The former owner of Ring of Honor Cary Silkin does not feel that the promotion has been represented well since being bought by AEW.
Ring of Honor has been one of the premier wrestling promotions outside WWE for 20 years. The COVID-19 pandemic was hard on a lot of companies, and ROH was no exception.
Following the Final Battle pay-per-view last year, the company was forced to go on a hiatus with the future in question. Earlier this year ROH was purchased by AEW President Tony Khan to continue its legacy.
Since then, ROH has been promoted on AEW television with the titles defended, but few ROH stars have been featured. Khan has yet to make stars of ROH staples of AEW, and ROH is yet to receive a TV deal.
Many have criticized Khan’s handling of ROH, but a prominent voice from the company’s past has given his two cents.
Does Cary Silkin Think Tony Khan Has Done ROH Justice?
While speaking on “Busted Open,” Silkin gave his thoughts on how his former product has been utilized thus far. Unfortunately, he feels disappointed with Khan’s handling of ROH and feels its best stars are undervalued.
“Maybe Tony Khan will hear this and not be happy with what I said,” said Silkin. “He’s got so many people there that he’s going to use contracted AEW guys as opposed to bringing in Dalton Castle regularly or bringing in a Matt Taven or whoever else. Hopefully some of these guys who are fringe but worthy wrestling talent like Taven, like Mike Bennett, other guys have signed with Impact already.”
Regarding Chris Jericho’s recent victory over Claudio Castagnoli for the ROH title, Silkin gave praise but was still disappointed.
“I would like to see the brand represented. Absolutely Chris Jericho brings more attention to the ROH letters, but, you know, he’s got Claudio there,” Silkin continued. “He’s got Bryan Danielson there, Jay Lethal who I feel has not been used to his best ability at all.” (H/T WrestlingInc.com)