AEW will honor Jay Briscoe with a tribute match this week … simply days after the wrestling star tragically died in a automotive crash.
AEW honcho Tony Khan introduced the main points of the match on Tuesday … explaining Jay’s brother and tag crew accomplice, Mark Briscoe, will battle Jay Lethal on Wednesday night time in Lexington, Kentucky to honor Jay Briscoe.
Khan stated in a tweet that Mark and Lethal, a longtime pal/rival of JB, wished to battle each other to have fun the life and legacy of their brother and up to date within the business.
Tomorrow 1/25 Lexington KY Live on TBS 8pm ET/7pm CT Wednesday Night #AEWDynamite
Mark Briscoe vs Jay Lethal
Requested by each males to have fun the life + legacy of the late nice Jay Briscoe on his thirty ninth birthday, his longtime pal/rival Jay Lethal vs his brother Mark Briscoe pic.twitter.com/uzeQ0L4t5h
Jay and Mark have been Ring of Honor World Tag Team Champions on the time of his tragic demise … and received a number of championships collectively all through their storied careers.
As we beforehand reported, 38-year-old Jay Briscoe — actual title is Jamin Pugh — died in a automotive crash on Jan. 17 in Laurel, Delaware, after a 2019 Chevy Silverado collided together with his automobile head-on.
Tributes, donations and remembrances have poured in for the previous wrestler and his household because the tragedy … with the AEW even releasing shirts to assist increase funds for the Pughs in wake of the accident.
“The Pugh family lost a husband, a father, a brother, a son,” the promotion stated after unveiling the shirts, “and in an effort to both honor Jay’s memory as well as support those left behind, we are offering this ‘Reach For The Sky’ t-shirt with 100% of the proceeds going to benefit the Pugh family as they cope with this tragic loss.”
Wednesday would have been Jay’s thirty ninth birthday.