Mark Briscoe Reflects On First ROH PPV Match Since Losing His Brother Jay Briscoe

Mark Briscoe competed on a Ring of Honor pay-per-view for the first time since losing his brother Jay Briscoe (Jamin Pugh) on January 17.

Mark competed against Samoa Joe for the ROH Television Championship, but unfortunately came up short in his efforts to capture the title.

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Despite losing, Mark was given a standing ovation from the crowd and he embraced his family after the match.

Speaking at the ROH Supercard of Honor media scrum, Mark reflected on wrestling without his brother.

"May 20 would be 23 years that me and my brother had been professional wrestlers. It was the first time after we had the dog collar match with FTR at Final Battle, we had an indie show in Queens against Mane Event at House of Glory later in December. After that, it was the first time in so long that we didn't have a match booked. We knew Supercard was coming and we knew we were going to be on Supercard defending the tag team titles, but we didn't have anything on the indies. It was a strange moment of, as weird as it sounds, peace. My brother, when we had a match coming up, I don't want this to sound wrong, but he didn't have peace. He was always so ready to go. He called me up, 'we gotta cut this promo, let's put a tweet out,' whatever it may be. This was a weird little season where we knew Supercard was a few months away, but we didn't have a match yet. He was chilling. Jay Briscoe, this is no knock because of his passion, he was rarely chillin. He was always focused on the next match and next opponent and next promo. What was next was Supercard and it was yet to be known what Supercard was going to entail for the Briscoe Brothers. Here we are, Supercard wrapped up. We're about winning, we're about championships, we're about making the family proud and the legacy," he said.

Mark continued, "One thing that I'm not going to do is sit here and pout. Samoa Joe is a hell of a fighter. If you think I'm done with Samoa Joe because he beat me tonight, you can forget about that. I can feel my brother. It's not like I wonder about him because I can feel him. Even more so than before, 'you always hear the commentary, the Briscoe Brothers, they don't even have to speak words, they grunt and snarl and know what each other is talking about.' Now, more than ever, Jay is in me. It might sound weird, but it's the God's honest truth. I felt him out there tonight, just like I do every day in my life, but especially when I'm between them ropes. That's something we shared since we were three, four, five years old. Now, it's like, where do we go from here? That's where he's like, 'Pick yourself up, let's go.' It's strange and I'm just starting to learn how this new thing works, but he's right here with me."

Mark said that Jay is doing better than him right now because he wrestled Samoa Joe while Jay wrestled Eddie Guerrero.

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