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Mark Briscoe to make AEW debut to honour brother Jay after wrestler’s death

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MARK BRISCOE will make his All Elite Wrestling debut on Wednesday night in a special fight to honour his brother.

Briscoe’s older sibling and fellow wrestler Jay tragically died in a car accident last week.

The brothers often teamed up together in the ring and celebrated their 13th reign as Ring of Honor Tag Team champions in Jay’s final social media post.

Now AEW will put on a special showdown on Wednesday, on what would have been Jay’s 39th birthday.

His brother Mark will wrestle Jay Lethal on Dynamite – a match requested by both men to celebrate the former wrestler.

Dad-of-seven Delaware man Briscoe was initially not going to be allowed to appear on AEW but a U-turn on the decision was made to honour his brother.

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Jay, real name Jamin Pugh, was a long-time rival and friend of Lethal.

AEW owner Tony Khan – who also has the Jacksonville Jaguars and Fulham in his portfolio – tweeted to reveal the plans for the special event in commemoration of the Ring of Honor star.

It was Khan who also took to social media to confirm the terrible news of Briscoe’s death.

He tweeted: “Sadly, Jamin Pugh has passed away.

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“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.”

Tributes from the wrestling world poured in for Briscoe.

Former ROH owner Cary Silkin tweeted: “I lost one of my kids and the world lost a great man! RIP!”

The Usos tag team wrote: “RIP to the homie Jay Briscoe. Condolences to your family. Rest in paradise.”

And Impact Wrestling ace Josh Alexander added: “One of the nicest, funniest, genuine and talented men I’ve ever met. All we ever talked about was our families. RIP Jay Briscoe.”

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Source: The Sun

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