Jay Briscoe, skilled wrestling star with Ring of Honor, has died. He was solely 38 years previous.
AEW founder Tony Khan, who bought the Ring of Honor promotion final March, shared the unhappy information on social media … writing, “Sadly, Jamin Pugh has handed away. Known to followers as Jay Briscoe, he was a star in ROH for over 20 years, from the primary present till right now.”
“Jay and his brother Mark dominated ROH, reigning as champions to at the present time. We’ll do no matter we will to assist his household. Rest In Peace Jamin.”
Jay — actual identify is Jamin “Jay” Pugh — joined ROH in 2002 and went on to kind one of many best tag groups within the historical past of professional wrestling along with his brother, Mark.
Jay and Mark had been tag staff companions wrestling below the identify “The Briscoe Brothers,” however Jay loved success as a singles competitor, too — turning into the Ring of Honor world champion on two separate events.
Pro wresting insider Dave Meltzer reported the wrestling vet was concerned in a automobile accident in Delaware.
Jay and Mark had been inducted into the Ring of Honor’s inaugural Hall of Fame class final yr.
Jay’s contemporaries’ all through the wrestling biz have already begun sharing condolences over the tragic loss.