Matt Sydal Injured, Leaves Match Early At EVOLVE 139

Matt Sydal could not continue in his match at EVOLVE 139.

Matt Sydal

Matt Sydal sustained an injury during an EVOLVE show last night. It was Sydal’s first match with EVOLVE since 2014 and his first match wrestling as Evan Bourne since leaving WWE in 2013. According to reports from fans in attendance, Sydal went to the back just 2 minutes into his match against Leon Ruff and did not return.

It is being reported that Ruff may have landed on Sydal awkwardly and Sydal went to the back after experiencing numbness.

According to a report from PW Insider, Sydal fears he may have suffered a neck injury during the match, though this has not been confirmed.

Matt Sydal Championship Statistics

36-year-old Matt Sydal is a 19-year pro having originally trained with Gateway Championship Wrestling. He’s won championships with several major wrestling promotions including WWE, ROH, Impact, and NJPW.

Title History:

  • WWE Tag Team Champion (1x) w/Kofi Kingston
  • ROH World Tag Team Champion (1x) w/Christopher Daniels
  • 1x OVW Heavyweight Champion
  • 2x IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Tag Team Champion w/ Ricochet
  • 1x NEVER Openweight 6-Man Tag Team Championship w/Ricochet and Satoshi Kojima
  • 1x Impact X-Division Champion

Sydal left Impact Wrestling in January of this year. He is a former X-Division and Grand Champion in the promotion.