Mark Briscoe made his AEW debut on Wednesday, taking on Jay Lethal in a bout that paid tribute to Mark's late brother Jay Briscoe. The Briscoes were one-half of the ROH Tag Team Champions and Jay is one of the most important figures in ROH history.
Jay tragically died in a car accident on January 17. His 39th birthday would have been on Wednesday, January 25.
Caprice Coleman, who is a long-time ROH announcer who called Mark's match on Dynamite alongside Ian Riccaboni and Excalibur, shared a video with Mark and his wife at the airport on Thursday morning.
"Y'all already know, family is beyond, been beyond important to me in my life. 23 years, me and my brother have been riding the roads, making towns, hitting different countries. Ain't no way I've been wanting to do this for this long if ain't have my boy with me this whole time. Now, it's time to carry on for him. Family is beyond. This life is temporary. Let's focus on the eternal, not the temporal. My brother ain't with me as he normally has been and normally would be. He's still with me right here [points to his heart]. He ain't gone. If I thought he was gone, I wouldn't be no good. I know he ain't gone. I know he just moved on to the next higher level of existence. That's what keeps me going and keeps me pushing forward," said Mark.
A Message To The Family with @SussexCoChicken #RIPJayBriscoe#MarkBriscoe#ADoseOfColemanism pic.twitter.com/kh2mmWhlZr— --Caprice Coleman-- (@CapriceColeman) January 26, 2023
A donation page was set up for the Pugh family. Fans can donate by clicking here. AEW released a memorial shirt with 100% of the proceeds going to the Pugh family.
Fans can watch the tribute show for Jay by clicking here.
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