• Details On ROH Wrestler Jay Briscoe’s Death At Age 38
ROH Legend Jay Briscoe passed away last night at the age of 38 in a car accident.
The accident took place near his home in Laurel, Delaware. According to the initial police report, multiple calls were made reporting as many as 4 patients trapped.
The initial responder confirmed that there was “entrapment and fire” at the scene and “command advising 1 critical pediatric, 2nd serious patient. Evaluating two others.” Another updated stated “EMS advising 2 adult fatalities and 2 critical patients being transported at this time.”
WMDT later reported that two people died in this collision and AEW President Tony Khan revealed on Twitter that one of them is Jay Briscoe:
“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.”
Triple H tweeted the following:
“An incredible performer who created a deep connection with wrestling fans across the globe. My condolences to the family and friends of Jay Briscoe.”
Shawn Michaels tweeted:
“On behalf of the @WWENXT community, I would like to express our condolences to the Briscoe family for their loss.”
WWE paid tribute to Jay on last night’s NXT as well:
Jay Briscoe was just mentioned on #WWENXT
Professional wrestling is a family.
— THE™ Jessi Davin (@jessithebuckeye) January 18, 2023
At the time of his death, Jay was the reigning ROH World Tag Team Champion with his brother Mark Briscoe.
Below are Jay’s major accomplishments in pro-wrestling:
– 2x ROH World Champion
– 13x ROH World Tag Team Champion
– 1x ROH World 6-Man Tag Team Champion
– ROH Hall Of Fame (Class Of 2022)
– 1x IMPACT Wrestling World Tag Team Champion
– 1x IWGP Tag Team Champion in New Japan Pro Wrestling
• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (January 18, 2003) – Old School Wrestling Legend Passed Away
On this day in 2003, we lost Old School Wrestling Legend “The Original Sheik” The Sheik (Real name: Edward Farhat) at the age of 78 due to heart failure.
He used to be the promoter of NWA Detroit (aka Big Time Wrestling) from 1964 till the promotion closed its doors in 1980.
His last major TV appearance came in 1995, when he managed his nephew Sabu on WCW Monday Nitro.
† REST IN PEACE