Fired ROH Booker Gabe Sapolsky Finally Breaks His Silence

Here is a blog post from former ROH booker Gabe Sapolsky:

I've had a little over three weeks to reflect, think about things and get out of the ROH bubble. It's funny how you don't realize you are in the bubble until you are out of it. It is actually amazing the conclusions you come to and the things that become clear about yourself and business once you are removed from a situation. I've come to a lot of realizations in the last few weeks. First of all, while I won't admit that I agree with the decision to dismiss me, now that I've thought about things I certainly can't disagree with it. There are several reasons for this all relating to me and my behavoir, but that is for another time if I ever decide to even publicly talk about it.

If I have learned one thing in life it is that nothing lasts forever. I have also always found that one thing in life leads to the next and everything happens for a reason.

Cary Silkin put a lot of faith and trust in me, more than I could ever hope or ask for. He deserves much more than a huge thank you from me, but it is all I can offer at this time. Cary is the man. I still have nothing but love for ROH and everyone there. It is full of hard-working, professional, intelligent people and the pro wrestling business needs what ROH offers. Most importantly, it is full of good people and that includes the entire office and the locker room. I am looking forward to seeing how the company grows and what direction it takes now. It is a fun time for ROH with everything so fresh and exciting.

I am going to try to stay at least a little relevant by blogging here. I might talk about why something was booked a certain way, maybe explain some of my theories or philosophies or who knows what else might come up. I certainly feel a lot more free and open to write and talk about things now. Right now, I have a couple of personal writing projects I'm working on. The first one is on the incredible baseball season I was able to experience over the summer (you can see some highlights in my pics). I don't know if I'll share this, but it will be fun to write.

I do want to take a moment and talk about the current ROH PPV "Driven" (hey I'm trying to break my shilling habit and it's not easy). First of all, I never hyped or shilled anything that I didn't believe in. My credibility is very important to me and the last thing I wanted was for someone to buy something and then say I overhyped it. It is/was extremely important for me for everyone to get more than their money's worth when they purchase something I was involved in. Maybe I did see things through rose colored glasses sometimes. Maybe my personal involvement in seeing what kind of work everyone put into a match or something made me like it that much more. I never said or wrote anything to mislead someone to buy a product that I didn't believe in though.

That said I just want to put over Kevin Steen, El Generico, Jimmy Jacobs and Tyler Black for the main event of the current PPV. This is one of my favorite matches in ROH history. It is now extra special for me because it meant that the final show I was involved with in Boston ended with a resounding bang. I saw Ric Flair vs. Lex Luger in that complex in 1989 and now was able to produce a great PPV from the same location. That is very special to me. Steen, Generico, Jacobs and Black deserve all the credit for putting together and executing what I believe is truly a perfect match. I have nothing to gain by plugging this. I'm not a shill for ROH anymore. I just want people to see it because these four deserve for it to be seen. Thanks guys for giving me that memory too.

On another note, I have read some criticism about the format of the PPV. Normally I would never respond to this, but hey I have nothing better to do now. However, this blog seems long enough. I'll be back in a few days or weeks or whenever to write about this. Thanks for reading!

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