Inside the third-eye.
Formerly known as "Evan Bourne", since departing from the WWE Matt Sydal has found his inner peace and developed a persona that is much more in tune with who he is in the real world. The calm and zen side of the former IMPACT X Division Champion is shown whenever he is featured on IMPACT TV. Sydal was present at Media Con in Manchester a few weeks ago and IMPACT held a live show there that was broadcast on Twitch TV. While Sydal was in England, he sat down with Cultaholic for an interview and as the conversation rolled on between the two parties, Sydal was asked about his character development, finding himself and how being in IMPACT has allowed him to rid of the self-imposed boundaries that were preventing him from expanding as a character and as wrestler.
“Well, is it something I had to learn over time? Of course. I really… in my younger days, felt like most people do where you’re young and you don’t know enough so you shouldn’t really be talking about anything - you should just be continuing to grow and learn, and now I feel like I’ve turned a corner where I do have a lot to say - I’ve got a lot to get off my chest and just like you when you feel that pressure its like do you rise to the occasion or are you going to sit back and sink down? No, it's your opportunity and what IMPACT has provided me with is an opportunity and a platform to remove all the boundaries and limitations that have been self-imposed, and just let it ride." Sydal continued, "For example, the first time I did an in-ring promo, there was no rehearsal, there was no script written. I went right to the ring, grabbed a microphone and talked to Brian Cage straight from here [the heart] and anytime I was wrestling from here [the mind] or working from here [the mind], it didn’t do me any good. When it comes from here [ the heart], it's organic, it's instantaneous and people get it.”
On IMPACT TV, Sydal has seemingly kick-started a friendship with Rich Swann after the tension between the two of them was beginning to pick up. On the latest edition of IMPACT, Sydal stated to Swann that he wants to form a team with him and for more on that, head over to Fightful's coverage article of the September 20th edition of IMPACT Wrestling.
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