The wrestling world lost Jamin Pugh (Jay Briscoe) in a deadly automobile mishap on January 17th. The next night, following AEW Dynamite and Rampage, the promo shot matches that will belong to a Jay Briscoe homage program. As it stands today, all that’s understood about the homage program is that it will air totally free on YouTube and HonorClub.
Speaking on Busted Open Radio, AEW President Tony Khan offered an upgrade on Jay’s homage program. The program will be 3 hours long. It will include those matches shot on January 18th, highlights from Jay’s profession, and remarks from his peers. Khan has actually assured that more information will come following the January 25th episode of AEW Dynamite.
Khan likewise discussed desiring the Briscoes to appear on AEW tv to much better construct their competition with FTR. As has actually been extensively reported, Warner Bros. Discovery protested the Briscoes appearing on AEW tv due to previous homophobic remarks made by Jay in 2013. Jay excused those remarks several times prior to his death.
The Briscoes and FTR had a trilogy of matches in 2022, all of which occurred at ROH occasions. Mentioning the fight in between the 2 groups, Tony Khan stated:
“They had excellent matches and it’s tough to select. It’s one of my preferred trilogies of perpetuity. What they did in 2015 in Ring of Honor, to have the remarkable Tag Team Title match at Super Card of Honor, the excellent two-out-of-three falls match at Death Before Dishonor, and after that at Final Battle, to have the extraordinary canine collar match, I believe the trilogy will stand the test of time. I wished to have the ability to do more to construct these compare on tv, I truly did. Within the very best of my capabilities, I attempted to construct the compare and a minimum of provide the platform to be able to have these matches even if we could not do all the discounts and stories on tv that we wished to.”
Funeral services for Jay will happen Sunday, January 29th at Laurel High School in Laurel, Delaware. A candlelight vigil is arranged for Wednesday night at the Lee Elliott Worship Center in Laurel. A contribution page for the Pugh household can be discovered here. AEW likewise launched a memorial t-shirt on Monday with 100% of the earnings going to the Pugh household.
(h/t to Fightful)