The great wrestling star, Jay Briscoe, died in a car accident a few days ago. This is news that surprised everyone. Briscoe has been part of the wrestling scene for many years and has left a big mark on everyone. There are many messages of condolence, and we will convey some of them.
Seth Rollins, also one of the stars of the wrestling scene, is saddened by the death of his friend, about whom he has only words of praise. "Being in the ring with Jay Briscoe got me my first ROH contract. He and Mark being so selfless helped Jimmy [Jacobs] and I find our footing as AOTF [Age of the Fall tag team].
Without him, I don’t know if Tyler Black could ever have been Seth Rollins. After I signed with WWE, Jay would come to the Salisbury house shows to drink beer and to hoot and holler. He loved the business and he was a great human and friend.
Bigger than that he was an absolutely adoring father and husband. He had a twinkle in his eye and hug waiting for me no matter how long we went without seeing each other. I’m crushed knowing that warmth is gone. My thoughts are with his family and friends.
He was special”. - Rollins wrote on Twitter.
Big Damo on Jay Briscoe
Big Damo spoke to Steve Fall's Ten Count about Briscoe and what a character he was. Briscoe was a man who left a positive impression on everyone who knew him.
“I’m struggling really to be honest. A lot of his closer friends, you know, is taking a long time to, to really resonate with it all. Because it’s such a shock. It can happen to any of us in a car, you know, and that’s the sad and true part of it.
He’s an incredible father, he was bringing his kids to cheerleading practice, you know what I mean? It’s awful to hear and it’s worse, because for those of us who have met him [and] for those of us who’ve wanted to wrestle them, that can’t happen."- he said, as quoted by pwmania.com "At least we’re blessed that there were so many incredible marches by the Briscoe brothers and you’ve got the chance of going back and watching all of them.
It doesn’t fill a gap that is obviously going to be missed. He was really about to enter his prime at 38 years old. He literally could have went anywhere in the world and had much of the night and it’s sad that a great wrestling mind is gone.
I’m hoping that this may be a wake up call for a lot of people who may be taking stupid risks recently, that it could be the most mundane task that could be the last you do so maybe you don’t need to take that risk”.