The wrestling world experienced a huge loss as Jay Briscoe passed away at the age of 38. His untimely passing led to an outpouring of support and prayers on social media. Fans were irate when WarnerBros Discovery didn’t allow Mark Briscoe to compete on AEW television, but that was fixed in no time. In fact, Tony Khan really pushed hard to make it happen in the first place.

WarnerBros Discovery would not even allow Mark Briscoe on AEW television, even after his brother Jay Briscoe passed away. Then WarnerMedia eventually changed their minds, and Tony Khan had a lot to do with that.

Of course, AEW then announced that Mark Briscoe would compete on Dynamite this week. The company also paid tribute to Jay Briscoe with a wonderful video package.

While speaking on Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Melter revealed that Tony Khan pushed very hard despite Warner Bros Discovery being so vehemently against the Jay Briscoe Tribute.


The whole thing is you have to credit that one to Tony Khan. He pushed and pushed. He pushed really hard on this one and got them to change their minds. They were pretty dead set against it.

The Jay Briscoe Tribute show turned out to be one of the most emotional episodes of the show since Brodie Lee’s back in December 2020. Tony Khan truly went the extra mile for Briscoe and fans will always respect him for that.

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

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