Mark Briscoe Says He Considered Retirement After Jay Briscoe's Passing, 'I Got To Carry On For Him'

Mark Briscoe considered retiring from wrestling after his brother's tragic passing.

In January 2023, Jay Briscoe tragically passed away after being involved in a car accident. At the time, Briscoe was on another legendary tag team run with his brother, Mark Briscoe, where the duo were the current ROH World Tag Team Champions.

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The Briscoes had won the titles just weeks before Jay's passing, as they defeated FTR in a Double Dog Collar match at ROH's Final Battle pay-per-view.

While speaking to the Under The Ring podcast for a new interview, Mark Briscoe revealed that he considered hanging up the boots after Jay's passing.

“That was my first thought. My very first thought was, I’m not ever wrestling again. But it didn’t take long, it really didn’t take long at all for me to reconsider and change my mind there once I got thinking about what he’d want me to do. My initial reaction was, I’m never wrestling again, I don’t ever wanna wrestle again. Like I said, when I thought about what he would’ve wanted me to do, yeah, I can’t not wrestle. I can’t just quit at this point, I gotta carry on for him.”

Mark Briscoe is set to challenge Eddie Kingston for the ROH World Championship at the upcoming ROH Supercard Of Honor pay-per-view. Check out the updated lineup for that show here.

Furthermore, Mark Briscoe is set to team with Adam Copeland and Eddie Kingston against the House Of Black at AEW Dynasty. Learn more here.

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