Matthew "Matt" Joseph Korklan is an American professional wrestler who works for WWE under the ring name Evan Bourne.Before signing with WWE, Korklan wrestled as Matt Sydal on the independent circuit, for promotions such as NWA Midwest, IWA-Mid South, Ring of Honor and Dragon Gate. He wrestled for the short-lived Wrestling Society X and was featured in Total Nonstop Action Wrestling's early pay-per-view events. He is known for his high flying, lucha libre-inspired style of wrestling.Professional wrestling careerTraining and independent circuit (2000–2007)Korklan was on his high school wrestling team. While a senior in high school, Korklan began training with the St. Louis, Missouri-based Gateway Championship Wrestling (GCW) promotion. After three months of training, Korklan began wrestling for GCW on October 20, 2000, becoming the first person under the age of 18 to receive a wrestler's license in Missouri. Prior to this, Korklan had briefly wrestled as Lance Sydal in the backyard wrestling promotion, Saint Peters Wrestling Organization.