The wrestling community was deeply saddened by the passing of Jay Briscoe at the age of 38. His death continues to be a sore topic for many, as Briscoe was truly loved by the pro wrestling community. That being said, AEW wasn’t allowed to hold a tribute show for him last week due to Warner Bros Discovery. Now it seems they won’t even allow Mark Briscoe on AEW television, even after Jay Briscoe’s passing.
AEW was unable to hold a proper tribute show during Dynamite last week. This was because WarnerMedia blocked AEW from airing a tribute show for Jay Briscoe, due to his past homophobic comments.
Because of this, AEW had to film a tribute show for Jay Briscoe after Dynamite concluded. You can check out the spoilers for the tribute show here.
Tony Khan did all he could for Jay Briscoe, but WarnerMedia didn’t budge on Dem Boys. While speaking on Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer noted that WarnerBros Discovery won’t even allow Mark Briscoe on AEW television, even after his brother Jay Briscoe passed away.
“Oh boy. I already know the answer. The answer is no. I can’t tell you more. It could change, but that’s the answer. Hopefully it’ll change, but that is the answer. It could change, hopefully it does change.”
It should be noted that it was Jay Briscoe who sent out those insensitive tweets years ago. He also worked really hard to make up for those comments, and many around him testified about how much he tried to make things right with the LGBTQ community.
Tony Khan also made it clear that he will take care of the Pugh family. AEW also tried to get The Briscoes to compete at All Out, but it never happened. We’ll have to see whether Mark Briscoe will be able to appear on AEW television somewhere down the line.
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