Jay Briscoe’s tragic death in a car accident
It is with a heavy heart that we mourn the passing of Jamin Pugh, known to wrestling fans around the world as Jay Briscoe. The 38-year-old Ring of Honor wrestler tragically lost his life in a car accident in Delaware on Tuesday.
Jay and Mark Briscoe’s dominance in Ring of Honor
Jay and his brother Mark were synonymous with Ring of Honor, where they had been wrestling together for over 20 years. The Briscoe brothers formed one of the most successful tag teams in the world, dominating the Ring of Honor scene and holding the ROH Tag Team Championship 13 times.
Jay Briscoe’s career highlights and championships
Jay was also a former two-time Ring of Honor World Champion and held the ROH World Six-Man Tag Team Championship twice. Outside of ROH, the Briscoes held the IWGP Tag Team Championship in NJPW and the Impact World Tag Team Championship. In 2022, The Briscoes were inducted into the ROH Hall of Fame.
The Briscoes had a series of three matches for the ROH Tag Team Championship against FTR, the first being at Supercard of Honor in April. The last match in the series was the acclaimed Double Dog Collar match at Final Battle in December.
Tributes from the wrestling community
AEW CEO and Ring of Honor owner Tony Khan announced the tragic news on Twitter, writing: “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. 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.”
Ring of Honor also tweeted: “It is with a heavy heart that we mourn the tragic passing of Jamin Pugh, known to wrestling fans around the world as Jay Briscoe. Our thoughts are with his family, his friends, and his fans.”
Wrestlers from ROH, AEW, WWE, and beyond have paid tribute to Jay on social media. WWE also paid tribute to Jay during their live broadcast of NXT on Tuesday evening.
Condolences to Jay Briscoe’s family and friends.
Jay was an incredibly talented wrestler and a beloved figure in the wrestling community. He will be deeply missed by his family, friends, and fans. We send our condolences to the family and friends of Jamin Pugh at this difficult time.
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