Protein Powder or not, Michael Elgin’s story is a strange one.
It was reported by Bodyslam’s own Cassidy Haynes that Michael Elgin was arrested in Japan for allegedly stealing protein powder. Michael Elgin went on to refute this in a series of social media post, despite missing two NOAH shows and disappearing. But now, on the latest Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer noted that something is going on with Michael Elgin, he just isn’t sure what.
What I do know that I didn’t know yesterday, there was an incident at the gym. I don’t know what the incident is, but there was something at the gym. I don’t believe it was stealing protein powder, but I can’t say that 100%, but I’m pretty sure it wasn’t. The police came. He was, evidently detained and let go and NOAH for a day, he was not in contact with NOAH for a certain period of time, for a day, and missed one show, and then they found out and they unbooked him and that is kind of the story. But, he was not arrested, you know, or anything like that. Not charged with anything, but whatever it is that actually happened is still being kept quiet, so it’s probably something… Whatever it is, it’s not something that they want out, that anyone wants out. His argument about the stealing protein powder is that that would be the stupidest thing to do because the dojo has protein powder. The one thing he would not be in need of is protein powder, but there is something that happened in the gym, and that much we know.– Dave Meltzer via WOR
What really happened with Michael Elgin? It seems like we’re being kept in the dark, but maybe it’ll eventually come to light, that is if he wasn’t actually stealing protein powder, which is still up in the air.
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