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Cary Silkin receives first-ever ROH Hall of Fame Legacy Award

Silkin owned ROH from 2004-2011.

Former Ring of Honor owner Cary Silkin has been honored as part of the promotion's inaugural Hall of Fame class.

On a special Hall of Fame edition of ROH TV that premiered over the weekend, Silkin was presented with the first-ever ROH Hall of Fame Legacy Award. The award will be known as the Cary Silkin Legacy Award going forward.

The award "honors those who have made a significant contribution to ROH outside the ring."

The inaugural ROH Hall of Fame class also features The Briscoes (Jay & Mark Briscoe), Bryan Danielson, Samoa Joe, and CM Punk.

Silkin was initially an investor in ROH and then owned the company from 2004-2011, when it was bought by Sinclair Broadcast Group. It was announced last week that Sinclair Broadcast Group has sold the promotion to AEW's Tony Khan.

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

Silkin is currently an ROH ambassador and has presented the ROH World Championship to the winner whenever there's a title change.