Jay Briscoe, Mark's brother and member of the multi-titled tag team The Briscoes, passed away a few hours ago due to a tragic car accident. A tragic news shocks the world of professional wrestling, as All Elite Wrestling owner Tony Khan announced through his Twitter profile.
As also reported by the insider, Dave Meltzer, this incident seems to have taken the life of the athlete and another person involved. Tragic news that upsets the entire business landscape and the many colleagues Jay has had to deal with over the years.
In 2022 the Briscoes started a legendary feud with the FTR, against which they managed to win the final ROH couple titles after three acts concluded in the PPV Final Battle.
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 — Tony Khan (@TonyKhan) January 18, 2023
In the same year they also achieved other valuable goals, such as winning the Crockett Cup of the National Wrestling Alliance and the Impact Wrestling tag titles then lost at Slammiversary 20 against the Good Brothers. In addition to a total of thirteen pairs conquered together with his brother Mark, Jay Briscoe was also able to boast an extraordinary single career mainly linked to Ring of Honor.
In this, the two reigns as ROH maximum champion should be underlined, with the second of 286 days conquered against Michael Elgin at ROH All Star Extravaganza VI, with a series of glorious defenses with opponents like Mike Bennett, Tommaso Ciampa , Adam Cole, Matt Taven, Elgin himself, Samoa Joe at Supercard of Honor IX, Bobby Fish, only to be defeated at ROH Best in the World 2015 by Jay Lethal to become the holder of both the TV and world titles.
This tragic update has shocked our staff as well, most of them capable of recently admiring and discovering the talent of an extraordinary athlete. The writer has followed Jay Briscoe's deeds for long periods keeping well impressed the extraordinary No DQ match against Adam Cole of Final Battle 2014, the feud with the FTR, the Slammiversary segment with GB and American Most Wanted.
A piece of wrestling history and an extraordinary man are leaving, as confirmed by the many tweets from many colleagues.