As a prominent figure in the world of professional wrestling, Jay Briscoe was a beloved wrestler who had amassed a dedicated fan base over the course of his career.
Tragically, on January 18, 2023, it was reported that Briscoe who was just 38 years old had passed away in a head-on crash Tuesday that also killed the other driver. His two young daughters were critically injured in the collision.
Who was Jay Briscoe?
Jay Briscoe, whose real name is Jamin Pugh, was a professional wrestler who had a dedicated following within the wrestling community. Born on January 25, 1984, in Sandy Fork, Delaware, Briscoe began his wrestling career alongside his brother, Mark Briscoe, in 2000 as part of the tag team known as the Briscoe Brothers. They quickly became a staple in the independent wrestling circuit, gaining popularity among fans for their hard-hitting, no-nonsense style in the ring.
Briscoe’s success in the wrestling world continued to grow as he caught the attention of larger promotions, including Ring of Honor (ROH). In ROH, Briscoe and his brother became a major force, winning the ROH World Tag Team Championship an impressive 13 times. Briscoe also held the ROH World Championship on two occasions, further cementing his status as a true wrestling legend. His dedication to his craft and passion for the sport will forever be remembered by his fans and colleagues alike.
The 38-year-old wrestler dominated the Ring of Honor (ROH) for 20 years.
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Jay Briscoe’s Cause of Death
The news of Briscoe’s death was announced by Ring of Honor (ROH) and All Elite Wrestling (AEW) president Tony Khan on Twitter.
It is with a heavy heart that we mourn the tragic passing of Jamin Pugh, known to wrestling fans around the world as Jay Briscoe. Our thoughts are with his family, his friends, and his fans. pic.twitter.com/5wB6HpVY0x
— ROH – Ring of Honor Wrestling (@ringofhonor) January 18, 2023
The thirteen-time ROH Tag Team Champion lost his life in a head-on crash car collision.
According to the police, two people died in this accident on the spot, one was a woman who was in the other car that collided with Jay’s truck and the other was Jay himself. Police say she drove directly into the path of Briscoe’s truck, resulting in the head-on collision. The accident had reportedly happened in Laurel, Maryland.
Briscoe had two of his daughters with him, one being 12 years old and the other being 9. The girls were critically injured and were rushed to the hospital as soon as the police rescued them from the truck.
Tony Khan took the news to Twitter and wrote, “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.”
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
News of Briscoe’s death spread quickly on social media, with fans and fellow wrestlers expressing their shock and sadness at the news. Many expressed their condolences to Briscoe’s family.
As news of Briscoe’s death continues to spread, fans and colleagues alike are mourning the loss of a true wrestling legend. His impact on the wrestling world is undeniable. Jay Briscoe will be remembered as a hardworking, passionate wrestler who gave his all in every match he wrestled. His legacy will live on in the memories of those who knew and loved him.
In the wake of Briscoe’s death, many fans and colleagues have expressed their hope that his family will be given privacy and time to grieve. The wrestling community has come together to remember Briscoe’s life and legacy, and to offer support to those who knew him best.