Jay Briscoe, a Ring of Honor wrestler, died at the age of 38
Ring of Honor CEO Tony Khan confirmed Jay Briscoe’s death at the age of 38. Jay and his younger brother Mark Briscoe were both professional wrestlers for the promotion.
Khan tweeted on January 17: “Sadly, Jamin Pugh has passed away,” using Jay’s given name. “Known to fans as Jay Briscoe, he was a star in ROH for over 20 years, from the first show until today.”
Khan went on to say, “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.”
There was no mention of what exactly killed the wrestler.
The death of Jay occurs almost a year after the Briscoe Brothers were admitted into the Ring of Honor Hall of Fame as the inaugural class. Jay and his brother had been wrestling members of the organisation since they were teenagers, and Jay described the induction as a “humbled” experience for him.
In January of 2022, he said on Twitter: “All we ever wanted was big time fights,and we’ve been blessed to work for a company that provided us with that opportunity for 2 decades.”
A total of 13 Ring of Honor tag team titles, including the current one, have been won by Jay and Mark throughout their wrestling careers. He also won the ROH singles championship twice.
After hearing of his passing, several prominent members of the wrestling industry flocked to Twitter to express their sorrow.
“I didn’t interact much with him, but upon meeting Jay I instantly understood something about him…
WWE wrestler Cody Rhodes wrote. “his family was his everything, all the love in the world to them this evening.”
Frankie Kazarian, a star of Impact Wrestling, expressed his sadness after hearing of Jay’s death by saying, “I’m sick to my stomach.” He wrote, “I cannot even begin to comprehend this right now.” . “I loved everything about my friend Jay Briscoe. His passion. His drive. His presence. Our wars in the ring. Most importantly, how much he loved his family.”
Danhausen of All Elite Wrestling said it was a “absolute privilege” to have competed against Jay. And he’s always so friendly and helpful to everyone, he said, making him “one of the best wrestlers to ever do it.”