ROH wrestling legend Jay Briscoe dies in car crash at age 38


Ring of Honor wrestling legend Jay Briscoe

Jay Briscoe is considered one of the greatest tag wrestlers of all time (Photo: AEW)

Ring of Honor legend Jay Briscoe has died in a car crash at the age of 38.

A pioneer of tag team wrestling and the current ROH World Tag Team Champions as one half of the Briscoe Brothers along with his brother Mark, he won his 13th title at Final Battle last month.

ROH and All Elite Wrestling (AEW) President Tony Kahn confirmed the news, tweeting, “Sadly Jammin Pugh has passed away. From the show to today, he’s been an ROH star for over 20 years.

Jay and his brother Mark dominated ROH and are reigning champions to this day. We will do everything we can to support his family. Rest in peace.

A fatal crash occurred in Laurel around 5:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday, and one other person was killed in the crash, according to Delaware State Police.

Wrestling stars have mourned Briscoe’s death, including WWE boss Triple H.

Briscoe Brothers - Jay and Mark Briscoe - AEW and ROH show Final Battle against FTR duo Cash Wheeler and Dax Harwood

The Briscoe Brothers faced FTR in last month’s ROH Final Battle (Photo: AEW)

He tweeted: “A fantastic performer who has created a deep connection with wrestling fans around the world. My condolences to the family and friends of Jay Briscoe.

WWE commentator Vic Joseph confirmed his passing in NXT this week and sent the company’s condolences to the Briscoe family.

“It is with great sadness that we mourn the tragic loss of Jammin Pugh, better known to wrestling fans around the world as Jay Briscoe,” ROH said in a statement. With his friends and his fans.”

WWE Champion The Usos tweeted, “Cheers to my buddy Jay Briscoe. My condolences to the family. Good night in paradise 🙏”

Cash Wheeler, who fought Briscoe in the modern classic trilogy alongside FTR teammate Dax Hardwood, added: i don’t have the words Rest in peace Jay.

WWE’s Sami Zayn, who has known the Briscoe Brothers since his ROH days, said, “There are no words to express my grief adequately right now. I love Jay & Mark Briscoe. I always have.

“Without them, I wouldn’t be here. I’m so lucky to have shared a ring with Jay Briscoe and shared so many laughs, and so sad to know neither will ever happen again.” ripping my friend.

Briscoe joined ROH in 2002 and formed a tag team with his brother to become one of the greatest duos in wrestling history.

They were inducted into the Ring of Honor’s first Hall of Fame class in 2022 and have also enjoyed successful singles stars, becoming two-time ROH World Champions.

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