Jay Briscoe’s life was taken far too soon when a motorist went left to center and smashed into his car while he was driving his daughters to a cheerleading function. He passed away, and so did the driver of the other car, but his daughters survived, and they are currently facing the ramifications of that terrible day.

A flood of tributes poured out of the pro wrestling world when the tragic news of Jay Briscoe’s death hit. You may check out just sampling of those early reactions here.

It was noted in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter that Jay Briscoe’s daughters are making some progress. Still, they are dealing with serious issues, as his 9-year-old daughter will have to wear a neck and back brace for weeks prior to surgery. Briscoe’s 12-year-old daughter also still has no feeling below her knees.

An update on the daughters of Jay Briscoe. Jayleigh, the nine-year-old, was released from the hospital on 2/1. She will have to wear a back brace and a neck brace for about three more weeks. She will then need back surgery and physical therapy to recuperate. Grace, 12, still has no use of her legs below the knee. She does have a feeling sensation but is unable to move, but has said the lower leg feels like it is tingling nonstop, but the tingling has gone away and it’s starting to feel normal


Both of Jay Briscoe’s daughters were able to attend his funeral. They were in wheelchairs, but the two were in attendance in that packed gymnasium to pay respects to their beloved father.

Our hearts still go out to everyone involved in this tragedy, including Mark Briscoe, who has been permitted to appear on AEW television now after WarnerMedia initially said no to the idea.

We’re sending out our best to the entire Briscoe family right now. This was a terrible tragedy, but their faith has done a lot to help pull them through such a dark time in their lives. Keep checking back with Ringside News for more.

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