following The untimely death of Jay BriscoeThe professional wrestling world pushed for his brother Mark to appear on AEW television, and so did AEW CEO Tony Khan, it seems.
Early reports confirmed that Warner Bros. Discovery — the parent company of both TBS and TNT — Strongly against the Briscoes appeared Due to homophobic tweets made by Jay in 2013 on AEW programming which he later addressed and apologized for. Instead, AEW interrupted to air a tribute show for Jay Briscoe on “Dynamite” last Wednesday. Instead, Khan combined Tribute show aired on Honor Club Streaming service and YouTube channel of Ring of Honor.
Despite pushback from WBD, Khan confirmed he “fought hard” to make sure Mark Briscoe got the chance to honor his brother. “Dynamite,” Wednesday night. Mark will face longtime friend and rival Jay LethalAs requested by two persons.
“I am really excited about the match,” Khan said “Battlefield Podcast.” “I believe it’s going to be a great one and I think it’s great that they’re going to be able to honor the legacy of someone that everyone in pro wrestling has so much respect for, the great Jay Briscoe. On his 39th birthday, this Wednesday night on ‘Dynamite’ on TBS, And with everything, it’s going to be something really great for everybody in the locker room who is rallying around the Briscoe family.”
Khan also recalled the “shock” he felt upon hearing of Jay’s death but said “it’s a beautiful thing” that “everyone can come together on ‘Dynamite’ on Wednesday night and honor Jay Briscoe’s life and legacy.”
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