By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Ring of Honor legendary wrestler Jamin Pugh has passed away. He was 38.
An official cause of death has not been announced yet. However, according to media reports, Pugh, who was commonly known as Jay Briscoe, passed away in a car accident.
The incident happened around 5:30 pm EST on Tuesday, January 17th. The incident happened in Laurel, Sussex County, Delaware.
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For background, Laurel, Delaware is just five minutes drive from Sandy Fork, Delaware, where they are billed from. Laurel, Delaware is located nearly an hour away from the State capital in Dover, Delaware.
“It is with a heavy heart that we mourn the tragic passing of Jamin Pugh, known to wrestling fans around the world as Jay Briscoe,” All Elite Wrestling said in a Facebook post. “Our thoughts are with his family, his friends, and his fans.”
The accident happened just eight days before his 39th birthday. At the time of publication, we do not have much information on the accident. According to published reports, Pugh and another individual was killed in the accident.
The Briscoe Brothers had posted on social media earlier on Tuesday. They shared a beanie with the “13X” sign that meant they were 13-time Tag Team Champions.
They were the ROH World Tag Team Champions. The duo also held the Combat Zone Wrestling World Tag Team Championships twice, Full Impact Pro Tag Team Championship once, and Game Changer Wrestling Tag Team Champions three times. They also held the House of Glory, Impact Wrestling, Jersey All Pro Wrestling, New Japan Pro Wrestling, NWA Wildside, Pro Wrestling Unplugged, and Real Championship Wrestling Tag Team Championships once.
Pugh has been wrestling since May 20th, 2000. He was also known as Kenny Murdoch before keeping the Jay Briscoe name.
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The Briscoe Brothers were billed from Sandy Fork, Delaware.
“Sadly, Jamin Pugh has passed away,” All Elite Wrestling CEO and Ring of Honor Owner Tony Khan said on Twitter. “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.”
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