According to a recent report, WWE had an interest in bringing The Briscoes into the company at one point.
The wrestling world has been rocked by the news that Jay Briscoe passed away earlier this week. He died in a car accident which has left his two daughters in critical condition. Tributes have poured in for the Ring of Honor veteran as someone who has led such a glittering career that has touched so many.
Dave Meltzer wrote about the 13-time ROH tag champ in this week’s Wrestling Observer Newsletter. He described the Stamford promotion’s interest in the tag team, which never manifested in an official move. Talks were said to have broken down between the parties:
“WWE at the time was very interested in the Briscoes, and rescinded that interest. There was a time in 2015 when WWE offered them a spot, but the money figure was low enough that they didn’t take it considering it would take them away from working at their family’s chicken ranch.” – Dave Meltzer wrote.
The last ever Briscoes promo.
These two together were always hilarious yet intimidating at the same time. Damn, they could hype you up for a match in instant.pic.twitter.com/dvDw1G7hsw
— Drainmaker 🌧️ 💵 (@DrainBamager) January 18, 2023
At the time of his passing, Jay Briscoe was still recognized as one half of the current ROH World Tag Team Champions. He and his brother, Mark, defeated FTR at last year’s Final Battle event in December.
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