWA:MS Light Heavyweight Title
– On July 30, 2004, Matt Sydal defeated Justin Kage to win the NWA Midwest X-Division Title
– On August 20, 2004, Matt Sydal defeated Delirious & Justin Kage in a 3-Way Dance to retain the NWA Midwest X-Division Title
– On September 18, 2004, AJ Styles defeated Matt Sydal in the quarter-final of the 2004 Ted Petty Invitational
– On October 1, 2004, Matt Sydal defeated Zach Gowen to retain the NWA Midwest X-Division Title
– At TNA Victory Road 2004, Matt Sydal competed in a 20-Man X-Division Gauntlet Match, won by Hector Garza
– On November 20, 2004, Matt Sydal defeated B-Boy & Nate Webb in a 3-Way Dance to retain the NWA Midwest X-Division Title
– On December 11, 2004, Ryan Boz defeated Matt Sydal to retain the NWA Iowa Heavyweight Title
– On December 12, 2004, Matt Sydal defeated Todd Sexton to retain the NWA Midwest X-Division Title
– On January 8, 2005, Matt Sydal fought Brandon Thomaselli to a time-limit draw to retain the NWA Midwest X-Division Title
– On January 21, 2005, Matt Sydal defeated Silas Young to retain the NWA Midwest X-Division Title
– On January 29, 2005, Matt Sydal defeated Vito Thomaselli to retain the NWA Midwest X-Division Title
– On February 4, 2005, Brandon Thomaselli defeated Matt Sydal in the NWA Indiana Heavyweight Title tournament
– On March 19, 2005, Matt Sydal defeated Jimmy Jacobs to retain the NWA Midwest X-Division Title
– On April 2, 2005, Dragon Soldier B defeated Matt Sydal in the Best of the American Super Juniors tournament
– On April 22, 2005, Matt Sydal defeated Joey Envy, Josh Abercrombie & Marek Brave in a 4-Way Dance to retain the NWA Midwest X-Division Title
– On May 21, 2005, Matt Sydal defeated Eric Darkstorm to retain the NWA Midwest X-Division Title
– On June 3, 2005, Matt Sydal defeated Trik Davis to retain the NWA Midwest X-Division Title
– On June 11, 2005, Vordell Walker defeated Matt Sydal in the quarter-final of the Jeff Peterson Memorial Cup
– On June 18, 2005, Josh Abercrombie defeated Matt Sydal in a two-out-of-three falls match to retain the IWA:MS Light Heavyweight Title
– On July 2, 2005, Jimmy Jacobs defeated Matt Sydal to retain the IWA:MS Heavyweight Title
– On July 8, 2005, Matt Sydal defeated Arik Cannon to retain the NWA Midwest X-Division Title
– On July 23, 2005, Delirious defeated Matt Sydal to win the NWA Midwest X-Division Title
– On September 10, 2005, The Iron Saints (Sal & Vito Thomaselli) defeated Delirious & Matt Sydal to win the vacant IWA:MS Tag Team Titles
– On September 24, 2005, Matt Sydal defeated Kevin Steen to win the Ted Petty Invitational
– On November 12, 2005, Matt Sydal & Daizee Haze defeated Delirious & MsChif to win the NWA Midwest X-Division Title for Sydal
– On December 3, 2005, Generation Next (Austin Aries, Matt Sydal, Jack Evans & Roderick Strong) defeated The Embassy (Prince Nana, Jimmy Rave, Abyss & Alex Shelley) in a Steel Cage Warfare Match
– On January 20, 2006, Matt Sydal defeated Billy Roc to retain the NWA Midwest X-Division Title
– On January 27, 2006, The Embassy (Abyss, Alex Shelley & Jimmy Rave) defeated Generation Next (Jack Evans, Matt Sydal & Jimmy Yang) to win the ROH Trios Tournament
– On February 4, 2006, Jaysin Strife defeated Matt Sydal to win the NWA Midwest X-Division Title
– On February 17, 2006, Bryan Danielson defeated Matt Sydal to retain the FIP Heavyweight Title
– On February 25, 2006, Generation Next (Austin Aries & Roderick Strong) defeated AJ Styles & Matt Sydal to retain the ROH Tag Team Titles
– On March 18, 2006, Emil Sitoci defeated Matt Sydal to retain the wXw Lightweight Title
– On April 8, 2006, Kevin Steen defeated Matt Sydal in the PWG World Title Tournament
– On April 15, 2006, Delirious defeated Matt Sydal in the Super Indy V Tournament
– On April 28, 2006, Generation Next (Austin Aries & Roderick Strong) defeated Matt Sydal & Samoa Joe to retain the ROH Tag Team Titles
– On May 13, 2006, Sabian defeated Matt Sydal in the CZW Best of the Best Tournament
– On July 12, 2006, Matt Sydal & Roderick Strong defeated Blood Generation (CIMA & Don Fujii), Muscle Outlawz (Jimmy Rave & Masato Yoshino) & Do FIXER (Dragon Kid & Ryo Saito) in a Four-Way Elimination Match to win the WrestleJAM Cup
– On August 5, 2006, Austin Aries & Roderick Strong defeated Jack Evans & Matt Sydal, Irish Airborne (Dave & Jack Crist) & The Briscoes (Jay & Mark) in an Ultimate Endurance Match to retain the ROH Tag Team Titles
– On August 26, 2006, Austin Aries & Roderick Strong defeated Christopher Daniels & Matt Sydal to retain the ROH Tag Team Titles
– On September 1, 2006, Kevin Steen defeated Matt Sydal in the PWG Battle of Los Angeles Tournament
– On September 2, 2006, Dave Crist defeated Matt Sydal in the IPW Super Junior Heavyweight Tournament semi-finals
– On October 6, 2006, Delirious defeated Austin Aries, Jay Briscoe, Mark Briscoe & Matt Sydal in a 5-Way Elimination Match to win the Survival of the Fittest Tournament 2006
– On November 25, 2006, Christopher Daniels & Matt Sydal defeated The Kings of Wrestling (Chris Hero & Claudio Castagnoli) to win the ROH Tag Team Titles
– On December 22, 2006, Christopher Daniels & Matt Sydal defeated CIMA & SHINGO to retain the ROH Tag Team Titles
– On February 4, 2007, Muscle Outlawz (Gamma, Masato Yoshino & Naruki Doi) defeated CIMA, Matt Sydal & Susumu Yokosuka to retain the Dragon Gate Open the Triangle Gate Title
– On February 12, 2007, Matt Sydal defeated Masato Yoshino to win the Dragon Gate Open the Brave Gate Title
– On February 23, 2007, Matt Sydal defeated Austin Aries to retain the Dragon Gate Open the Brave Gate Title
– On February 24, 2007, The Briscoes (Mark & Jay) defeated Christopher Daniels & Matt Sydal to win the ROH Tag Team Titles
– On March 25, 2007, Genki Horiguchi defeated Matt Sydal to win the Dragon Gate Open the Brave Gate Title
– On April 29, 2007, Doug Williams defeated Matt Sydal in the King of Europe Cup semi-final
– On May 4, 2007, Ryo Saito defeated Matt Sydal in the wXw 16 Carat Gold Tournament
– On May 12, 2007, The Briscoes (Mark & Jay) defeated Claudio Castagnoli & Matt Sydal to retain the ROH Tag Team Titles
– On May 25, 2007, Homicide & Low Ki defeated Josh Abercrombie & Matt Sydal in the Candido Cup 2007
– On September 2, 2007, Alex Shelley defeated Matt Sydal in the PWG Battle of Los Angeles Tournament
– On September 4, 2007, Matt Sydal signed a WWE development deal
– On October 10, 2007, Matt Sydal defeated Jamin Olivencia (Sydal’s OVW debut)
– On November 7, 2007, Paul Burchill & Stu Sanders defeated Matt Sydal & Seth Skyfire in the OVW Southern Tag Team Title Tournament
– On December 5, 2007, Matt Sydal defeated Michael W Kruel to win the OVW Heavyweight Title
– On December 19, 2007, Matt Sydal defeated Atlas DaBone & Michael W Kruel in a Triple Threat Match to retain the OVW Heavyweight Title
– On February 7, 2008, WWE severed ties with OVW and so moved Sydal to their new FCW territory
– On February 13, 2008, Jay Bradley defeated Matt Sydal to win the OVW Heavyweight Title
– On June 3, 2008, Shelton Benjamin defeated Matt Sydal by countout (Sydal’s full WWE debut)
– On June 7, 2008, Evan Bourne & Kofi Kingston defeated Mike Knox & Shelton Benjamin (Televised debut of the Evan Bourne character)
– On August 25, 2008, The Miz defeated Evan Bourne to qualify for the ECW Championship Scramble Match
– At Cyber Sunday 2008, Matt Hardy defeated Evan Bourne to retain the ECW Heavyweight Title
– On October 12, 2009, Kofi Kingston defeated Evan Bourne to qualify for Team RAW
– On November 2, 2009, The Miz defeated Evan Bourne to retain the WWE United States Title
– At Survivor Series 2009, Team Miz (The Miz, Sheamus, Dolph Ziggler, Jack Swagger & Drew McIntyre) defeated Team Morrison (John Morrison, Shelton Benjamin, Matt Hardy, Evan Bourne & Finlay)
– On March 8, 2010, Evan Bourne defeated William Regal to qualify for the Money In The Bank Match
– On March 19, 2010, The Miz defeated Christian, Evan Bourne & MVP in a 4-Way Match to retain the WWE United States Title
– At WrestleMania XXVI, Jack Swagger defeated Christian, Dolph Ziggler, Drew McIntyre, Evan Bourne, Kane, Kofi Kingston, Matt Hardy, MVP & Shelton Benjamin to win the Money In The Bank Match
– On June 19, 2010, The Miz defeated Evan Bourne, Mark Henry & R-Truth in a Fatal Four Way Match to retain the WWE United States Title
– At Money In The Bank 2010, The Miz defeated Chris Jericho, Edge, Evan Bourne, John Morrison, Mark Henry, Randy Orton & Ted DiBiase to win the RAW Money In The Bank Match
– On July 26, 2010, The Nexus (Wade Barrett, David Otunga, Heath Slater, Justin Gabriel, Michael Tarver, Skip Sheffield & Darren Young) defeated Evan Bourne, Goldust, Jerry Lawler, Mark Henry, David Hart Smith, Tyson Kidd & Yoshi Tatsu in an Elimination Match
– On August 20, 2010, The Hart Dynasty (David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd) defeated Mark Henry & Evan Bourne to retain the WWE Tag Team Titles
– At Night of Champions 2010, Cody Rhodes & Drew McIntyre defeated Evan Bourne & Mark Henry, Santino Marella & Vladimir Kozlov, The Hart Dynasty (David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd) & The Usos (Jimmy & Jey) in a Tag Team Turmoil Match to win the WWE Tag Team Titles
– On October 11, 2010, CM Punk defeated Evan Bourne to qualify for Team RAW
– On June 25, 2011, Dolph Ziggler defeated Evan Bourne & Kofi Kingston in a Triple Threat Match to retain the WWE United States Title
– At Money In The Bank 2011, Alberto Del Rio defeated Alex Riley, Evan Bourne, Jack Swagger, Kofi Kingston, R-Truth, Rey Mysterio & The Miz to win the RAW Money In The Bank Match
– On July 22, 2011, David Otunga & Michael McGillicutty defeated Evan Bourne & Kofi Kingston to retain the WWE Tag Team Titles
– On August 22, 2011, Evan Bourne & Kofi Kingston defeated David Otunga & Michael McGillicutty to win the WWE Tag Team Titles
– On September 3, 2011, Air Boom (Evan Bourne & Kofi Kingston) defeated R-Truth & The Miz to retain the WWE Tag Team Titles
– At Hell In A Cell 2011, Air Boom (Evan Bourne & Kofi Kingston) defeated Dolph Ziggler & Jack Swagger to retain the WWE Tag Team Titles
– At Vengeance 2011, Air Boom (Evan Bourne & Kofi Kingston) defeated Dolph Ziggler & Jack Swagger to retain the WWE Tag Team Titles
– On November 1, 2011, Evan Bourne was suspended for 30 days for his first WWE Wellness Policy violation
– On December 3, 2011, Dolph Ziggler defeated Evan Bourne to retain the WWE United States Title
– At TLC 2011, Air Boom (Kofi Kingston & Evan Bourne) defeated Primo & Epico to retain the WWE Tag Team Titles
– On January 15, 2012, Primo & Epico defeated Air Boom (Evan Bourne & Kofi Kingston) to win the WWE Tag Team Titles
– On January 17, 2012, Evan Bourne was suspended for 60 days for his second WWE Wellness Policy violation
– In June 2014, Bourne was released by WWE
– In the fall of 2014, Bourne returned to ROH as Matt Sydal
– At ROH’s 13th Anniversary Show, Sydal defeated Cedric Alexander

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