Jay Briscoe along with his brother Mark Briscoe made their pro wrestling debut as a tag team in Combat Zone Wrestling on January 20th, 2001. The Briscoe Brothers had a legendary career in pro wrestling. They have worked with numerous independent wrestling promotions as well as NJPW, Impact Wrestling, and ROH.
Unfortunately, Tuesday evening, Jay Briscoe passed away in a car accident. He was 38 when he died. Although Briscoe Brothers never made it into WWE, Jay Briscoe’s death shocked the pro wrestling world. During WWE NXT live broadcasting, the company announced the passing of Jay Briscoe and paid tribute to him.
WWE announced the passing of Jay Briscoe and paid tribute to him during the WWE NXT live broadcast. pic.twitter.com/oN3wkUQrWb— TheSpotlightNews.com (@TheSpotlight___) January 18, 2023
Many wrestlers and wrestling personalities paid tribute to the late Jay Briscoe. You can read their tweets below.
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.— Tony Khan (@TonyKhan) January 18, 2023
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
It is with a heavy heart that we mourn the tragic passing of Jamin Pugh, known to wrestling fans around the world as Jay Briscoe. Our thoughts are with his family, his friends, and his fans. pic.twitter.com/5wB6HpVY0x— ROH – Ring of Honor Wrestling (@ringofhonor) January 18, 2023
IMPACT is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Jay Briscoe. Jay will always be remembered as a trailblazer who, with his brother Mark, left it in the ring every night. We send our sincere condolences to his family, who he loved beyond words, as well as his friends and fans. pic.twitter.com/Xtpcv9wgHy— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) January 18, 2023
An incredible performer who created a deep connection with wrestling fans across the globe. My condolences to the family and friends of Jay Briscoe.— Triple H (@TripleH) January 18, 2023
On behalf of the @WWENXT community, I would like to express our condolences to the Briscoe family for their loss.— Shawn Michaels (@ShawnMichaels) January 18, 2023
I’m doing ok. Thanks everyone for checking on me.— Uncle Dax FTR (@DaxFTR) January 18, 2023
I love you, Jay. pic.twitter.com/ijE09akNeT
I’ve been in tears since I heard the news. I just don’t have the words. Rest in Peace Jay.— Daniel “Cash” Wheeler (@CashWheelerFTR) January 18, 2023
RIP to the homie Jay Briscoe. Condolences to the your family. Rest in paradise uso.🙏@SussexCoChicken #DemBoyz— The Usos (@WWEUsos) January 18, 2023
Sending love and condolences to Mark and the Pugh Family. #RIPJayBriscoe @SussexCoChicken— Kofi “Black Thor” Kingston (@TrueKofi) January 18, 2023
Please pray for @jaybriscoe84’s family. Trust me this is worse than you think.— Chris Jericho (@IAmJericho) January 18, 2023
I didn’t interact much with him, but upon meeting Jay I instantly understood something about him…his family was his everything. All the love in the world to them this evening.— Cody Rhodes (@CodyRhodes) January 18, 2023
I don’t have the words right now to properly convey my sorrow. I love Jay & Mark Briscoe. Always have. I wouldn’t be here without them. I’m very lucky to have shared the ring & shared so many laughs with Jay Briscoe and I’m so sad to know neither will happen again. RIP my friend.— Sami Zayn (@SamiZayn) January 18, 2023
I’ve known Jay Briscoe since he was a fan— Tommy Dreamer (@THETOMMYDREAMER) January 18, 2023
Watched him become an amazing wrestler, best tag team & realest promo guy
I was going to text him yesterday about the cost of eggs and I didnt
I wish I did
Whenever I saw them I’d say
Luv me some Briscoes
Prayers for his family pic.twitter.com/aTaQRTjilX
I dont know what to say.— Bully Ray (@bullyray5150) January 18, 2023
I really love you kid.
Great wrestler. Better family man.
Condolences to your entire family. 🙏🏽❤️ pic.twitter.com/umMP2uPX7J
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