Jay and Mark Briscoe were regarded as one of the greatest tag teams of all time. In fact, The Briscoes were named Tag Team of the Decade by Ring of Honor for the 2010s and had more accolades to their name. In fact, they were even offered a contract by WWE back in 2015 but had to turn them down.
The Briscoes will forever be remembered for having numerous all-time classics with the likes of The Young Bucks, The Hardy Boyz, and most recently FTR. Their trilogy of matches in ROH last year won the hearts of many.
WWE has been home to some of the best tag teams in the world, but there were a few tag teams that the company never got to sign for a variety of reasons. This includes the likes of The Young Bucks and even The Briscoes.
The Briscoes were never part of WWE television, and fans always found that puzzling. According to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, WWE was interested in signing The Briscoes back in 2015. However, due to the fact that the pay was quite low, the brothers turned down the offer.
WWE at the time was very interested in the Briscoes, and rescinded that interest. There was a time in 2015 when WWE offered them a spot, but the money figure was low enough that they didn’t take it considering it would take them away from working at their family’s chicken ranch.
Jay Briscoe passed away on Tuesday evening after a fatal car accident near his home in Laurel, Delaware. One other person was killed in the collision, and two others were injured. It was later confirmed by Briscoe’s wife that the couple’s two daughters were involved in the accident.
That being said, Jay Briscoe’s daughters are said to be stable after the tragic accident. The Young Bucks also donated $20k to Jay Briscoe’s donation page and quite a few people continue to support them.
The Briscoes started their wrestling careers with Combat Zone Wrestling on January 20th, 2001. They came a long way since then, and in less than two decades, they have established themselves as one of the most successful and accomplished tag teams in professional wrestling history. Their hard work, dedication, and in-ring chemistry led to numerous championship wins and accolades, solidifying their legacy as true wrestling greats. Sadly, they never ventured to WWE.
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