AEW started out with a roster of hungry, mostly unknown, talent. They have since added a lot of heavy hitters to the roster and guys like Joey Janela have to be wondering where their television time went.
Cary Silkin owned Ring of Honor during the promotion’s glory days. Silkin was in charge between 2004 and 2011. Cary has stayed with the company as an ambassador since it was sold to Sinclair Broadcasting. The wrestling business veteran has seen it all during his time in the industry.
Silkin recently had a backstage visit at All Elite Wrestling. There were good backstage vibes. Cary did mention that he believes several AEW wrestlers are starting to worry about their spots.
Cary Silkin spoke to The Wrestling Inc. Daily about his experience at AEW. Cary said with so much talent in the promotion, some members of the roster were starting to worry. The influx of new talent becoming available from WWE and Ring of Honor certainly won’t help.
“There are so many guys there, so many guys. I am not going to bring up any names, but there were guys that were flown in to do nothing. It was a very good vibe. But since I’ve been around the back for 20 years, wrestlers are always unconfident, worried about their spot. I could feel that going on. Certainly not with a Bryan Danielson or Hangman Page, but there’s just a lot of people there…
I don’t know where all those people are going to land. There’s just so much good talent. If we talk ROH for a second; [Matt] Taven, Dalton Castle, obviously The Briscoes, there are just so many names, Vincent, that have been working on their characters, Shane Taylor. These are solid people that if you or I were running a show, I think we’d want to have them.”
Cary Silkin said he was hopeful about the return of Ring of Honor. ROH took a hiatus to reorganize in the face of a changing wrestling landscape. The company recently announced that they are returning during WrestleMania weekend in the Dallas area for Supercard of Honor. ROH fans are excited to see what the company has in store.
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