Matt Sydal’s contract with IMPACT Wrestling ended on January 1st, 2019, according to Dave Meltzer on a recent edition of The Wrestling Observer Radio Program.
Meltzer reports that Sydal is now a free agent and has contract offers from both All Elite Wrestling & WWE. There is apparently no word yet on IMPACT Wrestling coming to terms on a new contract with Sydal.
As previously reported, Matt Sydal was taken out of The Warrior Wrestling Event earlier this month due to a knee injury. Sydal announced that he scheduled a knee surgery to repair some torn cartilage, however, Sydal later tweeted out that the original date of the surgery was postponed because of insurance issues. In another tweet, Sydal noted that he should be back in the ring by March or April.
Sydal has seen success in wrestling promotions all around the world, including The WWE. In 2007, Sydal introduced himself as “Evan Bourne” and showed off his impressive high-flying offense to The WWE Universe. He teamed up with Kofi Kingston in 2011 and “Air Boom” would eventually become WWE Tag Team Champions. Sydal also won Championship gold in New Japan Pro Wrestling, where he is a two-time IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champion and a one-time NEVER Openweight 6-Man Tag Team Champion. In IMPACT Wrestling, he is a former IMPACT Wrestling Grand Champion & IMPACT Wrestling X-Division Champion.
I’m having surgery next Thursday to repair torn cartilage in my knee. I should be able to return to the ring by March or April. I’ll be teaching wrestling online, and at the @WWNLive training center throughout. Reach out to [email protected] with questions. ???????
— Matt Sydal (@findevan) January 17, 2019
Hey guys! My surgery was postponed due to insurance issues. The Doc rescheduled me for next week, but we are still waiting for insurance paperwork to get resolved. Much respect and appreciation for the doctors and nurses navigating these waters, advocating for patients.
— Matt Sydal (@findevan) January 24, 2019