In November 2011, Evan Bourne was suspended for 30 days after violating the WWE Wellness Policy for the first time. Although he was WWE Tag Team Champion at the time alongside Kofi Kingston, he was not stripped of the title before his month-long absence.
He wasn't as fortunate two months later, however, when he was suspended for a second time, meaning he would be out of action for at least 60 days. He and Kingston dropped the straps to Primo and Epico at a live event on January 15 and failed to regain the gold the next night on Raw when they invoked their rematch clause.
Bourne has yet to resurface on WWE television, as he suffered a serious injury prior almost immediately after his suspension expired that March. He is currently close to making a full recovery and should be back on television relatively soon.
From 2008 to 2011, Bourne was highly underutilized as a singles competitor, but it wasn't until he formed a tag team with Kingston that he really found his niche. Here, I will present five potential partners for Bourne upon his return to the ring.