Former ROH owner Cary Silkin and Ian Riccaboni are launching a podcast.
The show will be called Last Stop Penn Station – a reference to the train station under Madison Square Garden in New York – and feature stories about Silkin’s time working in the wrestling business, as well as the time he spent as a ticket broker.
For those unfamiliar, Cary Silkin became the sole owner of ROH in 2004. He sold the company in 2011 to its current owners Sinclair Broadcasting and is now in an “Ambassador” role.
Promotional material for the show states:
For the first time, Silkin will come clean on an exclusive weekly basis right here and no subject is off-limits. From his days as publisher of Lucha Libre De Puerto Rico (a San Juan-based wrestling magazine done all in Spanish); from his silent 2003 ROH partnership, sole ownership of the company from 2004 to 2011, and ultimate ambassadorship from 2012 to today upon selling the company to Sinclair Broadcasting, Silkin is a wealth of stories that only he can tell. The man is a wellspring of fascinating stories. From John Belushi to Mick Foley, from Jethro Tull to his Rave Review ticket agency, Silkin is imbued with the kind of rock’n’roll stories that cross all known boundaries.
When ROH branched out to cities across America, the U.K. and Japan; when ROH pioneered pay-per-views with a two-year run on HDNet; when ROH, in conjunction with New Japan, sold out Madison Square Garden within hours last year, it was Cary Silkin spearheading such progressively bold moves. From growing up a nice Jewish boy in Cranford, New Jersey to his dark drug-fueled underground days living and hustling in the French Quarter of New Orleans, every story is worth a telling.
Now you’ll hear them all.
We’re told the show will be released in 10 weekly-episode seasons, with the first episode dropping sometime in the next few weeks.
Watch the video announcement from Silkin and Riccaboni below.
It is coming soon!!!
Last Stop Penn Station
A new podcast with myself and @IanRiccaboni.
We talk about my stories hustling tickets on the character filled streets of NYC in the 80s my lifelong love affair with Wrestling,rock n roll and so much more!! pic.twitter.com/C50TV9zqdq
— Cary Silkin (@rohcary) January 3, 2020