Ring of Honor wrestling superstar Jay Briscoe has passed away at the age of 38

Jay Briscoe, one of the best professional tag team wrestlers in the world, has passed away at the age of 38.

Briscoe, whose real name is Jamin Pugh, has been a longtime staple in Ring of Honor. The Briscoes – Jay, and his brother Mark – are the promotion’s 13-time tag team champions, which included his current reign.

The news was announced by AEW founder Tony Khan, who purchased Ring of Honor this past March.

“Sadly, Jamin Pugh has passed away. Known to fans as Jay Briscoe, he was a star in ROH for over 20 years, from the premiere until today.” He tweeted on Tuesday night. “Jay and his brother Mark have dominated ROH, keeping the title reign of champions to this day. We will do everything we can to support his family. Rest in peace Jamin.”

Pro wrestling reporter Dave Meltzer added That Briscoe was one of two people who died in a car accident in Laurel, Del.

Ring of Honor wrestling star Jay Briscoe has died in a car accident at the age of 38.
The Briscoes are 13-time Ring of Honor team champions.
The Briscoes are 13-time Ring of Honor team champions.

The Briscoes have been a part of Ring of Honor since 2002. Jay Briscoe was also a two-time world champion as a singles competitor.

Briscoe’s salute started pouring in.

“I’ve been in tears since I heard the news. I just don’t have the words. Rest in peace Jay.” Cash Wheeler tweeted, from the tag team FTR. The two teams wrestled three matches, most recently in December.

Danhausen professional wrestler added: “One of the highlights of my short ROH career and career was not only being able to work with the Briscoes but having the absolute privilege of wrestling Mark and Jay. One of the best wrestlers ever to do it and always so nice and helpful to everyone. Rest in peace. “

AEW’s Christopher Daniels tweeted, “Jay Briscoe was one of the strongest men I’ve ever had the privilege of sharing a ring with, as well as an amazing brother, father, and man.” “I am so glad I had the opportunity to know him and wrestle him as much as I did. Rest in peace, Jay, I love you.”

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