They will always be Dem Boys. Tonight’s episode of AEW Dynamite featured a tribute to Jay Briscoe, as his brother Mark, made his AEW debut against their longtime friend and rival, Jay Lethal.
This tribute match came just over a week after Jay Briscoe passed away in a car accident at the age of 38. Ironically, the show also happened to be taking place on what would have been Jay’s 39th birthday.
The finish of the match came when Mark Briscoe connected with The Froggy Bow through the timekeeper’s table. He then rolled Lethal into the ring, and after a series of maneuvers, Briscoe planted Lethal with The Jay Driller to pick up the victory.
Following the match, the entire AEW locker room came on stage and gave a round of applause to both competitors. Several of them also hugged Lethal as he came up to the top of the entrance ramp.
You can see a couple of videos of the tribute below:
AEW did this exactly right and it was a beautiful way to pay tribute to someone who left this earth far too soon. The video package paying tribute to Jay Briscoe, along with the tag match at the end of the show, was both incredibly classy, and a truly special moment. It had to be very hard for both Mark Briscoe, and Jay Lethal to go out there and do what they did, and they both did a phenomenal job. Bravo to everyone involved in what was a brilliant way to pay tribute to a fantastic wrestler and person!
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