Former WWE performer Matt Sydal (aka Evan Bourne) recently appeared as a guest on Sean Waltman's X-Pac 12360 Podcast for an in-depth interview. Below are some of the highlights.
On the similarities and differences between WWE and WSX (Wrestling Society X):
"At WSX I think I was very much trying to figure it out on my own and we were creating our own style and our own thing. I can only speak for myself, I was not trying to be anything. I was not trying to be like anyone else. I was not trying to do what anyone else was doing. I was doing my own thing. I was creating content that I had in my head and I was making it in the ring and WSX was giving me an opportunity, an uninhibited opportunity, to create and manufacture my vision for wrestling for other people. When I was working for WWE I felt like I was trying to make someone else's vision happen instead of my own. And I think that's where I became less true to myself and I think it showed in my work."
On his stint with Impact Wrestling:
"I was there as a very, very, very young man and I got a lot of learning experience doing some great work on Explosion and handicap matches against Abyss. I had a great experience with TNA but I didn't have any real impetus or drive to go there... I didn't feel like it was as big of a leap as taking a chance on WWE and that's what I went with and I am very glad I made that choice."