Jay Briscoe, Ring of Honor wrestling champion, dies in car crash

 

Ring of Honor (ROH) champion Jay Briscoe was killed in a car crash on Tuesday in Delaware – he was 38.

Briscoe, whose real name was Jamin Pugh, joined ROH in 2002, and was one-half of the promotion’s World Tag Team Champion along with his brother Mark Briscoe (real name Mark Pugh).

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Wrestlers Jay Briscoe and Mark Briscoe visit the SiriusXM Studios on April 4, 2019, in New York City.
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It was the brothers’ 13th reign as tag-team champs.

Briscoe was also a two-time solo champion with ROH and a six-man 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,” WWE chief content officer Paul Levesque – better known as Triple H – tweeted on Tuesday.

He reportedly is one of two people who died in the wreck.

Jay Briscoe was a two-time solo champion with ROH and a six-man tag-team champion.
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Pro Wrestling Illustrated ranked Briscoe seventh in its top 500 wrestlers of 2015, and was inducted into ROH’s Hall of Fame last year.