Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 205 lbs.
Hailing From: Laurel, Delaware
> MCW debut in April of 2002.
> Trained by Van Hammer, Glen Osborne, Jon Dahmer, ECWA Wrestletech, and CZW's Training School
> Made pro debut in May of 2000.
The Briscoe Brothers are the professional wrestling tag team of Jay and Mark Briscoe. They are currently wrestling for the Ring of Honor, Full Impact Pro, Combat Zone Wrestling, as well as occasionally for the Japanese promotion Pro Wrestling Noah.
Their wrestling careers have seen them work in promotions all over the United States and the world, beginning in the northeast United States with the East Coast Wrestling Association, Maryland Championship Wrestling, and Combat Zone Wrestling. They have won tag team championships in nearly every promotion they have worked for, and are seen as a consistent draw and one of the best tag teams on the independent circuit.
Best known for working in Ring of Honor (ROH), the Briscoe Brothers are the only wrestlers, other than Christopher Daniels, currently working for the company who were featured on its first-ever event in February 2002. Other than an 18-month absence from August 2004 to February 2006, the brothers have been focal points of the company throughout its history, feuding with some of their biggest stars and holding the ROH World Tag Team Championship a record six times as a team. On December 29, 2007, during their fourth reign, the Briscoe Brothers became the longest reigning tag team champions in ROH history. The record was broken three years later by The Kings of Wrestling.
The Pugh brothers, Jay and Mark grew up in Laurel, Delaware. In high school, both received honorable mention All-State honors their junior and senior years for football, Jay as a fullback and a linebacker and Mark as a tight end and a linebacker. At one point, both were signed to play for Wesley College (Delaware), a fact even used in wrestling storyline at one point, at ROH Beating the Odds, to explain an absence from which they were returning.
The brothers first became interested in wrestling in their youth by watching the World Wrestling Federation on one of the two channels their television could receive. Originally, they practiced wrestling moves with one another on a trampoline before the family built a wrestling ring in their backyard. From the beginning, the two of them worked on honing their craft, taping their moves and trying to improve them. Despite the fact that their dad was a coach for their high school's wrestling team, they did not participate in amateur wrestling in their high school years. Their first foray into professional wrestling came with the East Coast Wrestling Association (ECWA), while they were still in high school. While their mother, Jana, was in line to purchase tickets to attend a wrestling event, a promoter for the ECWA approached her and asked if her sons had a tape of themselves wrestling. This led to the brothers debuting for ECWA on May 20, 2000 under the ring names "Jay and Mark Briscoe.
PWI ranked him #330 of the top 500 singles wrestlers in 2006.
PWI ranked him #78 of the top 500 singles wrestlers in 2007.
PWI ranked him #49 of the top 500 singles wrestlers in 2008.
PWI ranked him #81 of the top 500 singles wrestlers in 2009.
PWI ranked him #62 of the top 500 singles wrestlers in 2010.
PWI ranked him #74 of the top 500 singles wrestlers in 2011.
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