This is the interview he is referring to: http://www.si.com/extra-mustard/2016/03 ... -interviewSo I debated all day about even selling for this or making any comments because I put all of this behind me many, many years ago but it was brought to my attention today by at least a dozen of you that Joe Koff from ROH did a interview in Sports Illustrated and never acknowledged Doug Gentry, Gabriel Sapolsky or myself. In fact the article said ROH was created in 2004 and co-founded by Cary Silken. The true wrestling fans know the truth and there is NO HONOR in lying to the wrestling fans or insulting their intelligence. The TRUTH is ROH was founded by myself in 2002. Doug Gentry ,Gabriel Sapolsky, and myself as a group created all the magic for the first two years. Cary Silken was NEVER a co-founder because he was not even brought into my company until a year after it started when I needed more funding. Cary actually attended early ROH shows as a fan. Cary Silken had ZERO input in anything to do with the creative process during his time in ROH when he was my financial backer period and his ideas at the time had nothing to do with our product. They were so off base and he was just a wrestling fan that grew up in the 70's and his ideas NEVER fit our product and that is not knocking him just telling you the facts. The most creative thing he did was sign his name on the checks and deposit large sums of money into my bank account when he became my partner and a minority share holder. When myself and Doug exited from the company Gabe remained the creative force behind the company until his exit. The definition of a co-founder is someone who was there from day one and Cary was not involved as a backer until a year after the company was running shows. So in the future you should say he was the companies financial backer who started in 2003. I am happy he is still there as the good will ambassador because he deserves it. As Will Smith in Concussion says, "Tell the Truth, Tell the Truth"
For a business guy Joe Koff isn't very good at math. They just celebrated their 14th anniversary, yet started in 2004?
From SI, and I quote
On this matter, I have to side with :rf: because no matter what your opinion on him the fact that they (ROH/SI) are falsifying history is nothing short of shame and outrage. It is just like WWE listing the Royal Rumble winners and not including Chris Benoit on that listKoff also serves as the vice president of training and development with the Sinclair Broadcast Group, which is Ring of Honor’s parent company. He has run Ring of Honor as the COO since 2011, replacing Cary Silkin–who was a co-founder and creator of the company in 2004.
“Cary Silkin is the reason why Ring of Honor is successful from a foundational standpoint,” explained Koff. “Nothing has really changed other than the business support from when Cary supported and ran this company. The talent is the same, the spirit is the same, the authenticity is the same, but we have a more stable platform. I’m not part of the story line, and I’ll never become part of the story. It’s Cary’s story, and he is our ambassador now. He is synonymous with Ring of Honor the product, and I never want to lose that.”