Cary Silkin helped make Ring of Honor the top destination for up-and-coming wrestlers in the United States. The company would not exist if there was no Cary Silkin. Over the weekend, ROH chose to honor Silkin for his contributions to the promotion’s success.

On this week’s ROH TV, the inaugural Ring of Honor Hall of Fame class was honored. Classic clips of CM Punk, Bryan Danielson, the Briscoes, and Samoa Joa peppered the broadcast. In the end, commentator Ian Riccaboni presented Cary Silkin with a huge surprise.

Silkin was awarded the Ring of Honor Hall of Fame Legacy Award. That means the former owner of the company will be an official member of the first-ever ROH Hall of Fame class. Silkin was visibly moved by the gesture. ROH talked about the honor on their website.

“The inaugural ROH Hall of Fame class wouldn’t be complete without the inclusion of Cary Silkin. 

The former ROH owner and current ambassador has taken his rightful place in the ROH Hall of Fame as the first winner of the Legacy Award, which honors those who have made a significant contribution to ROH outside the ring.

Silkin was presented the award by ROH commentator Ian Riccaboni as a surprise at the end of the special Hall of Fame episode of Ring of Honor Wrestling that aired over the weekend.

Silkin joins Jay and Mark Briscoe, Bryan Danielson, Samoa Joe, and CM Punk as the first inductees into the ROH Hall of Fame.

To say that Silkin has made a significant contribution to ROH is a massive understatement. Quite simply, there would be no ROH today if not for him.

Silkin, who became a partner in ROH not long after its inception in 2002, bought the company outright in 2004. ROH experienced significant growth under Silkin’s ownership.”

Cary Silkin brought ROH to some of its greatest heights. The company was sold to Sinclair Broadcasting Group in 2011. Tony Khan recently purchased the company from Sinclair. Cary Silkin is the only reason any of it ever happened.

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Michael Perry

Michael Perry is a news contributor for Ringside News and Thirsty for News. Michael has an M.A. in Communication Technology from Point Park University in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA.

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