Wrestling By The Numbers: Mark Briscoe
Ring Of Honor Wrestling has parted ways with former 8-Time ROH Tag-Team champion Mark ‘Mark Briscoe’ Pugh. The 28-year-old Salisbury Maryland native had spent 9-years working for the company in a tenure that included 2-separate stints with the organization. Pugh first debuted in ROH in August of 2002 in a match with his real life brother Jay Briscoe. In his first go around Mark feuded with his brother and also teamed with Jay 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. Mark Briscoe was seriously injured in a motorcycle accident in August of 2004 and was out of action for over a year recovering from his injuries.
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. Ring Of Honor announced on June 25th that Mark Briscoe’s contract with the organization had expiered and was not being renewed.
Mark 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 Mark Briscoe but also had a run as Keno 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 Mark ‘Mark Briscoe’ Pugh by the numbers…
Ring Of Honor Wrestling:
* 31 Matches ( 3rd Most All-Time ) on ROH Pay-Per-View. (First Match: 2007 Respect Is Earned With Jay Briscoe Vs Claudio Castagnoli & Matt Sydal Last Match: 2013 Best In The World Vs Jay Briscoe)
* 5 Main Event Matches ( 7th Most All-Time ) on ROH Pay-Per-View. (Last Main Event Match: 2007 Respect Is Earned With Jay Briscoe Vs Claudio Castagnoli & Matt Sydal)
* 45 Matches ( 6th Most All-Time ) on ROH On Sinclair Broadcasting / HDNet. (First Match: August 8th 2009 Vs Alex Payne Last Match: June 8th 2013 With Jay Briscoe Vs Davey Richards & Eddie Edwards)
* 21 Main Event Matches ( 6th Most All-Time ) on ROH On Sinclair Broadcasting / HDNet. (First Main Event Match: September 14th 2009 With Jay Briscoe Vs Kevin Steen & El Generico Last Main Event Match: June 8th 2013 With Jay Briscoe Vs Davey Richards & Eddie Edwards)
* 194 Matches ( 4th Most All-Time ) on ROH Home Video Releases. (First Match: 2002 Honor Invades Boston Vs Jay Briscoe Last Match: 2013 Live Or Let Die Vs Matt Hardy)
* 50 Main Event Matches ( 3rd Most All-Time ) on ROH Home Video Releases. (First Main Event Match: 2003 Final Battle With Jay Briscoe Vs Jose Maximo & Joel Maximo Last Main Event Match: 2013 Belle Vernon PA With Jay Briscoe Vs Kyle O’Reilly & Bobby Fish)
* 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
* 3 Matches on NOAH Summer Navigation 2007.
* 3 Matches on NOAH The Second Navigation 2008.
* 1 Main Event Match on NOAH The Second Navigation 2008.
* 2 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.