Despite a report from WarnerMedia that the Briscoes were not welcome on AEW Television, viewers will indeed see Mark Briscoe celebrate his late brother Jay this Wednesday on “AEW Dynamite.”
Dave Meltzer of The Wrestling Observer Although AEW president Tony Khan wanted to put the Briscoe Brothers on television, it was a “no” from WarnerMedia. however, Khan just tweeted Very happy to announce that Mark Briscoe will be a big part of this week’s “Dynamite”, as he takes on Jay Lethal.
“Both men request to celebrate the life + legacy of his longtime friend/rival Jay Lethal vs. his brother Mark Briscoe on what would have been the late great Jay Briscoe’s 39th birthday,” Khan wrote.
Jay Briscoe tragically died in an auto accident last Tuesday. The night after “Dynamite,” the talent took it upon themselves to honor their beloved colleague as much as possible. Although it was not televised, Khan held a memorial show following “Dynamite” for Jay Briscoe, who is survived by his wife, son and two daughters. his daughters, Gracie and Jelly, both seriously injured in the accident. Thankfully, both are on the road to recovery.
AEW isn’t the only wrestling company that honors Jay. When news of his death broke, “WWE NXT” took a moment to offer their condolences to the Briscoe family, and many wrestlers followed their AEW counterparts in donning the “Jay” armband on “WWE SmackDown” this past Friday.
Mark Briscoe made the comments Monday to family friend Josh Wharton Faith has helped the family through this difficult time.