Tony Khan on Marc Briscoe's match and the death of Jay Briscoe

“Last week, to be honest, a lot of us were still in shock"

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Tony Khan on Marc Briscoe's match and the death of Jay Briscoe

Tony Khan commented on Mark Briscoe vs. Jay Lethal's match on the Battleground podcast. Khan is looking forward to this match. Expectations are high. “It’s going to be a great match to honor a great man. These two men requested this match, Wednesday would be the 39th birthday of the late, great Jay Briscoe.

His longtime friend and rival, Jay Lethal, and his brother, Mark Briscoe, wanted to have this match to honor the legacy of Jay Briscoe and I fought hard to make it happen and I’m really excited about the match. I believe it’s going to be a great one and it’s great that they’re going to be able to honor the legacy of somebody that everybody in pro wrestling has so much respect for, the great Jay Briscoe, on his 39th birthday.

With everything happening, this is going to be something really great for everybody in the locker room who is rallying around the Briscoe family”. - he said, as quoted by pwmania.com

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Jay Briscoe's death shocked everyone.

It was difficult to function after such news. “Last week, to be honest, a lot of us were still in shock. We were not 24 hours off finding out that Jamin had passed away. Jay Briscoe is somebody that is beloved in the wrestling business and everybody here really liked him and we’ve gotten to know him, many of us at AEW, a lot better in the last year since I acquired Ring of Honor with the Briscoes being the top tag team in the history of Ring of Honor and now the Ring of Honor Tag Team Champions.

The whole thing was a shock to everybody and I think everybody in the locker room immediately tried to rally around Jay’s family, around Mark, and everybody trying to bring good energy together to try and support Jay’s two daughters in their recovery from what was a tragic accident”.

Tomorrow's Dynamite will take place on Jay's 39th birthday. “Thankfully, there has been some positive news about the recovery that Jay’s two daughters are making from the accident. The whole thing has been a shock.

Going into this show, we’ll see how everyone has been coping this past week, but I know it’s not going to be easy”.

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