Mark Briscoe makes his AEW debut Wednesday night in a special fight honoring brother Jay following the wrestler’s tragic death
MARK BRISCOE will make his All Elite wrestling debut Wednesday night in a special fight honoring his brother.
Briscoe’s older sibling and fellow wrestler Jay tragically died in a car accident last week.
The brothers often teamed up in the ring, celebrating their 13th reign as Ring of Honor Tag Team Champions in Jay’s most recent social media post.
Now, AEW will be hosting a special showdown on Wednesday, Jay’s 39th birthday.
His brother Mark will wrestle Jay Lethal on Dynamite – a match desired by both men to celebrate the former wrestler.
Delaware father-of-seven Briscoe was initially banned from performing on AEW, but the decision to honor his brother was flipped.
Jay, real name Jamin Pugh, was a longtime rival and friend of Lethal.
AEW owner Tony Khan – who also has the Jacksonville Jaguars and Fulham in his portfolio – tweeted to reveal plans for the special event commemorating the Ring of Honor star.
It was Khan who also took to social media to confirm the horrific news of Briscoe’s death.
He tweeted: “Sadly Jamin Pugh passed away.
“Known to fans as Jay Briscoe, he has been a star on ROH for over 20 years, from the first show to now.
“Jay and his brother Mark dominated ROH and have reigned as champions to this day.
“We will do everything we can to support his family. Rest in peace Jamin.”
Tributes from the wrestling world poured in for Briscoe.
Former ROH owner Cary Silkin tweeted, “I lost one of my children and the world has lost a great man! RIP!”
The Usos tag team wrote: “RIP to Homie Jay Briscoe. condolences to your family. Rest in paradise.”
And Impact Wrestling ace Josh Alexander added: “One of the nicest, funniest, genuine and talented men I’ve ever met. All we ever talked about was our families. RIP Jay Briscoe.”
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/7217514/mark-briscoe-aew-debut-fight-brother-jay-wrestler/ Mark Briscoe makes his AEW debut Wednesday night in a special fight honoring brother Jay following the wrestler’s tragic death