Tony Khan is planning multiple tribute shows for ROH wrestling legend Jay Briscoe, who tragically passed away this week.
When Jay Briscoe passed away in a car accident on January 17th, AEW & ROH owner Tony Khan broke the news. Khan worked with Jay on multiple ROH shows in 2023 including three pay-per-view events that saw Briscoe Brothers (Jay and his brother Mark Briscoe) win the ROH Tag Team Titles for the 13th time from FTR. That match at Final Battle in December was a critically-acclaimed Double Dog Collar match.
There have been reports that Khan wanted to book The Briscoe Brothers in AEW, but TV executives at Warner Bros Discovery didn’t allow it due to insensitive remarks that Jay made over a decade ago. Even though many people close to Jay said he apologized for it, the Briscoes were kept off AEW TV.
Tony Khan said this to Wrestling Observer Newsletter about Jay Briscoe’s death.
“It sucks, it’s really terrible. A major focus for Ring of Honor in 2023 was going to be the Briscoes and I still want to honor the life and career of Jay and the legacy of the Briscoes.”
“He was a great guy, a really nice person and incredibly well liked by his peers. I found Jay and Mark to be two of the nicest people backstage and most respected pro wrestlers by their peers, and by the fans at the live shows. It was a pleasure working with them in Ring of Honor.”
“Many of the people in AEW had worked with Jay in different promotions, many in Ring of Honor, or in other promotions all over the wold. Everyone had good things to say about him. Everyone loved working with the Briscoes and loved being around Jay and Mark.”
In addition to that, the Wrestling Observer also reported this about Khan’s plans for tribute shows to honor Jay’s legacy in ROH.
“Khan is also planning a tribute episode of the first ROH television show on Honor Club for Briscoe, with both the show taped in Fresno and the first ROH show to air numerous clips of Briscoe matches. A third tribute for Briscoe will air on the Supercard of Honor PPV show on 3/31 from the Galen Center in Los Angeles.”
We have spoilers for the AEW/ROH tribute show in honor of Jay Briscoe available right here on TJRWrestling.