Wrestling By The Numbers: Jay Briscoe
Ring Of Honor Wrestling has parted ways with reigning 1-Time ROH Champion and former 8-Time ROH Tag-Team Champion Jamin ‘Jay Briscoe’ Pugh. The 29-year-old Salisbury Maryland native had spent 9-years working for the company in a tenure that included two separate stints with the organization. Pugh first debuted in ROH in February of 2002 and shortly after formed a tag-team known as The Briscoe Brothers when his real life brother Mark debuted 7-months later. In his first go around with ROH, Jay feuded with his brother and also teamed with Mark competing in memorable battles against the likes of A.J. Styles, The Amazing Red, C.M. Punk, Colt Cabana, Dan Maff and B.J. Whitmer among others. Jay Briscoe didn’t compete in the industry from August of 2004 to September of 2005 as Mark was injured in a motorcycle accident and he decided to not accept any bookings.
After returning to ROH at the company’s 4th Anniversary Show in February of 2006 The Briscoe Brothers would become one of the greatest tag-teams in company history. Memorable feuds and classic matches with likes of The American Wolves, The Kings Of Wrestling and The World’s Greatest Tag-Team would help etch their legacy. Jay Briscoe had held the ROH Championship since defeating Kevin Steen in April at the 2013 Supercard Of Honor pay-per-view event. Ring Of Honor Wrestling announced on June 25th that Jay Briscoe’s contract with the organization had expired and was not being renewed.
Jamin Pugh is a 13-year professional wrestling veteran who first debuted in the year 2000 after having been trained by Eddie Valentine, Glen Osbourne and Jim Kettner. Pugh has mostly been known throughout his career as Jay Briscoe but also run as Kenny Murdoch. Prior to joining ROH he worked for independent organizations including both Combat Zone Wrestling and Jersey All Pro Wrestling. While working for ROH Pugh also had stints competing for TNA Wrestling, Pro Wrestling NOAH, Full Impact Pro and also worked dark matches / tryout matches for World Wrestling Entertainment.
Below we look at the professional wrestling career of Jamin ‘Jay Briscoe’ Pugh by the numbers…
Ring Of Honor Wrestling:
* 34 Matches ( 2nd Most All-Time ) on ROH Pay-Per-View. (First Match: 2007 Respect Is Earned Vs Delirious Last Match: 2013 Best In The World Vs Mark Briscoe)
* 8 Main Event Matches ( 4th Most All-Time ) on ROH Pay-Per-View. (First Main Event Match: 2007 Man Up With Mark Briscoe Vs Kevin Steen & El Generico Last Main Event Match: 2013 Best In The World Vs Mark Briscoe)
* 54 Matches ( 3rd Most All-Time ) on ROH On Sinclair Broadcasting / HDNet. (First Match: March 28th 2009 Vs Nigel McGuinness Last Match: June 15th 2013 Vs B.J. Whitmer)
* 28 Main Event Matches ( 3rd Most All-Time ) on ROH On Sinclair Broadcasting / HDNet. (First Main Event Match: March 28th 2009 Vs Nigel McGuinness Last Main Event Match: June 15th 2013 Vs B.J. Whitmer)
* 226 Matches ( 2nd Most All-Time ) on ROH Home Video Releases. (First Match: 2002 The Era Of Honor Begins Vs The Amazing Red Last Match: 2013 Live Or Let Die Vs Eddie Edwards)
* 57 Main Event Matches ( Most All-Time ) on ROH Home Video Releases. (First Main Event Match: 2013 The Tradition Continues Vs Samoa Joe Last Main Event Match: 2013 Live Or Let Die Vs Eddie Edwards)
* 2 Matches on TNA Pay-Per-View.
Pro Wrestling NOAH:
* 2 Matches on NOAH The First Navigation 2007.
* 1 Main Event Match on NOAH The First Navigation 2007
* 2 Matches on NOAH Summer Navigation 2007.
* 2 Matches on NOAH The Second Navigation 2008.
* 1 Main Event Match on NOAH The Second Navigation 2008.
* 3 Matches on NOAH Shiny Navigation 2008.
* 1 Match on NOAH European Navigation 2008.
* 1 Match on NOAH SEM.
* 1 Main Event Match on NOAH SEM.