The professional wrestling world is mourning the loss of Jay Briscoe, real name Jamin Pugh, who passed away at the age of 38. Briscoe, who was one-half of the ROH World Tag Team Champions, was a beloved figure in the industry, known for his in-ring skills and dedication to the craft.
Briscoe began his career in ROH in 2002 and quickly established himself as a fan favorite, along with his brother Mark. Together, they formed the tag team known as The Briscoes, and over the years, the brothers dominated the ROH tag team division, holding the titles multiple times. They were known for their high-flying, hard-hitting style and their ability to tell a compelling story in the ring.
In recent years, The Briscoes crossed over to New Japan Pro-Wrestling thanks to a partnership between ROH and NJPW. They also made appearances in IMPACT Wrestling during ROH’s hiatus in 2022. Under the ownership of AEW President Tony Khan, The Briscoes had a series of critically acclaimed matches against FTR, in which they emerged victorious in December to win their thirteenth ROH tag team title.
Briscoe’s untimely death was confirmed by AEW President Tony Khan in a tweet, in which he stated that the company will do whatever it can to support Briscoe’s family.
Dave Meltzer reported that Briscoe was involved in a tragic car accident in Laurel, Maryland on Tuesday evening.
Jay Briscoe Cause of Death is Confirmed by Delaware State Police.
According to Dave Meltzer, Briscoe was involved in a tragic car accident in Laurel, Maryland on Tuesday evening. The Delaware State Police confirmed the news about the accident. Khan expressed his condolences and stated that the company will do whatever it can to support Briscoe’s family.
The Wrestling career & Net worth of Jay Briscoe
Ring of Honor (ROH) and New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW) wrestler, Jamin “Jay” Pugh, better known by his ring name Jay Briscoe, made his debut for Combat Zone Wrestling (CZW) in 2001, alongside his brother Mark. Jay Briscoe has an estimated net worth of $5 million.
The brothers were brought in for a three-on-one handicap match against Trent Acid, and would go on to compete in several events for the company. However, in 2002, as CZW shifted its territory from Sewell, New Jersey to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the brothers were forced to wear masks and be identified as The Midnight Outlaws, as they were under 18 years of age and not legally able to work in a sport wrestling exhibition in the state.
They made appearances in several events for CZW, with their last being in April of 2002, until they returned in April 2003 for Best of the Best 3. Jay advanced to the semi-finals and Mark lost his fill-in match. In June of the same year, they faced off with the Backseat Boyz for the CZW World Tag Team Championship but failed to win the belts.
They were later granted a shot at the tag team title at Main Event Spectacles, which they went on to win. They retained the belts in several events, before both brothers fell to defeat in world title matches against Samoa Joe.