Jay Briscoe, among the finest skilled tag-team wrestlers on the planet, has died at 38 years previous.
The NY Publish experiences Briscoe, whose actual identify is Jamin Pugh, was a longtime fixture in Ring of Honor.
The Briscoes — Jay, and his brother Mark — are 13-time tag-team champions of the promotion, which included a gift reign.
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The information was introduced by AEW founder Tony Khan, who bought Ring of Honor final March.
“Sadly, Jamin Pugh has handed away. Recognized to followers as Jay Briscoe, he was a star in ROH for over 20 years, from the primary present till right this moment,” Khan tweeted Tuesday evening. “Jay and his brother Mark dominated ROH, reigning as champions to this present day. We’ll do no matter we will to help his household. Relaxation In Peace Jamin.”
Professional wrestling reporter Dave Meltzer added that Briscoe was one in all two individuals who died in a automotive accident in Laurel, Del.
The Briscoes have been a part of Ring of Honor since 2002. Jay Briscoe has additionally been their world champion twice as a singles competitor.
Tributes to Briscoe have begun pouring in.
“I’ve been in tears since I heard the information. I simply don’t have the phrases. Relaxation in Peace Jay,” tweeted Money Wheeler, of the tag-team FTR. The groups wrestled a trilogy of the matches, with the latest coming in December.
Professional wrestler Danhausen added: “One of many high highlights of my quick ROH run and profession was with the ability to not solely work with the Briscoes, however having absolutely the privilege to wrestle Mark and Jay. Among the finest wrestlers to ever do it and all the time so good and useful to everybody. Relaxation in peace.”
This text initially appeared within the NY Publish and was reproduced with permission.