Jay Briscoe tragically died in an automobile accident on Tuesday. Since that terrible news broke, plenty of tributes have poured in. His daughters, Gracie and Jayleigh, were injured in the crash. AEW was not able to hold a tribute show on Dynamite this week and it seems there was a good reason for that.

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AEW kicked off the January 18th, 2023, edition of Wednesday Night Dynamite with a tribute to Jay Briscoe. Excalibur offered his condolences to the Briscoe family during the show as well.

However, AEW did not do the same kind of tribute show that was done for Brodie Lee back in 2020. Instead, they ended up filming a tribute show for Jay Briscoe after Dynamite concluded. You can check out the spoilers for the tribute show here.


The Celebration Of Life event for Jay Briscoe will air on HonorClub and YouTube sometime soon. While speaking on Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer revealed that WarnerMedia didn’t allow AEW to hold a tribute show for Jay Briscoe.

”They (the Briscoes) were signed by Tony Khan and he was unable to get them on television, and if you watched tonight’s show and you were expecting something, and I know a lot of people were, something akin to the Brodie Lee show and obviously that didn’t happen.

There was a graphic at the start of the show, and then at the very end of the show there was a mention by Excalibur. A lot of the guys had armbands, a lot of them. But there was not any kind of big tribute because they were not allowed by WarnerMedia to do one.”

Dave Meltzer then went on to add that there are more plans to honor Briscoe on future ROH shows once the ROH weekly television show becomes a reality.

“So they filmed a one hour show in Fresno tonight that’ll be on HonorClub, they will be doing another tribute show which will be, when they finally do the Ring of Honor television show, the first show will feature a lot of Jay matches, and the tribute show (taped last night) will as well when it’s all put together. I’m not sure what day it’ll be out but there’ll be another one.

And then Supercard of Honor, there will also be kind of like a memorial to Jay on that show, or something to honor Jay at the Supercard of Honor show in Los Angeles in late March at the Galen Center.”

It’s a shame that Warner Media would not allow this tribute show for Jay Briscoe. Hopefully, the show that they were able to tape for Briscoe will give him a suitable tribute. Keep checking back at Ringside News as we will provide more coverage from the world of pro wrestling.

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