Jay Briscoe will always be celebrated as a legendary tag team wrestler, known for his remarkable in-ring abilities and dedication to thrilling fans. The news of Jay’s passing has profoundly affected the wrestling community, who mourn his loss deeply. Mark Briscoe even considered retiring following his brother’s passing.

The ROH Hall of Famer was tragically involved in a fatal car accident on January 17th, 2023. The Delaware State Police confirmed that another driver crossed the center line and collided with his vehicle head-on.

While speaking to Under the Ring, Mark Briscoe was asked if he ever considered not returning to the ring after his brother Jay Briscoe passed away. Mark Briscoe revealed that he genuinely did consider retiring.

“That was my very first thought, I’m never wrestling again, but it really didn’t take long at all for me to reconsider and change my mind there once I got thinking about what he would want me to do. My initial reaction was I’m never wrestling again, I don’t ever want to wrestle again, and then like I said, when I thought about what he would want me to do, it wasn’t long at all and I was like, I can’t just quit at this point. I gotta carry on for him.”


Jay Briscoe truly loved the business and he was loved by his family, friends and fans to a large degree. Even after a year since his passing, his loss is still felt and that is unlikely to change anytime soon.

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

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