An Incredible Performer: Jay Briscoe, a Wrestler From Ring of Honor, Has Passed Away at the Age of 38.

Jamin Pugh, also known by his stage name Jay Briscoe, a professional wrestler who competed in Ring of Honor for 20 years, passed away at the age of 38. 

The owner and CEO of All Elite Wrestling, Tony Khan, who purchased Ring of Honor in March 2022, announced the news of his death in a statement on Twitter on Tuesday.

"It is with great sadness that I inform you that Jamin Pugh has passed away. He was known to fans as Jay Briscoe and was a star in Ring of Honor (ROH) for more than 20 years, from the very first show until today," Khan wrote in a statement on Twitter. 

"Jay and his brother Mark dominated ROH, holding championship titles until the present day. We will do everything we can to support his family during this difficult time. Rest in peace, Jamin."

Jay Briscoe, along with his brother Mark, joined Ring of Honor Wrestling (ROH) in 2002 and formed the successful tag team duo known as "The Briscoe Brothers." At the time, Jay was 18 and Mark was 17, and they competed in the company since its first ever show.

"We are deeply saddened by the tragic passing of Jamin Pugh, who was known to wrestling fans around the world as Jay Briscoe," All Elite Wrestling stated in a statement. "Our thoughts and condolences go out to his family, friends and fans during this difficult time."

The Briscoe Brothers are widely considered to be the greatest tag team duo in the history of Ring of Honor (ROH). They hold the record for most ROH World Tag Team Championship title reigns at 13, and they held the titles for a combined total of 1,413 days. They recently regained the tag team title in December with a Double Dog Collar match against FTR's Cash Wheeler and Dax Harwood.

"I've been in tears since I heard the news. I just don't have the words. Rest in Peace Jay," Wheeler wrote on Twitter on Tuesday evening. Harwood shared a photo of The Briscoe Brothers and FTR sharing a drink in the locker room together and wrote: "I love you, Jay."

People in the wrestling community are continuing to express their condolences. 

Paul "Triple H" Levesque said on Twitter that Jay Briscoe was "an incredible performer who created a deep connection with wrestling fans across the globe." 

Matt Hardy said he is "DEVASTATED" by the news of Jay Briscoe's death and that he felt honored to have worked with him many times. He also said that Jay loved his wife and children more than anything, and that he was heartbroken for his family.

Jay Briscoe and his brother Mark were inducted into the first class of the Ring of Honor (ROH) Hall of Fame last year.

ROH said in their Hall of Fame induction statement that the Briscoes were not just defined by their impressive championship record, but also as the heart and soul of ROH and an embodiment of the company's standard of excellence within the ring. 

The statement further said, whether they were performing in front of a small crowd at a community center or a sold-out crowd at Madison Square Garden, Jay and Mark Briscoe always gave their all and sacrificed their bodies to make sure the audience got their money's worth.

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