Jay Briscoe was a well-known American professional wrestler. On January 20, 2001, at Delaware Invasion, Jay Briscoe and his brother Mark made their Combat Zone Wrestling (CZW) debuts as part of a three-on-one handicap match against Trent Acid. Since 2002, the Briscoe Brothers have been members of the Ring of Honor. Throughout his more than 20-year wrestling career, he was best known for his time in the Ring of Honor with his brother Mark Briscoe. The Brothers were 13-time ROH Tag Team Champions. He has also won the singles world championship three times. In March 2022, Jay with his brother Mark was nominated into the ROH Hall of Fame. Sadly, he passed away at 38 on January 17, 2023, in a car collision. He was one-half of the ROH World Tag Team Champions with his brother Mark Briscoe in their 13th reign at the time of his death.
US pro wrestling star Jay Briscoe dies at 38
Jay Briscoe dies on January 17, 2023, in a car accident in Laurel, Delaware. He dies at 38. His daughters, who were in the vehicle with him, suffered serious injuries. His death was announced on Twitter by AEW and ROH owner, Tony Khan. Taking to Twitter, he 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.’ He added, ‘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.’
What was Jay Briscoe Known For?
- Jay Briscoe was a professional wrestler.
- He was best known for his time with Ring of Honor. He was also a two-time ROH World Champion and ROH World Six-Man Tag Team Champion.
Who are Jay Briscoe’s Parents?
Jay Briscoe took birth on January 25, 1984. He was from Salisbury, Maryland, U.S. His real name was Jamin Pugh. He held American nationality and his ethnic background was American-White. For the last time, he celebrated his 38th birthday in 2022. He is the son of Mike ‘Papa’ Briscoe (father) and Dana (mother). He also has a brother, Mark Briscoe. Aquarius was his zodiac sign and he followed Christianity religion.
The Brothers (Jay and Mark) received honorable mention All-State honors as high school football players, Jay as a fullback and linebacker, and Mark as a tight end and linebacker. Both were signed to play for Wesley College (Delaware) at one point, which was used in a wrestling storyline at ROH Beating the Odds to explain an absence from which they were returning. In their youth, the brothers became interested in wrestling after watching the World Wrestling Federation on one of the two channels available on their television. His dad coached the wrestling team at their high school, however, they did not participate in amateur wrestling during their high school years. While still in high school, they made their professional wrestling debut with the East Coast Wrestling Association (ECWA).
Jay Briscoe Career Timeline
- Jay Briscoe along with his brother, Mark Briscoe made their debut for Combat Zone Wrestling (CZW) at Delaware Invasion on January 20, 2001. In the second round, they were matched against each other which Jay won. During that time, they were new to the independent circuit and very young at the time.
- The brothers won the CZW Tag Team Championship on July 14, 2001, defeating the original H8 Club at H8 Club: Dead?. Later, they lost to Johnny Kashmere and Justice Pain on July 28, 2001, at What About Lobo?
- Next on, Jay continued on as a singles wrestler and faced Justice Pain for the CZW Heavyweight Championship at September Slam on September 8, which he lost.
- The brothers faced Nick Gage and Nate Hatred (Midnight Outlaws) in Cage of Death 3. At “A Higher Level of Pain” on April 13, 2002, he appeared across the ring from the Midnight Outlaws, tagging with Ruckus against Mark and someone else. Jay and Ruckus won the match.
- On December 11, 2010, at Cage of Death XII, The Briscoes returned to CZW. They challenged newly crowned CZW World Tag Team Champions Philly’s Most Wanted of Blk Jeez and Joker to a title match in January. On February 12, 2011, at “Twelve: The Twelfth Anniversary Event” The Briscoe Brothers defeated Philly’s Most Wanted to become the new CZW World Tag Team Champions. Later, they lost the title back to Philly’s Most Wanted on May 14, 2011. Again, the Briscoes returned to CZW again on November 10, 2012, facing Dave and Jake Crist in a losing effort.
- He made his Jersey All Pro Wrestling (JAPW) debut on March 24, 2001, at “March Madness Night 2” which they lost to Insane Dragon and Dixie teaming with his brother Mark Briscoe. They made three other appearances in JAPW in 2001, and an unsuccessful challenge for Dragon and Dixie’s JAPW Tag Team Championship on June 15 at Here to Stay.
- In 2002, he made his return to JAPW. On July 13, 2002, at Unfinished Business, Jay and Insane Dragon, won the JAPW Tag Team Championship. The Briscoes did not appear for JAPW again until late 2005.
- The brothers’ recent JAPW appearances came in early 2006, losing along with the Outcast Killers to the S.A.T. once again at Wild Card II in a tag team title match, and then at Brotherly Love to the team of Sabu and Sonjay Dutt, a match they also lost. In October 2008, the Briscoes competed at JAPW’s 11th Anniversary Show against LAX (Homicide and Hernandez). During the match, Mark suffered a large gash on the side of his head.
- The Briscoe Brothers (Jay and Mark) have wrestled most extensively for Ring of Honor. He wrestled on ROH’s first-ever show, The Era of Honor Begins, losing to Amazing Red. He then wrestled each of ROH’s next four shows, against Spanky, Tony Mamaluke, Doug Williams, and James Maritato, losing to all but Mamaluke.
- The Brothers’ feud against one another concluded at the First Anniversary Show when Jay defeated Mark in a match, and the two hugged afterward to signify their reunion.
- The Briscoes began, in 2003, to feud with A.J. Styles and Amazing Red, then holders of the ROH Tag Team Championship, losing in title matches at Night of Champions, The Epic Encounter, and Death Before Dishonor. The Brothers took part in the gauntlet match at Glory By Honor 2. They defeated and eliminated the Special K team of Hydro and Angeldust as well as The Ring Crew Express, before being eliminated by the other Special K team in the match, Izzy and Dixie, due to outside interference from Angeldust.
- Since Joe took pinfalls at The Conclusion (to Mark) and The Last Stand (to Jay), both brothers earned shots at his world title.
- They dropped the tag team title to CM Punk and Colt Cabana at ROH’s Chicago-area debut, ROH Reborn: Stage Two. Next, the Briscoes defeated Maff and Whitmer in the fourth match of the night to win the title for a second time and then lost it back to Punk and Cabana in the main event. Likewise, the Brothers both participated in ROH’s inaugural Survival of the Fittest tournament.
- The Briscoe Brothers returned to ROH at the Fourth Anniversary Show in 2006 fighting against Tony Mamaluke, Sal Rinauro, Jason Blade, and Kid Mikaze. They won in their re-debut.
- After that, they feuded for the tag team championship. Later, they lost in three shots against the champions at the time, Austin Aries and Roderick Strong, at Ring of Homicide, Destiny, and Unified. Moreover, they also feuded with Kenta and his partners Davey Richards and Naomichi Marufuji, facing Kenta and Richards at Time to Man Up and Kenta and Marufuji at Glory By Honor V: Night One.
- The Brothers defeated Christopher Daniels and Matt Sydal to win the tag team championship at Fifth Year Festival: Chicago. At the next event, All-Star Extravaganza III, they won the title back from Doi and Shingo. Later, they retained over Steen and Generico in a steel cage match at Caged Rage and in ROH’s first-ever ladder match at Man Up.
- On November 30, the Briscoes had a match that was taped to be included in Undeniable, a tag team title defense against Davey Richards and Rocky Romero, which they won. At Final Battle 2007, the Briscoes lost the ROH World Tag Team Championship to Jimmy Jacobs and Tyler Black of The Age of the Fall. On 12th April 2008, the Brothers won back at Injustice by defeating Richards and Romero.
- On December 19, 2009, at Final Battle 2009, the Briscoes won the ROH World Tag Team Championship for a record sixth time by defeating The American Wolves (Davey Richards and Eddie Edwards). They went on to lose the championship to The Kings of Wrestling (Chris Hero and Claudio Castagnoli) at The Big Bang! pay-per-view on April 3.
- Ring of Honor, on 23rd August 2010, announced that the company had signed the Briscoe Brothers to contract extensions.
- The Briscoe Brothers ended their feud with the Kings of Wrestling on December 18 at Final Battle 2010, where they teamed with their father Mike “Papa” Briscoe in a six-man tag team match, where they defeated Hero, Castagnoli, and their manager Shane Hagadorn.
- On January 25, 2011, Ring of Honor announced that the Briscoe Brothers had signed new contract extensions with the promotion.
- At Final Battle 2011 on December 23, the Briscoes defeated Wrestling’s Greatest Tag Team (Charlie Haas and Shelton Benjamin) to win the ROH World Tag Team Championship for the seventh time. The Briscoe Brothers lost the title back to Haas and Benjamin at Border Wards on 12th May 2012.
- On December 16 at Final Battle 2012: Doomsday, the Briscoe Brothers defeated S.C.U.M. (Jimmy Jacobs and Steve Corino) and Caprice Coleman and Cedric Alexander in a three-way match to win the ROH World Tag Team Championship for the eighth time. The Brothers then lost the title to Bobby Fish and Kyle O’Reilly on March 2, 2013, at the 11th Anniversary Show.
- Jay Briscoe defeated Kevin Steen to become the ROH World Champion on April 5 at Supercard of Honor VII. He made his first successful title defense on May 4, 2013, at Border Wars 2013 against Adam Cole.
- On June 22 at Best in the World 2013, he successfully defended the ROH World Championship against his brother Mark Briscoe. He made another successful title defense against Matt Hardy.
- After his contract expire, he returned to ROH on September 20 at Death Before Dishonor XI to hand the title belt to the winner of the tournament, Adam Cole, who proceeded to attack him afterward. On February 8, 2014, he again defeated Cole to retain his version of the ROH World Championship.
- On March 1, 2015, at the ROH 13th Anniversary Show, Briscoe successfully retained the ROH World Championship defeating Tommaso Ciampa, Michael Elgin, and Hanson in a four-corner survival match. He defeated Samoa Joe in Joe’s return match to Ring of Honor successfully retaining the ROH World Championship on March 27, 2015, at Supercard of Honor IX.
- At Field of Honor, the Briscoes were in a Tag Team Gauntlet match and they were unsuccessful in winning the ROH World Tag Team Championship which included The Addiction (Christopher Daniels and Frankie Kazarian), War Machine (Hanson and Ray Rowe), The All Night Express (Rhett Titus and Kenny King), Chaos (Gedo and Toru Yano), Cheeseburger and Will Ferrara and Leon St. Giovanni and Shaheem Ali.
- The Brothers teamed with Toru Yano and were defeated by Kushida, A. C. H., and Jay White in the first round of the ROH World Six-Man Tag Team Championship Tournament at All-Star Extravaganza VIII.
- The Briscoes unsuccessfully challenged The Young Bucks (Matt Jackson and Nick Jackson) for the ROH World Tag Team Championship at Final Battle.
- On March 11, 2017, The Briscoes and Bully Ray defeated The Kingdom to win the ROH World Six-Man Tag Team Championship. Later, they lost the title to Dalton Castle and The Boys on June 23 at Best in the World.
- On March 9, 2018, at ROH’s 16th Anniversary Show, The Briscoes defeated The Motor City Machine Guns to win the ROH World Tag Team Championship for the ninth time. On 14th October 2018, they lost the titles to So Cal Uncensored (Kazarian and Scorpio Sky).
- On April 1, 2022, at Multiverse of Matches, The Briscoe Brothers made their Impact Wrestling debut, losing to The Good Brothers (Doc Gallows and Karl Anderson).
- On May 7, 2022, they defeated Violent By Design (represented by Eric Young and Deaner) at Under Siege to win the Impact World Tag Team Championship for the first time.
- On December 10, at Final Battle, The Briscoe Brothers defeated FTR in a dog collar match to become record 13-time ROH World Tag Team Champions.
Awards and Achievements
Combat Zone Wrestling
- CZW World Tag Team Championship (2 times) – with Mark Briscoe
- Match of the Year (2012) with Mark Briscoe vs. The Blk Out vs. Los Dramáticos
- Extreme Rising Moment of the Year (2012) with Mark Briscoe Debut in a Cage match against Blk Out and Los Fantásticos
Full Impact Pro
- FIP Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Mark Briscoe
Game Changer Wrestling
- GCW Tag Team Championship (3 times) – with Mark Briscoe
House of Glory
- HOG Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Mark Briscoe
- Impact World Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Mark Briscoe
Jersey All Pro Wrestling
- JAPW Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with The Insane Dragon
National Wrestling Alliance
- Crockett Cup (2022) – with Mark Briscoe
New Japan Pro-Wrestling
- IWGP Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Mark Briscoe
- NEVER Openweight 6-Man Tag Team Championship (2 times) – with Mark Briscoe and Toru Yano
- NWA Wildside Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Mark Briscoe
Premier Wrestling Federation
- PWF United States Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
- PWF United States Heavyweight Championship Tournament (2009)
Pro Wrestling Illustrated
- Ranked No. 7 of the top 500 wrestlers in the PWI 500 in 2015
Pro Wrestling Noah
- GHC Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Mark Briscoe
Pro Wrestling Unplugged
- PWU Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Mark Briscoe
Real Championship Wrestling
- RCW Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Mark Briscoe
- RCW Tag Team Championship Tournament (2009) – with Mark Briscoe
Ring of Honor
- ROH World Championship (2 times)
- ROH World Six-Man Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Bully Ray and Mark Briscoe
- ROH World Tag Team Championship (13 times) – with Mark Briscoe
- Honor Rumble (2009)
ROH Year-End Award (7 times)
- CM Punk Award (2007) – with Mark Briscoe
- Tag Team of the Year (2007) – with Mark Briscoe
- Feud of the Year (2007) – with Mark Briscoe vs. Kevin Steen & El Generico
- Tag Team of the Year (2019) – with Mark Briscoe
- Feud of the Year (2019) – with Mark Briscoe vs. The Guerrillas of Destiny
- Tag Team of the Decade (2010s) – with Mark Briscoe
- Tag Team of the Year (2021) – with Mark Briscoe
- ROH Hall of Fame (class of 2022)
Squared Circle Wrestling
- 2CW Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Mark Briscoe
USA Xtreme Wrestling
- UXW Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Mark Briscoe
Wrestling Observer Newsletter
- Tag Team of the Year (2007) – with Mark Briscoe
Who was Jay Briscoe’s Wife?
Jay Briscoe was a married man. He tied the knot to his beautiful wife, Ashley Pugh. Jay’s wife, Pugh works at Laurel High School. Previously, she used to work for Trinity Logistics. The duo is blessed with four children – two daughters namely Gracie and Jayleigh and two sons namely Murphy Pugh, and Gannon. Prior to the demise of Jay, the family was living a happy life without any disturbances. His sexual orietnation was straight and he was not gay.
How much was Jay Briscoe?
Jay Briscoe was a professional wrestler currently signed to Ring of Honor (ROH). The estimated net worth of Jay is $2 million as of January 2023. His main source of wealth was from wrestling career. He was making his annual salary in thousands of dollars. He was also making a decent sum of wealth from sponsorship deals as well. He lived a lavish lifestyle before his demise.
How tall was Jay Briscoe?
Jay Briscoe was a handsome man who stood at the height of 1.85 m or 6 feet 1 inch. His well-maintained body weight measured 105 kg or 231 lbs. His body type was muscular. His other body size is still to get disclosed yet. His hair color was dark brown and his eye color was brown. He had also inked tattoos on his body which looked very attractive.