Mark Briscoe Almost Retired After Jay Briscoe’s Passing

Jay and Mark Briscoe

Mark Briscoe has opened up on his decision to carry on wrestling after his brother, Jay Briscoe, tragically passed away.

The wrestling world was left reeling in January 2023 when news broke that Jay Briscoe had passed away following a car crash in Laurel, Delaware. The Briscoes had spent the previous two decades as a dominant force in Ring Of Honor, where they were 13-time Tag Team Champions, and were respected wrestlers around the world.

In the months following his brother’s passing, Mark Briscoe returned to wrestling, vowing to continue the legacy of The Briscoes. In a recent interview on the Under The Ring podcast, Briscoe admitted that he had considered never wrestling again, but believes Jay would want him to carry on.

“That was my first thought. My very first thought was, I’m not ever wrestling again. But it didn’t take long, it really didn’t take long at all for me to reconsider and change my mind there once I got thinking about what he’d want me to do.

“My initial reaction was, I’m never wrestling again, I don’t ever wanna wrestle again. Like I said, when I thought about what he would’ve wanted me to do, yeah, I can’t not wrestle. I can’t just quit at this point, I gotta carry on for him.”

Mark Briscoe To Face Eddie Kingston At ROH Supercard Of Honor

ROH will hold Supercard Of Honor during WrestleMania weekend on April 5th at the Liacouras Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The event is set to be headlined by Mark Briscoe challenging Eddie Kingston for the ROH World Championship. The match has special meaning for Briscoe as it takes place on the 11th anniversary of the first time his brother captured the gold.

H/T to Fightful for the above transcription.