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How did Jay Briscoe die? Wrestler Jamin Pugh, one half of Ring of Honor tag team, dead at 38

Jay Briscoe is one of four wrestlers to have twice held the ROH World Championship alongside Austin Aries, Adam Cole, and Jay Lethal
UPDATED JAN 18, 2023
Jamin Pugh who is popularly known as Jay Briscoe died at 38 (DEM Boys/ Twitter)
Jamin Pugh who is popularly known as Jay Briscoe died at 38 (DEM Boys/ Twitter)

SAN FRANSISCO, CALIFORNIA: Wrestler Jamin Pugh who is popular by his ring name Jay Briscoe died at 38 on Tuesday, Janaury 17. The wrestling star is currently signed to Ring of Honor and also works for New Japan Pro-Wrestling. Jay is also one of four wrestlers to have twice held the ROH World Championship alongside Austin Aries, Adam Cole, and Jay Lethal.

According to 411 Mania, he won many titles along with Mark Briscoe. They are 13-time ROH World Tag Team Champions, including their current reign. Meanwhile, Jay was also a two-time ROH World Champion and had a run with the ROH World Six-Mag Tag Team Titles with Mark and Bully Ray.


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How did Jay Briscoe aka Jamin Pugh die?

Jay died in a car accident in Laurel, Delaware, around 5.30 pm on Tuesday, reported The Sun. A tweet from Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter read, "Tony Khan tweeted the death of Jay Briscoe in an auto accident. Two people in car died in an accident at 5:30 p.m. in Laurel, Maryland. Just horribly tragic news."


Jay and Mark made their debut for Combat Zone Wrestling at Delaware Invasion on January 20, 2001. The 38-year-old was also part of the Jersey All-Pro Wrestling. Ring of Honor and All Elite Wrestling promotions owner Tony Khan confirmed the death of the wrestler. Khan tweeted, "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."


'One of the best tag team wrestlers'

The Internet quickly reacted to his tragic death. Famous Wrestler, Sonny Kiss said, "Quality man that we lost. So very heartbreaking. My deepest condolences to all his loved ones." "In the short time that I’ve known of the Briscoes, I can say without a doubt, they are one of the greats, and an absolutely phenomenal team. Gutwrenching loss for the wrestling world. Rest easy Jay Briscoe," wrote a user. Another read, " Horrible, devastating news. I'm so sorry. For him, his family, friends, and everyone who knew him and loved him. And for those who loved to cheer him on. I'm so deeply sorry for your loss. Unimaginable."

A user tweeted, "Absolutely gutted... 38 is just way too young One of the best tag team wrestlers of the last 20 years easily. The FTR feud was and is an instant classic. Dude had a lot more to give, and ultimately was a man with a family. Rest in Peace, thank you for everything, "Man Up!"."Life can be so cruel sometimes. Nothing is promised. I can’t imagine what his family is going through. All thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends. Rest In Peace, Jamin," added another.

A user said, "This is horrible. One of the best tag wrestlers of this generation. RIP." "I think you can always tell someone’s character by how others mourn them. And in that I think it’s clear he was cherished by a lot of people. For that, all the best well wishes to his family and especially Mark. Condolences," stated a user. "Rip Jamin I was at the ROH ppv in Lowell this year. So sad to hear this news," claimed another. 









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