Wrestling World Pays Tribute To Jay Briscoe Following Tragic Passing

Names from all across the wrestling world mourn the loss of ROH legend, Jay Briscoe, who was 38.

Jay Briscoe

Professional wrestling is today mourning the tragic death of Ring Of Honor legend Jay Briscoe, who died following a fatal car accident in his Laurel, Delaware hometown at around 5:30 PM on Tuesday.

Briscoe was just 38 years old at the time of passing. He will be remembered as one of the most important wrestlers of his generation and an all-time great in the tag team realm, which he and brother Mark revolutionised in ROH in particular. The duo were 13-time ROH Tag Team Champions, starring for the promotion for over two decades, and commenced their final reign by defeating FTR to cap their acclaimed trilogy at Final Battle 2022 in December.

Hundreds and hundreds of wrestlers from every corner of the sport have come together to mourn Jay's loss. AEW founder Tony Khan's tweet was amongst the first to raise awareness of the sad situation:-


Many of Jay's former ROH cohorts have shared stories and sent out their condolences, including Sami Zayn, who, as El Generico, was once of The Briscoes' most iconic opponents:-


Outwith the ROH/AEW sphere, WWE's Shawn Michaels, Adam Pearce, and Paul 'Triple H' Levesque both paid tribute to Jay:-

NXT announcer Vic Joseph read a short tribute to Briscoe during last night's show. That episode was originally scheduled to feature a mock funeral segment hosted by The New Day, though this was pulled when the news broke.

AEW, ROH, Pro Wrestling NOAH, and many, many more were among the promotions to tweet on the situation:-

Understandably, the above tributes are but the tip of the iceberg.

A father, husband, brother, and innovative, authentic, and iconic professional wrestler, Jay Briscoe will be sorely missed. May he rest in peace.

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