Veteran professional wrestler killed in car accident

 January 18, 2023

Wrestling fans were left in mourning this week upon learning that longtime wrestler Jamin Pugh, better known by his ring name Jay Briscoe, had passed away. 

According to the Washington Examiner, the 38-year-old athlete was killed in a car accident in Delaware late Tuesday afternoon.

Daughter left in critical condition

Briscoe's daughter was in the vehicle with her father as they traveled back from a cheerleading competition and was reportedly left in critical condition.

Briscoe and his younger brother Mark Briscoe both worked for the professional wrestling promotion Ring of Honor, which was purchased by All Elite Wrestling last year.

All Elite Wrestling owner and CEO Tony Khan released a statement in which he said the company would "do whatever we can to support his family."

Colleagues share fond memories of Briscoe

Tributes to Briscoe quickly appeared on social media, with professional wrestling legend Matt Hardy tweeting that "was honored" to have worked with his fallen colleague.

Veteran wrestler and WWE executive Triple H spoke up as well, saying that Briscoe "created a deep connection with wrestling fans across the globe."

WWE star Ettore "Big E" Ewen recalled how he and others "certainly studied & 'borrowed' from the Briscoe Brothers," adding that they "left an indelible mark on tag team wrestling."

Meanwhile, the wrestling themed Public Enemies Podcast released a video of Briscoe with his daughter, calling him "an amazing father."

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