AEW will honor Jay Briscoe with a tribute match this week … simply days after the wrestling star tragically died in a automobile crash.
AEW honcho Tony Khan introduced the main points of the match on Tuesday … explaining Jay’s brother and tag group companion, Mark Briscoe, will combat Jay Lethal on Wednesday night time in Lexington, Kentucky to honor Jay Briscoe.
Khan stated in a tweet that Mark and Lethal, a longtime good friend/rival of JB, wished to combat each other to have a good time the life and legacy of their brother and up to date within the trade.
Jay and Mark have been Ring of Honor World Tag Team Champions on the time of his tragic loss of life … and received a number of championships collectively all through their storied careers.
As we beforehand reported, 38-year-old Jay Briscoe — actual identify is Jamin Pugh — died in a automobile crash on Jan. 17 in Laurel, Delaware, after a 2019 Chevy Silverado collided together with his car head-on.
Tributes, donations and remembrances have poured in for the previous wrestler and his household because the tragedy … with the AEW even releasing shirts to assist elevate funds for the Pughs in wake of the accident.
“The Pugh household misplaced a husband, a father, a brother, a son,” the promotion stated after unveiling the shirts, “and in an effort to each honor Jay’s reminiscence in addition to help these left behind, we’re providing this ‘Reach For The Sky’ t-shirt with 100% of the proceeds going to profit the Pugh household as they address this tragic loss.”
Wednesday would have been Jay’s thirty ninth birthday.