More On Matt Sydal's Arrest In Japan, Sydal Was Reportedly "Set Up"

"Hardcore" Bob Holly and Japanese wrestling journalist Fumi Saito were the guests on Sean Waltman's X-Pac 1,2,360 show this week, which you can watch in the video above. On the show, Saito discussed Matt Sydal's legal situation. Sydal was arrested in late September after customs found liquid cannabis in a hidden pipe. He was convicted and sentenced to prison in mid-October.

Below are some highlights from Saito:

Fumi explains the most recent development on Matt:

"He was in jail for quite some time, over a month or so. It took them eight, nine weeks to have court set. There was finally court this week. He plead guilty right away. It was a rather simple court case procedure. The prosecutor wanted eighteen months in jail or three years probation... He's going to take the probation. That means next week he'll have a verdict, then he goes to the air port and goes home."

Fumi reveals that someone reported Matt to authorities:

"It was his thirtieth trip to Japan, and they didn't think it was the first time he brought something in... The reason he got caught this time though, this is where things get really mysterious and tricky, Japanese customs in Osaka were informed by somebody that [Sydal] is bringing in certain things."

The setup was acknowledged in court, according to Fumi:

"It was mentioned in the court too, that customs was informed by somebody, they're not saying who, but that [Sydal] from America is bringing in certain things on certain dates. They knew it."

Fumi on what's next for Matt:

"He's out on bail now and then the verdict is coming this coming Monday. They'll give him three years probation, no jail time, nothing, he's going home that day."


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