Tony Khan On Jay Briscoe Memorial Show, Briscoes On AEW TV

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The wrestling world lost Jamin Pugh (Jay Briscoe) in a fatal car accident on January 17th. The next night, following AEW Dynamite and Rampage, the promotion filmed matches that will be part of a Jay Briscoe tribute show. As it stands right now, all that’s known about the tribute show is that it will air for free on YouTube and HonorClub.

Speaking on “Busted Open Radio,” AEW President Tony Khan provided an update on Jay’s tribute show. The show will be three hours long. It will feature those matches filmed on January 18th, highlights from Jay’s career, and comments from his peers. Khan has promised that more details will come following the January 25th episode of AEW Dynamite.

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Khan also spoke about wanting the Briscoes to appear on AEW television to better build their rivalry with FTR. As has been widely reported, Warner Bros. Discovery were against the Briscoes appearing on AEW television due to past homophobic comments made by Jay in 2013. Jay apologized for those comments multiple times before his passing.

The Briscoes and FTR had a trilogy of matches in 2022, all of which took place at ROH events. Speaking of the feud between the two teams, Tony Khan said:

“They had great matches and it’s hard to pick. It’s one of my favorite trilogies of all time. What they did last year in Ring of Honor, to have the amazing Tag Team Title match at Super Card of Honor, the great two-out-of-three falls match at Death Before Dishonor, and then at Final Battle, to have the incredible dog collar match, I think the trilogy will stand the test of time. I wanted to be able to do more to build these matches up on television, I really did. Within the best of my abilities, I tried to build the matches up and at least give them the platform to be able to have these matches even if we couldn’t do all the promos and stories on television that we wanted to.”

Funeral services for Jay will take place Sunday, January 29th at Laurel High School in Laurel, Delaware. A candlelight vigil is scheduled for Wednesday night at the Lee Elliott Worship Center in Laurel. A donation page for the Pugh family can be found here. AEW also released a memorial shirt on Monday with 100% of the proceeds going to the Pugh family.

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