Matt Sydal is finally back in the United States after serving time in a Japanese jail after being arrested on 9/23 for possession of liquid cannabis. Japan has very strict laws on drugs (including marijuana) so that would likely mean that he would not be allowed to enter the country again, thus ending his run with New Japan Pro Wrestling.
As noted before here on the site, Sydal was in a really bad car wreck a few years ago that destroyed his ankle so I hope people give him some slack. Was it wise to travel overseas with cannabis on your possession? Not really, but you can’t fault the guy for doing what he can to keep his pain manageable.
Sydal posted the following on twitter:
— Matt Sydal (@findevan) December 12, 2016