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Jay Briscoe, Talented Professional Wrestler and Ring of Honor Star, Passes Away at 38

18 January 2023, Wednesday
Professional wrestler Jay Briscoe, who spent two decades competing in Ring of Honor, has sadly passed away at the age of 38. 
The news of Briscoe's death was announced on Tuesday by Tony Khan, owner and CEO of All Elite Wrestling and the new owner of Ring of Honor since March 2022. Khan paid tribute to Briscoe in a statement shared on Twitter.

"ROH is in mourning following the passing of Jamin Pugh, better known to fans as Jay Briscoe. He had a remarkable career in Ring of Honor that lasted for over two decades, from its inception to now. Jay and his brother Mark are among the most celebrated champions in ROH history. Our thoughts and prayers are with Jamin's family, and we will do whatever we can to support them during this difficult time. Rest in peace, Jamin."

The Briscoe Brothers, consisting of 18-year-old Jay Briscoe and his 17-year-old brother Mark, made their debut in Ring of Honor (ROH) wrestling in 2002. Since the company's inception, they have experienced massive success as a tag team. Sadly, Jamin Pugh, known as Jay Briscoe, recently passed away and All Elite Wrestling shared a heartfelt statement: “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.”

The Briscoe Brothers are considered one of the greatest tag team duos in ROH history. They recently broke their own record by capturing the ROH World Tag Team Title 13 times, earning a combined 1,413 days of reign. In December, they regained the title in a Double Dog Collar match against Cash Wheeler and Dax Harwood of FTR.

Upon hearing the news of Jay Briscoe’s passing, Cash Wheeler tweeted, “I’ve been in tears since I heard the news. I just don’t have the words. Rest in Peace Jay.” Harwood shared a photo of The Briscoe Brothers and FTR sharing a drink in the locker room, saying “I love you, Jay.”

Tributes have been pouring in from the wrestling community following the death of Jay Briscoe (Jamin Pugh). Paul "Triple H" Levesque, taking to Twitter, paid tribute to Briscoe as an "incredible performer who created a deep connection with wrestling fans across the globe". Similarly, Matt Hardy expressed his devastation at the news, stating he was "DEVASTATED that Jay Briscoe (Jamin Pugh) tragically died today".

Hardy took to Twitter to express his sorrow, saying "I was honored to work with him many times. I loved Jay. He was so genuine. Jay's adoration for his wife and children outnumbered anything else. I'm heartbroken for his family."

Jay and Mark Briscoe were inducted into the inaugural class of the Ring of Honor Hall of Fame last year. The Briscoes have not just been noted for their championship success – they are seen as the heart and soul of ROH and have consistently embodied the high standards of the ring. No matter the size of the audience, be it the handful of fans at a recreational center or the large crowd at Madison Square Garden, the Briscoes have always given their all to make sure the spectators get their money's worth.

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