Evan Bourne Bio, Facts, Career, Personal Life, Net Worth

Matthew Joseph Korklan is a professional wrestler whom we best know for his reign on World Wrestling Entertainment under the ring name “Evan Bourne.” He is currently working on Evolve wrestling promotion under the famous ring name Evan Bourne.

Korklan is also known for his ring name Matt Sydal during the time on Independent Circuit. Bourne has been to several wrestling promotions throughout his career where he was a one-time WWE Tag Team Champion, former Impact X Division Champion and so on.

Matthew Korklan
Evan Bourne

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Evan Bourne: Quick Facts

Full Name  Matthew Joseph Korklan
Net Worth  $1 Million – $5 Million
Date of Birth  March 19, 1983
Marital Status  Single
Birthplace  St.Louis, Missouri, United States
Ethnicity  White
Professions  Professional Wrestler
Nationality  American
Eye Color  Black
Hair Color  Black
Build  Athlete
Height  5 Feet 9 inches (175 cm)
Weight  84 Kg (185 pounds)
Body Measurement

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Online Presence

Instagram: 168 K Followers

Twitter:  551.9 K Followers

Horoscope  Pisces

Early Life of Evan Bourne

Matthew Joseph Korklan aka, Evan Bourne was born on March 19, 1983, in St. Louis, Missouri, United States. During his high school, he began to train with St. Louis, Missouri-based Gateway Championship Wrestling promotion.

Matthew became the first person under the age of 18 who received the wrestler’s license in Missouri in October 2000.

Korklan began his wrestling career since 2000 working on the independent circuit. In between his career from 2000 to 2007, he has been to several wrestling promotions like NWA Midwest, IWA-Mid South, and Ring of Honor.

How old is Evan Bourne? – Age, Height, and Measurements

Evan Bourne is living his 37th year of age in Clearwater, Florida, United States. He has a bit shorter height than many average wrestlers of 5 feet and 9 inches. Also, this wrestler has a lesser weightage of 84 kg, i.e., 185 pounds.

Evan Bourne Professional Wrestling Career


Korklan in November 2003 made his first professional debut match in Independent Wrestling Association Mid-South under the ring name Matt Sydal. On January 17, 2004, he won his first championship title of IWA Mid-South Light Heavyweight Championship defeating J.C. Bailey.

Matt then won NWA Midwest X Division Championship defeating Justin Kage on July 30 which he lost to Delirious after a year of holding a title.

Ring of Honor

Matthew debuted on Ring on Honor with a victory at Reborn: Stage One on April 23, 2004. Sydal teamed up with Samoa Joe and Jack Evans for the ROH World Tag Team Championship but couldn’t win the title at the finals of the 2006 Survival of the Fittest Tournament.

He again teamed up with Christopher Daniels for the ROH World Tag Team Championship which they won defeating The Kings of Wrestling. They defended the title against CIMA and Shingo.


World Wrestling Entertainment

Korklan signed a developmental contract with World Wrestling Entertainment and was assigned to Ohio Valley Wrestling. He had his first debut match on OVW defeating Jamin Olivencia on October 10, 2007.

He then defeated Mike Kruel to become new OVW Heavyweight Championship. After losing the title to Jay Bradley, Sydal joined Florida Championship Wrestling and debuted on March 22, 2008, with a win against TJ Wilson.

Sydal main roster debut began on June 3, 2008, for the ECW brand where he lost his first match against Shelton Benjamin by countout. There he got his new ring name “Evan Bourne”.

Evan Bourne won his first title of WWE Tag Team Championship with Kofi Kingston defeating David Otunga and Michael McGillicutty.

Achievements and Championship of Evan Bourne

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Evan Bourne Champ

Dragon Gate

  1. Open the Brave Gate Championship

Impact Wrestling

  1. Impact Grand Championship
  2. Sony SIX X Division Invitational Trophy
  3. Impact X Division Championship

Independent Wrestling Association Mid-South

  1. IWA Mid-South Light Heavyweight Championship
  2. Ted Petty Invitational

Israeli Pro Wrestling Association

  1. IPWA Heavyweight Championship

New Japan Pro-Wrestling

  1. Two times IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship
  2. Never Openweight 6-Man Tag Team Championship with Ricochet and Satoshi Kojima
  3. Super Jr.Tag Tournament with Ricochet

NWA Midwest

  1. Twice the NWA Midwest X Division Championship

Ohio Valley Wrestling

  1. OVW Heavyweight Championship

Pro Wrestling Fit

  1. PWF Lord Of the World Championship

Pro Wrestling Illustrated

  1. Ranked No.63 in the PWI 500 in 2009 and 2010

Ring of Honor

  1. ROH World Tag Team Championship with Christopher Daniels

Social Uncensored

  1. Match of the Year in 2016 with Ricochet and Will Ospreay vs. Adam Cole and The Young Bucks

World Wrestling Entertainment

  1. WWE Tag Team Championship with Kofi Kingston
  2. 2008 Slammy Award for Best Finishing Maneuver

Wrestling Observer Newsletter

  1. Best Flying Wrestler of 2008
  2. Best Wrestling Maneuver of 2008
  3. Most Underrated Wrestler of 2009

Personal Life of Evan Bourne

Evan Bourne has one younger brother who wrestlers under the ring name Mike Sydal and one older brother who does not wrestle. His parents were school teachers.

Bourne completed his study and got graduated with a bachelor’s degree in 2005. Korklan is a Jewish and resides in Clearwater, Florida.

On September 23, 2016, Bourne was arrested because of the smuggling of marijuana at the Kansai International Airport. He got prisoned for three years and was released on December 12.


Evan Bourne Net Worth

Evan Bourne is a successful professional wrestler with many career uplifts in his life. He has been to several wrestling promotions and won many important titles.

The total estimated net worth of Evan Bourne is around $1 Million – $5 Million.

Social Media Presence

Instagram: 168 K Followers

Twitter: 551.9 K Followers



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