Ex-ROH Owner Cary Silkin Talks The Future, Locker-Room


Former ROH Owner Cary Silkin recently spoke to Monday Night Mayhem about selling the company and more. Here are the highlights…

The transition from being the owner of Ring of Honor to the company’s official ambassador and why, in hindsight, it was better for him to sell ROH to Sinclair Broadcasting: “There is an old expression, you can’t save your face and your ass at the same time. It was better for me to sell it (ROH) than not to sell it. With Sinclair, it was a long process just to get that point, and there has been growing pains as we know with the Sinclair company. Everything has to be worked out. For me personally, I’m happy to still be involved. I love Ring of Honor. I love pro wrestling. I like knowing that I worked for something, and I established and helped with something. I know when they write the book about pro wrestling, I know Ring of Honor will have a nice chapter in there.”

An update on the various technical issues that Ring of Honor has experienced during several of their recent iPPV’s, what is being done to correct them, and a personal message to the ROH fans: “I’m not going to make excuses for the problems that have happened. Nobody wants to have that, certainly not Ring of Honor, and certainly not the fans. It’s been a combination of a couple of bad breaks and a couple of mistakes. Everybody has been given restitution, but we don’t want it be that way. We want people to see the show. This upcoming one (Glory By Honor XI) is in a few weeks. We’re going into it to get everything right. We had some bad luck, and we had two that ran perfectly. This is the last thing we want, and we are going to keep doing it until we get it right. That’s the way it should be. I apologize to anyone who was inconvenienced.”

Why he believes the mantra of the Ring of Honor locker room has never changed, plus which two matches he thinks will specifically stand out at ROH’s forthcoming iPPV, “Glory By Honor XI”: “We want to give the people the best wrestling show they have ever seen on any given night, and that’s the attitude. Nobody that has ever worked for Ring of Honor ever just tries to get through the day and go home. With the card in Toronto, there’s so many good matches, and as a whole, with the energy on this card, it looks like it’s going to be really special. Look at Davey Richards vs. Jay Lethal. That match alone, that’s the match I’m looking forward to the most, as well has the new Tag Team Champions: Steve Corino and Jimmy Jacobs. Corino is like a cat with nine lives, and Jacobs, a long-time ROH star, is born anew. They’ve got the belts, and they are going to go against The Briscoes, who certainly want them back. That’s going to be a war.”

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