Tony Khan, the CEO of Ring of Honor, said that professional wrestler Jay Briscoe has died. Briscoe was best known as one half of the tag team, The Briscoe Brothers. He was 38.
A wrestling champion has died.
Tony Khan, the CEO of Ring of Honor, said that Jay Briscoe, who wrestled for the organization with his younger brother Mark Briscoe, died at 38.
In a tweet on January 17, Khan said that Jay’s birth name, Jamin Pugh, had passed away. Fans knew him as Jay Briscoe; from the first show until now, he was a star in ROH.
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Khan said, “Jay and his brother Mark were the best in ROH and are still champions. We’ll help his family in any way we can. Jamin, rest in peace.”
No reason for death has been given.
The Briscoe Brothers were the first to be inducted into the Ring of Honor Hall of Fame. The news of Jay’s death comes almost a year after that. Jay and his brother have been wrestling with the group since they were teenagers. At their induction, Jay said that he and his brother were “humbled” by the honor.
“All we’ve ever wanted were big fights,” he tweeted in January 2022, “and we’ve been lucky to work for a company for 20 years that has given us that chance.”
During Jay’s wrestling career, he and Mark won 13 Ring of Honor tag team titles, including the current one. He also won two ROH world titles as a singles wrestler.
After hearing about his death, many big names in wrestling took to Twitter to share their sadness.
I knew something about him…
His family was all that he had, “Cody Rhodes, a WWE wrestler, wrote this. “I wish them all the love in the world tonight.”
The Impact Wrestling star Frankie Kazarian said hearing about Jay’s sudden death made him feel “sick to my stomach.” “I can’t even think about this right now,” he wrote on Twitter. “Jay Briscoe was a great friend in every way. His desire. His drive. His being there. Our fights inside the ring. Above all else, how much he loved his family.”
All Elite Wrestling’s Danhausen also said wrestling with Jay was an “absolute privilege.” He said, “He was one of the best wrestlers ever, and he was always so nice and helpful to everyone.”