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Matt Sydal On What Attracted Him To AEW

Matt Sydal

Matt Sydal has explained what he found so appealing about All Elite Wrestling that led to him joining the company at All Out 2020.

The former WWE Tag Team Champion was speaking on the ‘All Real Wrestling‘ podcast when he discussed what led to him joining AEW and how he feels it resembles another company that he worked for previously.

Sydal stated:

“The guys that came out of PWG eventually started the company AEW and I mean it just goes to show. It took a little long for somebody to capitalize on it. But I mean they’ve been putting their hearts into some really incredible work for some time. It’s just a matter of time before somebody wanted to utilize that and make it a giant international destination instead of just receive a little American Legion Hall.”

“I always feel like what AEW is going for is the PWG spirit. That mentality is sort of the heart, is in the right place. I believe in what they do and there’s a lot of good wrestling and I love being in AEW. And there’s definitely benefits to being with these companies that are taking care of the wrestlers during this time.”

Pro Wrestling Guerilla [PWG] has been a mainstay of the Californian wrestling scene since 2003. At their very first show, the main event would see current WWE Superstars AJ Styles and Samoa Joe square off. A veritable who’s who of wrestling have had matches at the American Legion Hall in Reseda, California – the company’s spiritual home until it was sold in 2018.

Current AEW World Tag Team Champions and EVPs, The Young Bucks have a record-breaking four runs as PWG Tag Team Champions. Matt Sydal has wrestled for PWG on and off since 2006. During his time there he has faced current AEW stars including Scorpio Sky, Kenny Omega, Trent, Rey Fenix, and Pentagon.

Sydal also discussed his famous mid-air RKO from Randy Orton and why he’d do the move again.

Credit: All Real Wrestling

h/t Wrestling Inc. for the transcription