Mark Briscoe Honors His Late Brother Jay In AEW Debut

 Matthew Carlins

Mark Briscoe made his AEW debut throughout Wednesday evening’s “Dynamite” underneath probably the most heartbreaking of circumstances. Simply over every week after Mark’s older brother Jay was killed in a multi-vehicle crash that claimed the lifetime of one other driver and left Jay’s daughters critically injured, the youthful Briscoe stepped inside an AEW ring for the primary time on what would have been Jay’s thirty ninth birthday.

Mark’s opponent in the principle occasion of Wednesday’s “Dynamite” was one other longtime Ring of Honor star, Jay Deadly. The closing moments of the match noticed Mark drive Deadly via the timekeeper’s desk along with his signature Froggy Bow elbow drop from the highest turnbuckle. Again within the ring, Mark used the J-Driller, his brother Jay’s ending maneuver, to pin Deadly for the win.

After the match, Mark spoke right into a ringside digital camera, telling Jay Briscoe’s youngsters – Gracie, Jayleigh, and Gannon – he loves them and to “maintain your heads up.” Mark then despatched a message to his late brother, calling him by his actual identify, Jamin, and telling him he loves him.

As Mark saluted followers following his victory, many members of the AEW locker room and backstage crew, together with Tony Khan, got here out on the doorway stage to applaud each Mark and Jay Deadly.

The presentation of the principle occasion was wealthy in ROH aesthetics, with the corporate’s broadcast group, Ian Riccaboni and Caprice Coleman, becoming a member of Excalibur on commentary and longtime ROH ring announcer Bobby Cruise was readily available for the introductions. Earlier within the present, a video tribute to Jay Briscoe was proven.

Final Wednesday evening, a particular Jay Briscoe Tribute and Celebration of Life present was recorded. It’s scheduled to premier on ROH’s YouTube channel Thursday at 1AM ET. 

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