Jay Briscoe was a legend in the world of tag team wrestling. Briscoe was killed in a car accident in Laurel, Delaware on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. Many people in the wrestling industry have come forward to pay tribute to the late legend, including Mick Foley.
Tony Khan confirmed Briscoe’s death and pledged to do everything in his power to help Briscoe’s family. Mick Foley recently paid tribute to Jay Briscoe on Facebook and Instagram, adding that he first saw Jay and his brother Mark perform at a ROH event on Long Island in 2005 and was immediately captivated by their enthusiasm for professional wrestling.
Mick Foley emphasized The Briscoes’ distinctive appearance and style, which contributed to their status as one of the world’s best tag teams. Even though Mick said he didn’t know the Briscoes very well, he believed they were a terrific team with a history of successful contests, including some of the finest wrestlers of their time.
Mick Foley concluded by claiming that he last saw them in action from the front row in July 2022 when they faced the Von Erichs at Ric Flair’s Last Match. He then expressed his heartfelt sympathies towards the Pugh family, as well as Jay Briscoe’s friends and supporters.
I just woke up to the sad news that Jay Briscoe has passed away in a terrible car accident in Delaware. I first saw Jay perform, along with his brother Mark, at an ROH show in Long Island in 2005, and was immediately impressed with their passion for professional wrestling – and the unique look and style that helped make them one of the finest tag teams in the world. Although I did not know the Briscoes well, I thought they were an amazing team, with a résumé of great matches with a who’s who of some of the greatest workers of their era. I last saw “Dem Boys” in action from a front row seat when they took on the Von Erichs at “Ric Flair’s Last Match” in July, 2022. My deepest condolences go out to to the Pugh family and the friends and fans of Jay Briscoe.
Jay Briscoe established his name in pro wrestling as a teenager, teaming with his brother Mark in ROH. Briscoe was also a successful singles wrestler, holding the ROH World Championship twice. Jay and Mark Briscoe were also the first wrestlers inducted into ROH’s Hall of Fame when it launched in 2022.
The Briscoes previously held tag team titles in NJPW and Impact Wrestling, among other promotions. May Briscoe’s soul Rest In Peace. Keep an eye on Ringside News for the latest updates.
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