AEW and ROH President Tony Khan shared some news today, announcing that Mark Briscoe will wrestle for the first time in AEW on Wednesday’s episode of Dynamite when he steps into the ring with Jay Lethal.
Khan wrote, “Tomorrow 1/25. Lexington KY. Live on TBS. 8pm ET/7pm CT. Wednesday Night #AEWDynamite. Mark Briscoe vs Jay Lethal. Requested by both men to celebrate the life + legacy of the late great Jay Briscoe on his 39th birthday, his longtime friend/rival Jay Lethal vs his brother Mark Briscoe.”
As was previously noted, Khan made several attempts to get The Briscoes on AEW Dynamite in the past but Warner Bros. Discovery wouldn’t allow it because of Jay’s homophobic tweets from over a decade ago. He apologized for the tweets over the years.
Jay’s daughters are improving after the car wreck that took his life and the life of another driver last week.
Yep, AEW just confirmed WBD changed its policy on Mark Briscoe and he's allowed to appear going forward.
— Dave Meltzer (@davemeltzerWON) January 24, 2023
Here is the updated card for this week’s episode of AEW Dynamite:
TNT Title Match: Darby Allin (c) vs. Buddy Matthews
Bryan Danielson vs. Brian Cage
Chris Jericho & Sammy Guevara vs. Ricky Starks & Action Andretti
Britt Baker vs. Ruby Soho vs. Toni Storm
Ethan Page and Matt Hardy vs. Jungle Boy Jack Perry and Hook
Family therapy with The Gunns/The Acclaimed
Jay Lethal vs. Mark Briscoe