Jay Briscoe, the wrestling champion, died in a car accident: he was 38    La Gazzetta dello Sport

Jay Briscoe, the wrestling champion, died in a car accident: he was 38 La Gazzetta dello Sport

Jay Briscoe, born Jamin Pugh, died at the age of 38 after his pickup truck collided with another vehicle of the same type in the town of Laurel, Delaware

Salvatore Malfitano

@malfitoto

January 18th

A horrific car accident took one of the best performers from the world of wrestling, especially in the pairs category. Jay Briscoe, née Jamin Pugh, died at the age of 38 after a fatal collision between his pickup truck and another vehicle of the same type in the town of Laurel, Delaware yesterday at 5:30 p.m. local time (11:30 p.m. Italian). Following the collision, Lillyanne Ternahan, the 27-year-old who was driving the second car that would have caused the collision had she veered into the oncoming lane, also lost her life. Both died instantly, and Briscoe was not wearing a seat belt, according to law enforcement reports. The device, on the other hand, probably prevented worse consequences for the wrestler’s daughters aged 12 and 9; The girls’ mother has revealed through her social profiles that Gracie has had back surgery and is at risk of lower limb paralysis, while Jayleigh has sustained some serious injuries but is in stable condition.

ANNOUNCEMENT AND CAREER

Breaking the news of Jay Briscoe’s death was Tony Khan, owner of Aew and Ring of Honor, the latter association in which he performed alongside his brother Mark. “Unfortunately, Jamin Pugh has passed away. Known to fans as Jay Briscoe, he has been a star of Ring of Honor for over twenty years, from the first show to the present day. Jay and his brother Mark have dominated the federation and reigned as champions until now. We will do everything to support his family. Rest in peace,” wrote Khan, who also owns Fulham. Jay and Mark were reigning tag team champions at Roh, which inducted them into the Hall of Fame last February. The two brothers were in their 13th reign with the category Belts they had also won in other companies such as Impact and New Japan Pro Wrestling Jay Briscoe had also had excellent results individually, winning the title of Ring of Honor World Champion twice.

CORDOLENCE

Jamin Pugh’s untimely and sudden death drew immediate condolences from the entire wrestling world, who, despite various federation rivalries, joined in a message of condolences. Standing out are those of Dax Harwood and Cash Wheeler, bitter rivals in recent years, and those of Triple H, former wrestler and current creative head of WWE, who asked to be remembered during the Nxt show. “An incredible performer who has created a deep connection between wrestling fans around the world. My condolences to Jay Briscoe’s family and friends,” he wrote on social media. Those who knew him have underscored the importance of his role as a mentor, undoubted skill in the ring and the deep bond with the family shaped by his wife Ashley, daughters Gracie and Jayleigh and one other son. Laurel’s community has been so impacted by the tragedy that her daughter’s school is closed today in grief.

DISPUTE

Briscoe was accused of homophobia in May 2013 when he took to social media to attack those who argued it was right to teach your children there was nothing wrong with same-sex marriage. After the episode, the wrestler had apologized and related these types of comments to his character in the ring and not to real life. He then donated his personal earnings from the next two shows to civil rights organization Partners Against Hate and continued to fight for the cause.

Jan 18, 2023 – 8:21 p.m