Evan Bourne On How WWE Treated Him Before His Release, If He Would Return

Former WWE Superstar Evan Bourne recently spoke to Scott Fishman of The Miami Herald about his car wreck in 2012, whether or not he has hard feelings over his WWE release and more.

Below are highlights of the interview.

On working a NXT event in 2013, which helped him get cleared to return after breaking his foot in a 2012 car wreck: “They wanted to make sure I was completely healthy, which basically required a dry run. I was able to wrestle a fun match and got good reviews on it and got cleared to wrestle. From that point on I was focused on my rehab. I still didn’t feel as comfortable as I should on my foot. I felt like I was a step behind. I did in-ring work after that. I worked out at the NXT school in Orlando. That basically led me to the next year.”

On his thoughts about his WWE release: “WWE was pretty wonderful to me because I was able to rehab my foot 100 percent before I was released. So they released the healthiest, the best, physically and mentally fit Matt into the world of wrestling. They were able to make it so during the time I couldn’t have worked at all they would take care of me. They were providing a great support system. Then after I got fired I was healthy and ready to rock. Honestly, I missed wrestling. So if they weren’t going to use me or have anything for me, it was the nice thing to let me go. Sure, I would have loved to stay, but change is always a good thing.”

Check out the complete interview at MiamiHerald.com.


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