Jay Briscoe

Nicknames: None

Height: 6′

Weight: 216lbs

From: Sandy Fork, Delaware

ROH Debut: 2002

Years Pro: 10

Trained By: Van Hammer, ECWA Wrestletech, Glenn Osborne, CZW Training School, Jon Dahmer

Allies: Mark Briscoe, Christopher Daniels

Rivals: The Kings of Wrestling, The All-Night Express, Austin Aries

Career Highlights: ROH World Tag Team Champion (x6)

Finishers: Jay Driller

Signature Moves: Death Valley Driver, High-Impact Spinebuster, Ace Crusher, Crucible, Diving Leg Drop, Dropkick

Personality/Gimmick

Much like his brother, Jay loves to fight, even if the odds are severely against him. The more aggressive of the two, Jay is also somewhat of the leader of the team, likely due to his status as the eldest of the two siblings. He and his brother are known for their love for drinking, guns and pit-bulls outside of the ring.

Style

Extremely aggressive, Jay is all about hard-hitting and is in no way afraid to brawl with his opponents. He is the stronger Briscoe and likes to use his power to punish opponents, but will also occasionally take to the air and is fairly agile.

Career Summary

– Jay Briscoe wrestled in the very first match in ROH history, a singles affair as Mark was too young to compete at the time. Jay lost four of his first five matches with the company before his younger brother debuted and defeated him in a match, sparking a short feud between the two. Amidst this Jay scored a non-title win over ROH Champion Xavier but could not make good on a later title shot. Jay defeated Mark in a match at the First Anniversary Show and the pair hugged afterwards, beginning their climb to ROH legend status as a tag team.

– The Briscoes chased the ROH Tag Team Titles for most of 2003, finally winning them after aligning with Jim Cornette. They also made separate unsuccessful attempts to unseat new ROH Champion Samoa Joe after they each pinned him in tag team matches. They would also trade the titles back and forth with The Second City Saints and the Prophecy during 2004. When Mark was injured Jay elected to step away from wrestling also, not wishing to compete in singles competition.

– Jay and Mark returned to ROH in 2006 and again chased the tag team titles, but they would not succeed in capturing the belts for a third time until 2007, though they lost them in their first defence against visiting talents Shingo and Naruki Doi. The brothers faced each other in a match the next night in order to refocus and battled to a draw. The next night they won the belts back, with Jay taking on both men at once after Mark was severely injured during a dive to the outside.

– After Mark recovered the pair entered into a long and violent feud with Kevin Steen and El Generico, defeating them in several matches, including the culmination of their feud, the first ever Ladder War. After the match the Briscoes were assaulted by the debuting Age of the Fall who hung a profusely bleeding Jay upside down from the ceiling. The Briscoes warred with the group but ended up losing the tag team titles to them at Final Battle 07. Despite winning the titles back months later, Mark had been suffering with several injuries and thus the brothers were forced to vacate the belts not long after winning them as Jay did not wish to choose a replacement partner. They would finally settle their feud with the Age of the Fall in the months that followed in a series of violent matches.

– After winning a dream match against Kensuke Sasaki and his protege Katsuhiko Nakajima, the Briscoes were attacked by new team The American Wolves who injured Mark’s knee, leaving Jay to wrestle in singles competition for most of 2009. Due to his hatred for the Wolves he got involved in the war against Sweet ‘N’ Sour Inc. as well as challenging for the ROH World Title. Jay also found himself in a friendly rivalry with Roderick Strong in mid-2009. One Mark returned to action the pair again gunned for the ROH World Tag Team Titles, held by the team that took Mark out, the American Wolves, ultimately defeating them at Final Battle 09 to become six time tag team champions. Moments after winning the belts however they were attacked by the newly reunited Kings of Wrestling, who would go on to defeat them for their titles at the Big Bang. The Briscoes have been seeking revenge in this deeply personal war ever since, as well as engaging in a brief feud with the All-Night Express.

Current Storylines

Despite their love for the ROH World Tag Team Titles, the Briscoes have declared they are no longer interested in the belts, and instead simply wish to make the Kings pay for everything they have done to them, most notably assaulting their father Mike Briscoe. To this end, the Briscoes will team with their father to face the Kings and their manager Shane Hagadorn at Final Battle, one year after the rivalry first began. Jay meanwhile has been involved in a short rivalry with the recently returned Homicide.

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