The ROH World Tag Team Champion and half of the Briscoe brothers, Jay Briscoe, passed away at the age of 38, and the wrestling community is in deep sorrow.
How Did Jay Briscoe Die?
Jamin Pugh, also known to the wrestling world as Jay Briscoe, has passed away at the age of 38. His tragic death is shocking and incredibly sad to wrestling fans all around the world.
Tony Khan, CEO of AEW and owner of Ring Of Honor, made the announcement on January 18. He also promised to do everything in his power to help the Briscoe family.
Sadly, Jamin Pugh has passed away. Known to fans as Jay Briscoe, he was a star in ROH for over 20 years, from the first show until today.
Jay and his brother Mark dominated ROH, reigning as champions to this day. We'll do whatever we can to support his family.
Rest In Peace Jamin
— Tony Khan (@TonyKhan) January 18, 2023
Jay Briscoe Cause of Death
We’re sorry to have to inform you that Jay Briscoe has passed away.
Jay Briscoe cause of death was Car Accident.
Briscoe died in a car accident in Laurel, Delaware, on Tuesday afternoon, according to a tweet from Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer. Two other persons were also killed in the collision. The news was also confirmed by the Delaware State Police.
Four patients were reportedly trapped in the fatal tragedy, according to The Shore News Beacon. According to the report, there were “two critical patients,” including one child, and “two fatalities.”
Although there aren’t many facts at the moment, the collision happened at Laurel Road and Little Hill Road around 5:30 PM Eastern, according to Delaware State Police. The number of automobiles involved is unclear.
The Laurel School District will be closed on Wednesday due to the tragic accident.
In order to learn more about Jay Briscoe cause of death, we are attempting to get in touch with his friends and family. This section will be updated as soon as we learn any new information regarding the tragic event that brought many people to tears.
Jay Briscoe cause of death has left the community inconsolable.
Who was Jay Briscoe aka Jamin Pugh die?
Jamin “Jay” Pugh was an American professional wrestler best known by his ring name Jay Briscoe. He signed a contract with Ring of Honor, where he and Mark Briscoe were the thirteenth reigning ROH World Tag Team Champions. He was also the ROH World Six-Man Tag Team Champions and a two-time ROH World Champion.
Wrestling Career and Achievements
The Briscoe brothers, Jay and Mark, are members of the Ring of Honor Hall of Fame and have won the world tag team championship 13 times. They held the ROH World Tag Team Championships, having won them at the ROH Final Battle 2022 by defeating FTR (Dax Harwood & Cash Wheeler). Additionally, he has wrestled for organizations including Combat Zone Wrestling (CZW) and Pro Wrestling Guerrilla (PWG).
Combat Zone Wrestling (2001–2003, 2010–2012)
On January 20, 2001, at Delaware Invasion, Jay and Mark Briscoe made their professional wrestling debuts for Combat Zone Wrestling (CZW), joining Trent Acid in a three-on-one handicap match. The two advanced past the first round in a three-way match with Nick Mondo where the rules stipulated that whoever took the fall would be eliminated at the inaugural Best of the Best event, a show somewhat dissimilar to CZW in that it is a tournament highlighting athletic junior heavyweight wrestling rather than violent hardcore matches.
Beginning with Cage of Death 3 on December 15 and continuing through the end of 2002, CZW’s territory (i.e., the region where they held the majority of their events) moved from Sewell, New Jersey to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. They were known as The Midnight Outlaws and battled Nick Gage and Nate Hatred at this event while donning masks. This was probably done to get around the issue that Jay was only 17 and Mark was just 16, which meant that they could not legally work in a sport wrestling exhibition in the state of Pennsylvania because they were under the legal working age of 18.
The Briscoes returned to CZW on December 11, 2010, at Cage of Death XII, challenging the newly crowned CZW World Tag Team Champions Philly’s Most Wanted of Blk Jeez and Joker to a title battle in January. Philly’s Most Wanted successfully defended the CZW World Tag Team Championships against the Briscoe Brothers on January 7, 2011, at “From Small Beginnings Come Great Things.” The Briscoes then issued a no-disqualification rematch challenge to Philly’s Most Wanted. The Briscoe Brothers defeated Philly’s Most Wanted on February 12, 2011, at “Twelve: The Twelfth Anniversary Event,” to win the title of CZW World Tag Team Champions. On May 14, 2011, Philly’s Most Wanted to win the championship.
Jersey All Pro Wrestling (2001–2002, 2005)
On March 24, 2001, at March Madness Night 2, Jay Briscoe made his Jersey All Pro Wrestling (JAPW) debut, losing to Insane Dragon and Dixie teaming with his brother Mark Briscoe. Given that both brothers were minors at the time of this and two later appearances in the former ECW stadium, it is unknown how, if at all, JAPW’s ownership and management got through Pennsylvania’s child labor statute. They made three additional JAPW appearances in 2001, and on June 15 at Here to Stay, they made an unsuccessful attempt to win the JAPW Tag Team Championship from Dragon and Dixie.
In 2002, Jay Briscoe rejoined JAPW. At Unfinished Business on July 13, 2002, Jay Briscoe and Insane Dragon defeated the members of Da Hit Squad in unison to win the JAPW Tag Team Championship. At the subsequent event, Royal Consequences 2, on August 10, 2002, Jay and Insane Dragon defended the belts against Da Hit Squad and the duo of Mark Briscoe and Deranged in a tables, ladders, and chairs match, which Da Hit Squad won. The six men then faced off in a sort of rematch. Da Hit Squad defeated the Briscoes in a normal match on September 20 at Family Crisis 2, two shows later, to successfully defend their title.
Ring of Honor (2002–2022)
The Briscoe Brothers have wrestled for Ring of Honor the most. The Era of Honor Begins was the first ROH event, where Jay lost to Amazing Red in the ring. Since the majority of ROH’s early performances were held in Philadelphia, Mark seconded him to the ring but was unable to compete due to Pennsylvania’s child labour laws.
In the following four ROH events, Jay competed in pro wrestling matches against Spanky, Tony Mamaluke, Doug Williams, and James Maritato, losing to all but Mamaluke. When Mark was allowed to compete at Honor Invades Boston, he won the second-to-last bout of the evening by defeating his brother. The Brothers later engaged in a brief rivalry, during which Jay defeated ROH Champion Xavier at Glory By Honor without winning the championship. He was given the opportunity to win the title in the All-Star Extravaganza, but he did not.
The brothers’ plot at Scramble Madness, back in Boston, involved choosing their own teammates for a tag team contest. Mark chose Christopher Daniels as his partner because he appeared to have joined The Prophecy, while Jay chose the former opponent Amazing Red. Daniels defeated Red by pinning him. At the First Anniversary Show, Jay defeated Mark in a bout to put an end to the Brothers’ conflict, and the two hugged as a gesture of their reconciliation afterward. Although Mark never openly quit the Prophecy, he stopped working with them when he formed a team with his brother.
New Japan Pro-Wrestling (2016–2019)
The Briscoes made their NJPW debut on January 4, 2016, at Wrestle Kingdom 10 in Tokyo Dome, credit goes to ROH’s partnership with New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW). They collaborated with Toru Yano to defeat Bullet Club (Bad Luck Fale, Tama Tonga, and Yujiro Takahashi) and win the first-ever NEVER Openweight 6-Man Tag Team Championships. The Briscoes joined the Chaos stable as a result of their connection to Yano.
The trio defeated another Bullet Club trio comprised of Fale, Matt Jackson, and Nick Jackson the next day in their first successful title defence. The Briscoes and Yano were defeated by Fale, Tonga, and Takahashi in their second defence of the NEVER Openweight 6-Man Tag Team Championship on February 11 at The New Beginning in Osaka. Three days later, at The New Beginning in Niigata, The Briscoes and Yano successfully defended their title. The Briscoes and Yano were defeated by The Elite on February 20 at Honor Rising: Japan 2016. (Kenny Omega, Matt Jackson and Nick Jackson). On June 19 at Dominion 6.19 in Osaka-jo Hall, the Briscoes made a triumphant comeback to NJPW, defeating Guerrillas of Destiny (Tama Tonga and Tanga Loa) to win the IWGP Tag Team Championship.
On August 14, they defeated the Bullet Club duo of Hangman Page and Yujiro Takahashi to make their first successful title defense. The Briscoe Brothers successfully defended their title against the defending IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champions The Young Bucks on September 22 at Destruction in Hiroshima.The Young Bucks were dethroned by the defending IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champions, The Briscoe Brothers, in their second successful title defence. They lost the title back to Tonga and Loa at King of Pro-Wrestling on October 10.
In addition to their many other accomplishments, the Briscoes won the NWA Crockett Cup in 2022 and held the IWGP World Tag Team Championship. They competed in matches for various promotions, taking home many titles. They competed briefly in IMPACT Wrestling in 2022 and took home the tag belts there.
Jay Briscoe Wife and Children
Jay Briscoe’s wife posted an update to Facebook Wednesday asking for prayers for their children following a fatal Tuesday evening car crash that took her husband’s life.
Ashley Pugh said her daughter, Gracie, is having surgery on her back and asked for people to “pray for her precious legs to move again!” She said her other daughter, Jayleigh, has “some pretty serious injuries, but is stable and resting” while the couple’s other child Gannon is waiting for them at home.
An update from Jay Briscoe’s wife 💔 pic.twitter.com/WPVSakC2Sq
— Sean Slate (@slate_s42) January 18, 2023