Pro Wrestlers and Wrestling Fans Unite To Pay Homage to Joe Briscoe After Learning About His Untimely Death

Rishabh Singh
|Published 18/01/2023

The world of wrestling was taken aback and deeply saddened to learn about the shocking passing of Jamin Pugh, aka, Jay Briscoe, on January 17th. According to reports, the cause of death was a car accident. Briscoe departed at the young age of 38. For years, Briscoe and his brother Mark were known for their contribution to the Ring of Honor. Aside from that, Jay also worked for other wrestling promotions such as Impact Wrestling, Pro Wrestling NOAH, NJPW, GCW, and CZW. The former two-time ROH World Champion’s death was first announced by AEW president Tony Khan. 

Besides holding the big strap twice, Briscoe was one-half of the ROH World Tag Team Champions in his 13th reign with his brother. Reports stated that two people died in the car collision in Laurel, Maryland. Unfortunately, his daughters were also traveling with him at the time, and one of them is reportedly in critical condition. 

The wrestling world unites to mourn the death of Jay Briscoe

Moments after Tony Khan announced Jay Briscoe’s tragic passing, wrestling fans and wrestlers were left shell-shocked. Various wrestling promotions shared their condolences for the untimely death of the ROH veteran. Several WWE superstars such as Ricochet, Hurricane Helms, and more expressed their grief at his passing.

WWE Chief Content Officer Triple H also paid tribute to the departed soul on his social media. On the recent edition of NXT, Booker T and Vic Joseph addressed his death on TV and paid tribute to Jay Briscoe.


Wrestling fans react to Jay Briscoe’s Untimely Death

Although Jay Briscoe never wrestled for WWE, he was still widely revered in the wrestling world for his illustrious career. After learning about the unfortunate event, wrestling fans were disheartened. Much like wrestlers and wrestling promotions, wrestling fans were at a loss for words and in disbelief. Even though Jay did not have the chance to wrestle for the largest wrestling promotion, he was regarded as a wrestling legend at 38 years old.

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Rishabh Singh

Rishabh Singh

Rishabh has been a pro wrestling aficionado for two decades. As a gullible seven-year-old kid he believed that his dad could only be defeated by The Undertaker. His love for pro wrestling is visible in his writing. Over the years, he took inspiration from his favorite wrestling icons and adopted fitness lifestyle. He is a big proponent of exercise. Besides that, he is a movement coach, a Steelmaceflow artist, and a Krav Maga instructor.

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