Report: Mark Briscoe Still Banned From AEW TV By WBD

As things stand, Warner Bros. Discovery will not permit Mark Briscoe appearing on AEW TV.

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Mark Briscoe remains forbidden from appearing on AEW television, as decreed by the promotion's network, Warner Bros. Discovery.

Dave Meltzer reported as much on Wrestling Observer Radio. He acknowledged that while the situation could change, currently, WBD will not allow Briscoe to appear on AEW programming.

Warner Bros. Discovery currently broadcasts AEW Dynamite on TBS on Wednesdays, plus Rampage on TNT on Fridays. The partnership predates WarnerMedia's 2022 merger with Discovery, having commenced in 2019.

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This news comes less than a week after Mark's brother, Jay, tragically passed away following a car crash in Laurel, Delaware. He was 38 years old. 27-year-old Lilyanne Ternahan, whose vehicle entered Briscoe's line prior to the head-on collision, was also killed in the accident.

A GoSendGo fundraiser started to support Jay's family had raised $293,896 at the time of writing, exceeding the original target of $200,000. Pro Wrestling Tees has now launched a t-shirt honouring the ROH legend's memory, with 100% of the proceeds going to the family.

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AEW was last week prevented from running a tribute to Jay on Dynamite. This, again, was down to network pressure, though founder Tony Khan instead booked a special 'Jay Briscoe Celebration of Life' show after the TBS broadcast. This is to air on ROH's Honor Club platform free of charge in the future.

WBD's refusal to allow The Briscoes to appear on AEW television stretches back to 2022, when Fightful reported that "a person of influence" within the network made the call, owing to Jay's use of homophobic language on Twitter in 2013. Publically and privately, Jay had apologised multiple times, with dozens of his peers endorsing his personal growth and education over the years.

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Mark, 38, made no such tweets, but remains banned by Warner Bros. Discovery.

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Andy has been with WhatCulture for six years and is currently WhatCulture's Senior Wrestling Reporter. A writer, presenter, and editor with 10+ years of experience in online media, he has been a sponge for all wrestling knowledge since playing an old Royal Rumble 1992 VHS to ruin in his childhood. Having previously worked for Bleacher Report, Andy specialises in short and long-form writing, video presenting, voiceover acting, and editing, all characterised by expert wrestling knowledge and commentary. Andy is as much a fan of 1985 Jim Crockett Promotions as he is present-day AEW and WWE - just don't make him choose between the two.