Report: Tony Khan Planned To Push The Briscoes As The Cornerstones Of ROH In 2023
The Briscoes were set to be heavily featured in Tony Khan’s ROH in 2023
The Briscoes became Ring of Honor World Tag Team Champions for the 13th time at ROH Final Battle 2022, capping off a triumphant year for the ROH originals.
Writing in the wake of Jay Briscoe’s passing this week, Dave Meltzer reported in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter that Tony Khan planned on using the ROH Hall of Famers as cornerstones of the brand in 2023, building around the team as a new era of Ring of Honor was ushered in.
Khan himself said the following to Meltzer about his vision for The Briscoes: “It sucks, it’s really terrible,” said Khan. “A major focus for Ring of Honor in 2023 was going to be the Briscoes and I still want to honour the life and career of Jay and the legacy of the Briscoes.”
Khan also said the following about Jay Briscoe - real name Jamin Pugh:
“He was a great guy, a really nice person and incredibly well liked by his peers,” said Khan. “I found Jay and Mark to be two of the nicest people backstage and most respected pro wrestlers by their peers, and by the fans at the live shows. It was a pleasure working with them in Ring of Honor.
“Many of the people in AEW had worked with Jay in different promotions, many in Ring of Honor, or in other promotions all over the wold. Everyone had good things to say about him. Everyone loved working with the Briscoes and loved being around Jay and Mark.”