The news of Jay Briscoe’s tragic death has shaken the wrestling community as Jay Briscoe Reportedly Died in a Car Accident.
Jay Briscoe Reportedly Died in a Car Accident.
Jay Briscoe, one of the best professional tag-team wrestlers in the world, has died at 38 years old.
The news was announced by AEW founder Tony Khan, who purchased Ring of Honor last March.
“Sadly, Jamin Pugh has passed away. Known to fans as Jay Briscoe, he was a star in ROH for over 20 years, from the first show until today,” Khan tweeted Tuesday night. “Jay and his brother Mark dominated ROH, reigning as champions to this day. We’ll do whatever we can to support his family. Rest In Peace Jamin.”
The NY Post reports Briscoe, whose real name is Jamin Pugh, was a longtime fixture in Ring of Honor.
Jay Briscoe was a wonderful human being and he loved his family so much. So much. He was so proud of them. Rest with God my friend.— DIJAK (@TBARRetribution) January 18, 2023
The Briscoes — Jay, and his brother Mark — are 13-time tag-team champions of the promotion, which included a present reign.
Jay — real name is Jamin “Jay” Pugh — joined ROH in 2002 and went on to form one of the greatest tag teams in the history of pro wrestling with his brother, Mark.
Heartbroken. I can't believe this.— Nick Aldis (@RealNickAldis) January 18, 2023
Jay Briscoe was the best, I don't know what else to say. Love & support to Mark and the family.
A lot of brothers & sisters are hurting tonight. 💔
Jay and Mark were tag team partners wrestling under the name “The Briscoe Brothers,” but Jay enjoyed success as a singles competitor, too — becoming the Ring of Honor world champion on two separate occasions.
Pro wresting insider Dave Meltzer reported the wrestling vet was involved in a car accident in Delaware.
One of the nicest, funniest, genuine and talented men I’ve ever met.— Josh Alexander (@Walking_Weapon) January 18, 2023
All we ever talked about was our families.
RIP Jay Briscoe
Jay and Mark were inducted into the Ring of Honor’s inaugural Hall of Fame class last year.
Jay’s contemporaries’ throughout the wrestling biz have already begun sharing condolences over the tragic loss.
The news of Jay Briscoe’s passing was met with an outpouring of grief from the wrestling community. Wrestling figures such as CM Punk, Malakai Black, Cash Wheeler, Britt Baker and other AEW stars expressed their sadness and shared heartfelt messages in honor of the late wrestler.
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