Jay Briscoe Has Passed Away At Age 38

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Jay Briscoe, who was one-half of the ROH Tag Team Champions, tragically passed away on January 17th.

There is some very sad news to share as the professional wrestling world mourns the loss of veteran ROH wrestler Jay Briscoe, who passed away at the age of 38. Jay’s real name was Jamin Pugh. He died in a car accident with two passing away.

Ring of Honor’s Owner Tony Khan revealed the news shared the tragic news on Tuesday evening.

“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”

Shortly after that, it was tweeted by Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer that Jay died in a car accident. This is what the Delaware State Police reported.

“Tony Khan tweeted the death of Jay Briscoe in an auto accident. Two people in car died in an accident at 5:30 p.m. in Laurel, Maryland. Just horribly tragic news.”

Meltzer later corrected himself noting the death was in Laurel, Delaware.

During his 20+ year wrestling career, Jay Briscoe was most well known for his time in Ring of Honor along with his brother Mark Briscoe. The two brothers were 13-time ROH Tag Team Team Champions that also recently won the titles against from FTR last month at ROH Final Battle. It was a match praised heavily by the wrestling world as one of the best tag team matches ever.

The Briscoes are also in the ROH Hall of Fame that were inducted in the inaugural Hall of Fame that was announced last year. Jay was also a two-time ROH World Champion as well.

Jay Briscoe was also a father and a chicken farmer from Delaware.

Everybody here at TJRWrestling sends our condolences to Jay Briscoe’s family, friends and fans. May he rest in peace.