“I’ve Been In Tears”, “Tomorrow Is Never Promised”: Wrestling World Unites to Mourn the Heartbreaking Demise of 38-Year-Old ROH Champion Just Days Into 2023

Published 01/18/2023, 2:49 AM EST

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The pro wrestling world plunged into mourning after the sudden passing of Jay Briscoe, 38 in a car accident on Tuesday. AEW owner Tony Khan announced this tragic news on his Twitter before assuring his help to the Briscoe family. Jay Briscoe had been a pro wrestler for over two decades and made his name in the Ring of Honor as a tag team legend, along with his brother Mark.

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This sad news led to a flood of emotional tributes from fans and wrestlers as they expressed their condolences to the Briscoe family. Top wrestling names such as Triple H, Seth Rollins, Saraya, and many other stars from across the world joined in sharing their sadness over this tragic loss.

Wrestling family mourns as one after Jay Briscoe’s passing

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Wrestling journalist Dave Meltzer reported that Jay Briscoe was involved in a fatal car accident near Laurel, Delaware. It is further reported that there were two fatalities, including Jay in the accident. After AEW president Tony Khan shared this news on Twitter, the wrestling fraternity from around the globe came together to pay tribute to the 13-time ROH Tag Team Champion.

Jay and his brother formed the tag team The Briscoe Brothers and were one of the most decorated teams in pro wrestling. ROH also inducted them into their inaugural Hall of Fame in 2022. After Jay’s tragic demise, many names from the pro wrestling world paid their tributes to him.

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Here are the tributes to Jay Briscoe from various pro wrestlers across the world.

WWE Head of Creative Triple H tweeted his condolences over Jay’s sudden demise.

AEW stars also paid their tributes to Jay Briscoe.

WWE legend Iron Sheikh also came up with words of support.

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Indeed, the passing away of Jay Briscoe at such a young age is a huge loss to the wrestling world. But it’s an even bigger loss to his family. The Briscoe Brothers made a name for themselves as a tag team across the globe. They wrestled with some of the biggest names in wrestling and created history wherever they went. It’s sad to see their journey being cut short so tragically. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and his brother Mark Briscoe in this difficult time.

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Sherjeel Malik

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Sherjeel Malik is a WWE writer at Essentially Sports. He has been a passionate Wrestling fan since childhood and his all-time favorites include 'The Hardy Boyz' and Randy Orton. Sherjeel also follows soccer religiously and is a Liverpool fan.
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