He might be gone for a bit. Wrestlers are larger than life characters who are able to do all kinds of things that will blow your mind on a regular basis. It takes some special talents to make that work, but at the same time, the wrestlers you are still seeing are humans. That means you are going to see them make mistakes, and now that might be the case again with a pretty serious situation.
Pro Wrestling NOAH in Japan has announced that former Ring Of Honor World Champion Michael Elgin has been arrested, resulting in him being pulled from upcoming cards. According to Cassidy Haynes of Bodyslam.net, Elgin was arrested for theft of protein powder and could face up to five years in prison. There is a chance that a deal could be made to allow Elgin to avoid jail time by having him leave Japan, as was the case with Matt Sydal in 2016.
[7.10 Shizuoka – Notice of wrestler absence & change of match card]
Michael Elgin, who was scheduled to participate in the Shizuoka event on Sunday, July 10, will be absent following the event on the 9th. For this reason, some of the matches will be changed.#noah_ghc pic.twitter.com/0PsduQfqmv
— Pro Wrestling NOAH Global (@noahglobal) July 9, 2022
Opinion: I would really like to believe that there is more to this than a professional wrestler who is working regularly stealing protein powder. That is the kind of thing that sounds so ridiculous that it almost has to have something else to it. I’m not sure that is the case though and that is rather hard to fathom. Hopefully there are some more details about this, as it could be a heck of a bad decision from Elgin.
What could this mean for Elgin? Where could you see him wrestle? Let us know in the comments below.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 60,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 6,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books.
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