The Briscoe Brothers were raised on a farm in Laurel, Delaware, and competed in amateur wrestling and high school football. They opted to pursue their dreams of being professional wrestlers, making their debut in 2000 for an independent promotion, before joining Ring of Honor in 2002. Jay Briscoe and his brother Mark had a spectacular career that saw them win the ROH Tag Team Championships 13 times. Briscoe was also a ROH world champion twice. Unfortunately, the legend died in car accident on Tuesday at the age of 38.

According to the Delaware News Journal, Jay Briscoe will be laid to rest this weekend, and his funeral will be held on Sunday, January 29th at The Laurel High School Gym (1133 South Central Avenue) in Laurel, Delaware. His visitation will begin at 12 p.m., followed by a ceremony at 1 p.m., and his burial will be private. On tonight’s Dynamite, AEW will pay tribute to Jay who died in a car accident last week as his brother Mark Briscoe returns to the ring to fight Jay Lethal.

Following Jay Briscoe’s passing, AEW, Ring of Honor, WWE, Impact Wrestling, New Japan Pro Wrestling, and several other promotions paid homage to ROH’s most decorated performer.

Jay Briscoe was killed in a two-vehicle accident on Laurel Road on January 17th. His two daughters, aged 12 and 9, were riding with him and are being treated at the hospital for injuries. Lillyanne Ternahan of Frankford, the driver of the other vehicle, also died at the scene. As previously reported, on Monday night family friend Josh Wharton accompanied by K.C. Conaway posted video update on his Facebook page on the daughters’ recovery.


Wharton and Conaway helped in establishing the Good Ole Boys Foundation, a nonprofit in Sussex County that assists families “who have come against unforeseen circumstances,” with a focus on children’s needs. The Pughs requested them to share the news “to take some burden off of them,” Wharton explained. He read a note from Pugh’s wife, Ashley, in which she stated that their girls, Gracie and Jayleigh, were able to spend some time together on Monday. “We have made a lot of progress over the last two days but there is still a lot to be made,” Ashley wrote.

A GiveSendGo fundraiser has been set up to benefit Ashley Pugh and the children. As of January 24, $313,099 had been raised. Our sincerest condolences are extended to the families of those who have passed away. We hope that the daughters will recover quickly. Rest In Peace.

Shivangini Rawat

Shivangini, a law student, writes for Ringside News to share her passion for wrestling. She joined in 2021, striving to deliver the best content while enjoying her hobbies of baking, cooking, reading and playing musical instruments.

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