The name Evan Bourne has been retired since 2014 when Matt Sydal left WWE, but now he’ll be using it once again for a string of EVOLVE events.
EVOLVE announced the following:
Evan Bourne was one of the WWE’s most exciting stars. He was known for his spectacular “Air Bourne” finisher of the top rope. He rose to being WWE Tag Team Champions along with Kofi Kingston. Bourne’s last match was in 2013 and he parted ways with WWE in 2014. He competed as Matt Sydal, but the Evan Bourne name and persona was retired.
Bourne now wants to make a comeback. EVOLVE’s connection to NXT allows him to revive the “Evan Bourne” name and precision style that thrilled WWE audiences.
“There has never been a more ideal moment for Evan Bourne to return,” Bourne said, “I’m thankful for this rebirth. I’m thrilled for this opportunity, and will open everyone’s eyes at EVOLVE. On November 9th and 10th, come see what I’m saying.
Evan Bourne will wrestle in EVOLVE on November 9 and 10 in New York, December 6 in Livonia, Michigan and December 7 in Chicago.
Bourne aka Matt Sydal has wrestled in ROH, Impact, NJPW and more since his WWE release.
In case you’re unfamiliar with his WWE work though, watch Bourne’s most iconic moment below.