Matt Sydal (better known as Evan Bourne in WWE) and former WWE Champ Randy Orton put on one of the craziest spots in WWE history when the pair shared the ring together. Once Sydal attempted to go “Air Bourne,” Orton popped up off the canvas quickly to deliver what is known today as an “RKO Outta Nowhere” and sent the WWE Universe into a frenzy. It was this spot in particular that really kicked off the “RKO Outta Nowhere” movement, and Sydal recently spoke to Sportskeeda to talk about the iconic moment:
“The hardest thing to do in wrestling is that every time you show up, there’s just a ring with three ropes, turnbuckles on each side, it’s extremely hard to do something to surprise and shock the fans” Sydal recalled.
“So, I can’t tell you the mentality behind the stuff, because that’s thousands of hours manifested into one moment, maybe in the shower or driving down the road that the idea comes and the genius strikes and sometimes, it happens moments before you go to the ring.”
“I’m glad I got to do the spot with Randy Orton because we started a sensation called ‘Outta Nowhere’ and people love it when that happens. However, I do hate taking a belly flop on the shooter, it is really painful and yeah, it’s a sore spot but I’m glad people enjoy it. Once the art is made, it’s up to the fans to enjoy the fruits of my labor.”
You can check out Sydal’s full interview with Sportskeeda by clicking this link here.