Jay Briscoe has died aged 38.
Ring of Honor wrestling icon, Jay Briscoe, passed away at the age of 38 in a devastating car accident on Tuesday, January 17th, 2023. At the time of his death, Jay was one half of the ROH World Tag Team Champions with his brother Mark.
The wrestling community is in mourning as tributes pour in for the late wrestling legend. ROH and AEW boss, Tony Khan, confirmed the news with a statement on Twitter, expressing his condolences for the passing of Jay Briscoe, also known as Jamin Pugh.
Wrestling legend Jay Briscoe, known to fans as Jay Briscoe, passed away in a car accident on January 17th, 2023. He was a prominent star in Ring of Honor (ROH) for over 20 years, leaving a lasting impact on the industry. Jay and his brother Mark dominated ROH, reigning as champions to this day. The wrestling community is mourning the loss of Jay Briscoe, and tributes have been pouring in from fans and fellow wrestlers alike.
As reported by Delaware State Police, the fatal crash occurred in Laurel, Delaware at around 5:30 pm EST, with one other person also losing their life in the collision.
Stars from WWE, AEW, and beyond have paid tribute to Briscoe, including WWE boss Paul ‘Triple H’ Levesque, who wrote on Twitter: “An incredible performer who created a deep connection with wrestling fans across the globe. My condolences to the family and friends of Jay Briscoe.”
WWE has been retweeting tributes from its performers, including one from ‘SmackDown’ star Sami Zayn, who said: “I don’t have the words right now to properly convey my sorrow. I love Jay [and] Mark Briscoe. Always have. I wouldn’t be here without them.”
Jay Briscoe joined ROH in 2002 and formed a tag team with his brother Mark, becoming one of the greatest duos in wrestling history. Last year, they were inducted into the Ring of Honor Hall of Fame. Jay also enjoyed success as a singles star and became the ROH world champion on two occasions. ROH and the wrestling community will continue to support Jay’s family during this difficult time. Rest in peace Jay Briscoe (Jamin Pugh).