Cary Silkin presented with Legacy Award for the ROH Hall of Fame

Originally published at Cary Silkin presented with Legacy Award for the ROH Hall of Fame

Cary Silkin was honored as part of Ring of Honor’s inaugural Hall of Fame class.

Silkin was presented with the Legacy Award as part of the first Hall of Fame class that recognizes significant contributions to the promotion outside of the ring.

Silkin was an early investor for Ring of Honor and bought it outright in 2004 after the departure of co-founder Rob Feinstein, who started the company with Gabe Sapolsky and Doug Gentry.

Silkin has stated that Ring of Honor never made money but he was a long-time follower of the industry and kept the lights on the promotion provided a stage for many future stars. It is not hyperbole to state that several future stars may have given up on their dreams, or had dramatically different paths in their career if not for Silkin, and is the reason so many from the era hold Silkin in high regard.

In 2011, he sold the company to Sinclair Broadcasting but remained as an ambassador for the group and could always be seen sitting ringside at the major shows.

On this weekend’s Hall of Fame episode, he was presented with the award by Ian Riccaboni and recognized for his contributions.

Silkin is in the process of writing a book covering his life experiences including professional wrestling.

Silkin joins The Briscoes, Bryan Danielson, Samoa Joe, and CM Punk in the inaugural Hall of Fame class.

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Very nice that they included Cary Silkin in this.

Now the bad news: I just skimmed through the Hall of Fame show on ROH’s site. There were no messages by any of the inductees, just the highlight videos that aired at the start of each of their specific episodes, followed by condensed clips of matches from their careers.

Ian Riccaboni sharing the studio setting with Cary through most of the show and presenting the Legacy Award to him at the end were the only person-to-person moments.