Seth Rollins has credited his WWE profession progress to Jay Briscoe.
The previous world champion labored with the late Ring of Honor legend – who tragically died aged 38 in a automobile crash on Tuesday (17.01.23) – and his brother Mark in ROH throughout Seth’s run alongside Jimmy Rave within the Age of the Fall group.
In a prolonged tribute on Twitter, he wrote: “Being within the ring with Jay Briscoe bought me my first ROH contract.
“He and Mark being so selfless helped Jimmy and I discover our footing as AOTF. With out him, I don’t know if Tyler Black may ever have been Seth Rollins.
“After I signed with WWE, Jay would come to the Salisbury home exhibits to drink beer and to hoot and holler. He cherished the enterprise and he was an ideal human and good friend. Greater than that he was a completely adoring father and husband.
“Jay was a kind of individuals who was all the time legitimately glad to see ya. He had a twinkle in his eye and hug ready for me irrespective of how lengthy we went with out seeing one another.
“I’m crushed understanding that heat is gone. My ideas are together with his household and pals. He was particular.”
The same sentiment was shared by Seth’s fellow WWE star Sami Zayn, who additionally labored with the Briscoe Brothers in Ring of Honor.
He tweeted: “I don’t have the phrases proper now to correctly convey my sorrow. I really like Jay and Mark Briscoe. At all times have. I wouldn’t be right here with out them.
“I’m very fortunate to have shared the ring [and] shared so many laughs with Jay Briscoe and I’m so unhappy to know neither will occur once more. RIP my good friend.”
WWE boss Triple H added: “An unbelievable performer who created a deep reference to wrestling followers throughout the globe. My condolences to the household and pals of Jay Briscoe.”
The tragic information was shared by ROH and All Elite Wrestling (AEW) boss Tony Khan.
He tweeted: “Sadly, Jamin Pugh has handed away. Identified to followers as Jay Briscoe, he was a star in ROH for over 20 years, from the primary present till as we speak.
“Jay and his brother Mark dominated ROH, reigning as champions to today. We’ll do no matter we will to assist his household. Relaxation In Peace Jamin.”