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Jay Briscoe Tribute: Wrestling remembers him one year after his passing

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The wrestling world recently marked the first anniversary of the tragic passing of Jamin Dale Pugh, known professionally as Jay Briscoe.

Briscoe, who died in a car crash in Laurel, Delaware, at the age of 38, left an indelible mark on the sport. His career, spanning over two decades, was a testament to his dedication and skill in the ring.

AEW News: Tributes from the Wrestling Community

All Elite Wrestling (AEW) released a heartfelt video tribute to Briscoe, celebrating his achievements, including his two-time ROH World Championship wins and a record-setting 13-time ROH World Tag Team Championship with his brother Mark. The tribute encapsulated the respect and admiration he garnered within the industry.

Fellow AEW wrestler Dax Harwood shared personal photos and a video of Briscoe, reflecting the close bonds formed during their careers.

Other wrestling promotions and wrestlers, including the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) and Tony Khan, also paid their respects, highlighting Briscoe’s impact both in and out of the ring.

AEW News: Impact Beyond the Ring

Briscoe’s legacy extends beyond his in-ring achievements. His spirit and passion for wrestling continue to inspire both fans and fellow wrestlers.

The tributes shared across social media platforms are a testament to the lasting impact he has had on the wrestling community.


  • Who was Jay Briscoe? Jay Briscoe, real name Jamin Dale Pugh, was a professional wrestler known for his time in Ring of Honor (ROH) and other wrestling promotions.
  • How did Jay Briscoe pass away? Jay Briscoe died in a car crash in Laurel, Delaware, on January 17, 2023.
  • What were some of Jay Briscoe’s notable achievements? Jay Briscoe was a two-time ROH World Champion and, with his brother Mark, won the ROH World Tag Team Championship 13 times.
  • How did the wrestling community pay tribute to Jay Briscoe? Tributes included a video from AEW, personal memories shared by wrestlers like Dax Harwood, and social media posts from various wrestling promotions and personalities.
  • What is Jay Briscoe’s legacy in wrestling? Jay Briscoe is remembered for his exceptional talent, passion for wrestling, and the significant impact he had on the industry and its fans.
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