It has been confirmed that current Ring of Honor Tag Team Champion Jay Briscoe has sadly passed away today at the age of 38 in an automobile accident near his home in Laurel, Delaware.
The accident happened at approximately 5:30 pm EST, and it has been reported that Jay sadly was killed instantly in the crash.
Jay Briscoe, real name Jamin Pugh, won the Ring of Honor Tag Team Championships alongside his brother Mark last month at the Final Battle PPV in a tag team dog collar match against FTR, which has been hailed as one of the greatest tag team matches of recent times.
Currently, details about the events that tragically took Jay Briscoe’s life are very scarce. There has been some speculation and unconfirmed news surrounding the crash.
It has been confirmed that four people were involved in the collision, with two tragically passing away at the scene, one Jay Briscoe.
A post from a person local to the area was shared on Facebook, which could shed some light on the events, but this is unconfirmed at this time, and if it proves to be correct, we will update this post accordingly.
“Prayers for the Laurel family suffering a tragic loss. A young father, taking his daughters to cheer practice, was hit head on and killed instantly. The other driver was killed as well. One child flown to shock trauma (current condition unknown), other daughter suffered significant injuries but will recover. This young man is a well known wrestler on a national level, so his loss is felt far and wide. This family has a lot of pain to navigate right now. As well as the family of the other driver.”
The wrestling world has taken to social media to offer condolences and memories of Jay Briscoe, with many echoing nothing but great things about the Ring of Honor Tag Team Champion.
“An incredible performer who created a deep connection with wrestling fans across the globe. My condolences to the family and friends of Jay Briscoe.”
“RIP to the homie Jay Briscoe. Condolences to the your family. Rest in paradise uso.”
“I don’t have the words right now to properly convey my sorrow. I love Jay & Mark Briscoe. Always have. I wouldn’t be here without them. I’m very lucky to have shared the ring & shared so many laughs with Jay Briscoe and I’m so sad to know neither will happen again. RIP my friend.”
“Jay Briscoe showed me respect and love when everyone told me he wouldn’t. If you knew Jay, you knew he would uplift everyone in that locker room regardless of whatever world they came to wrestling from. The best. Rest easy, brother.”
“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”
“I’ve known Jay Briscoe since he was a fan Watched him become an amazing wrestler, best tag team & realest promo guy I was going to text him yesterday about the cost of eggs and I didnt I wish I did Whenever I saw them I’d say Luv me some Briscoes Prayers for his family”
“I cannot even begin to process this right now. I loved everything about my friend Jay Briscoe. His passion. His drive. His presence. Our wars in the ring. Most importantly, how much he loved his family.”
“Jay Briscoe was one of the toughest men I ever had the privilege of sharing a ring with, as well as being a tremendous brother, father, and man. I’m so happy to have had the opportunity to know him and wrestle him as often as I did. Rest in Peace, Jay, I love you.”
“I’m deeply saddened to hear of the loss of Jay Briscoe. He was always the kindest to me during my time in ROH. My heart goes out to the entire family. I don’t have the right words but I just wanted to say that he was such a good man.”
“I am shocked & devastated to hear of the passing of Jay Briscoe. I can’t believe it. I’ve known him & Mark since the beginning of ROH. My heart goes out to his entire family. A son, a brother, a father, & a friend to so many. There are no words. Rest in Paradise.”