Details Behind AEW Lexington, Jay Briscoe Tribute

The Jay Briscoe tribute went off well, and many things were changed to accommodate it on AEW Dynamite.

Prior to Tuesday, it didn't look like the tribute or Mark Briscoe's match was happening, but AEW moved many things around to make it a reality. Ian Riccaboni was booked for the show Tuesday, and flew in just hours before the show.

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Talent we spoke to believed that Mark Briscoe could have been on Dynamite himself before Jay's passing, but we've since been told that wasn't the case. The new WBD bosses were said to have been helpful in Tony Khan's big efforts to make the Mark Briscoe appearance happen.

Darby Allin vs. Buddy Matthews was originally scheduled to main event, and had some time trimmed in order to help make room for the Mark Briscoe vs. Jay Lethal match. We're told the Gunns/Acclaimed video was also longer, and was trimmed to make some time. One source told us that it was impressive how they were able to provide Mark Briscoe and Jay Lethal as much time as they needed without compromising anything else that was advertised.

Those we spoke to were very happy with the show.

We're told Kenny Omega wanted to be there, but had been battling visa issues, which have since been resolved. FTR had already been scheduled to be backstage at the show.

Dalton Castle was at the show and came to sit front row to cheer on Mark Briscoe.

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