Cary Silkin On Tony Khan’s ROH: ‘It’s Not Gelled Together Properly’

In April 2019, I was honored to cover the first non-WWE event at Madison Square Garden in decades: G1 Supercard. The historic event saw the stars of Ring of Honor and New Japan Pro-Wrestling descend on the legendary venue to present a once-in-a-lifetime show. It was a fun event even though some top ROH talent, The Elite, were not a part of it, as they had just left to form All Elite Wrestling.

In a new interview with Ad Free Shows’ Insiders, former Ring of Honor owner Cary Silkin, a native New Yorker, was asked to reflect on that big night.

“That was my, for me, that was my greatest moment,” Silkin said. “Which would lead to, you know, Tony Khan buying the company, and it’s still alive today, but it’s; it doesn’t have; even in the worst times of my Ring of Honor, even in the worst times at the Sinclair Ring of Honor, there was like, we’re all in this together kind of, you know, it was a family.

“The fans were family, and I like Tony Khan, and he’s a good guy, and he’s got so much on his plate that I just think the current Ring of Honor, sort of, it’s, I can’t come up with the right words, and maybe I’m sour grapes a little. But it’s, uh, it’s not gelled together properly.”

This past Wednesday night on AEW Dynamite, Samoa Joe successfully defended his ROH TV title against Keith Lee. Following the match, Joe declared that as the longest-reigning ROH TV champion of all time, he had nothing left to prove with the title. He then placed the belt in the middle of the ring, vacating it, before declaring he was gunning for MJF and the AEW World Championship.

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