Mark Briscoe will not be allowed to appear yet All elite wrestlingEven after the death of his brother Jay.
Jay Briscoe Died in a car accident Just minutes from Jay’s home in Laurel, Delaware, when a vehicle driving the other way crossed into his lane last week.
Briscoe was 38 at the time of her death, and her daughters, who were in the car at the time, have since undergone surgery.
The Briscoes were one of the most popular tag teams of their era but were banned from appearing for AEW.
The decision was made by AEW’s partners at Warner Bros. Discovery, who did not want to make controversial statements from Jay’s past.
In June 2011, Jay caused controversy when he tweeted “Lots of f*gs out in New York today” and would share similar homophobic messages after Hurricane Irene.
When the Delaware Senate passed a bill allowing same-sex couples to marry in May 2013, Briscoe said “Try and teach my kids that there’s nothing wrong with that and I’ll shoot you.”
After considerable backlash, Briscoe explained these comments as his redneck heel character and not reflecting his personal beliefs on homosexuality.
Briscoe has also agreed to donate his entire salary from the next two shows to the charity Partners Against Hate.
In 2021, Ian Riccaboni said “If people only knew how Jay is a leader in the locker room supporting and championing all talent, especially LGBTQ+ talent.”
After his death this month, Dave Meltzer said that Briscoe was considered to have completely reformed his views on the LGBTQ+ community and that he enjoyed the support of LGBTQ+ wrestlers.
Banned from AEW
Although Jey commented that Briscoe was banned by the WBD, his brother Mark would suffer the consequences.
on Wrestling Observer RadioBrian Alvarez read and asked if Mark would be allowed on AEW TV and to join the roster after Jay’s death.
“I already know the answer. The answer is no. OK? Can’t say much more. It might change, but that’s the answer.”
Both Meltzer and Alvarez were clearly disappointed, and Meltzer said he expected the change.