Cary Silkin talks about ROH having a rough 2019

Feb 1, 2020 - by Steve Gerweck

“Going back to the beginning of 2019, we lost seven guys simultaneously. We know who those guys were. Then we had the MSG show which, for me, was the thrill of a lifetime. Some people tear it up and say the New Japan stuff was good and the ROH stuff could have been better. All I know was that I was in Madison Square Garden. Following that we just went into a slump. AEW came out. NXT was competing against them and ROH was in a slump. The wrestling’s still okay but I’ve experienced these slumps prior. In September of 2009 we simultaneously lost Bryan and Nigel at the Hammerstein. If that wasn’t going to kill us, then I don’t know what would. That was the show Jim Cornette came back and we also brought back two-time champion Homicide. Then Tyler really elevated. Davey Richard, Eddie Edwards – so I’ve been through this before. To bring it back to 2019-20, we were just in one of those slumps. But with the turn of the decade, things are looking better. Our relationship with New Japan is well. We’re working with Dave Lagana and Billy Corgan with NWA again. Right now, the stock is going up and the stock in wrestling, in general, is going up.”

source: ROH

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