In an unexpected twist to the All Elite Wrestling (AEW) landscape, an AEW referee is set to participate in one of the most unconventional trios matches in AEW history. This offbeat match-up will also mark the inaugural in-ring appearance of an AEW star's father, promising fans a truly unique spectacle.
This intriguing turn of events unfolded at Double Or Nothing when Jeff Jarrett and Jay Lethal, backed by Sonjay Dutt, Satnam Singh, and Karen Jarrett, challenged FTR for the AEW Tag Team Championship. As anticipated with Jarrett's ensemble, the course of the match was anything but straightforward.
Referee Mark Briscoe: Accidental Guitar Strike
The face-off was officiated by referee Mark Briscoe, who swiftly found himself at odds with the devious tactics of Dutt and Singh. In an unexpected turn, Briscoe was accidentally struck by a guitar swing from Jeff Jarrett while attempting to remove the disruptive duo from the ringside.
As FTR assumed dominance in the match, AEW referee Aubrey Edwards hurriedly intervened to substitute for the incapacitated Briscoe. However, she was obstructed by Dutt and Karen Jarrett, who dealt a damaging guitar blow to Edwards' head.
The unfolding chaos moved backstage during the June 2nd edition of Rampage, where Jarrett's group was engrossed in a discussion about potential fines and suspensions following Karen Jarrett's egregious actions. Their deliberations were interrupted by Mark Briscoe, who relayed Tony Khan's decision to abstain from doldrums, enabling them to face repercussions in the ring.
Briscoe expressed keen interest in settling the score with Jeff Jarrett and introduced Aubrey Edwards as the one eager to retaliate against Karen Jarrett. The confrontation between Edwards and Karen escalated rapidly, leading to an intense skirmish that demanded immediate intervention to defuse.
During the June 9th edition of Rampage, it was announced in a heated in-ring standoff between Mark Briscoe and Jarrett's faction that a trios match had been confirmed. This intriguing match will feature Jeff Jarrett, Karen Jarrett, and Jay Lethal pitted against Mark Briscoe, Aubrey Edwards, and Mark's father, Papa Briscoe.
Undoubtedly, this event will be remembered as a milestone in AEW history, marking the competitive debut of Papa Briscoe in an AEW ring.