AEW: Mark Briscoe on AEW Career Being Gift from Jay Briscoe, Double or Nothing 2023 Updated Card, More News

Mark Briscoe Comments on His AEW Career Being a Gift from Jay Briscoe

A recent episode of the Talk Is Jericho podcast had Mark Briscoe as the guest. One of the topics discussed included Briscoe’s thoughts on his official debut in AEW this past January following the passing of his brother Jay.

“It was cool. Jay passed on January 17. January 18 was my birthday. One week later, January 25, was Jay’s birthday. To me, that’s one of those things where, Jay had such guilt that we never made it to TV. He thought it was his fault. It’s so weird that, the first night, it was his birthday. It was like his gift to me. His gift to us. He wanted us to know how strong he was in his faith and his perspective, and his thoughts on God and eternity. I know that he was not afraid to die. He didn’t want to leave any of us, especially his kids and family, he would never want to leave them without him, but I know that he did not fear death. I, even more so than my mom or a lot of other people that were so close to him, me and him spent more time riding the road and had that connection where we had that same mindset, the same brain. Here we are, on his birthday, a week after he passed, [Speaking as Jay], ‘Here you go. Go head, baby. Do we what we do.”

Briscoe also gave his thoughts on how he was able to wrestling so quickly following his brother’s passing.

“I told everybody, ‘If I went and balled up in a corner and cried and was sad and couldn’t function, Jaymin would do whatever he could do in his afterlife to hawk my ass in the ring.’ [Speaking as Jay,] ‘What the hell are you doing? Come on, dawg.’ For that to happen and the timing that it happened, ‘Well, this is the next step. I’m carrying on. I’m carrying on for me and him. Let’s role with it.’ Until there is an obvious sign of obvious indication that this isn’t what I’m supposed to be doing, let’s keep rocking and rolling.”

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Updated Card for AEW Double or Nothing 2023

Wednesday’s AEW Dynamite show in Detroit, Michigan featured a new match and stipulation officially announced for the card of Double or Nothing 2023, which takes place on May 28th in Las Vegas, Nevada.

During a promo segment by FTR, FTR tried to apologize to Mark Briscoe but were quickly interrupted by Jeff Jarrett, Jay Lethal, Sonjay Dutt, and Satnam Singh. Dutt demanded for FTR to give them an answer to their challenge from last week for the AEW World Tag Team Championship at this month’s Double or Nothing 2023 event. Dax Harwood responded saying that he would only accept if they admitted that they had been using Briscoe for nefarious reasons. Briscoe then showed up stating that he had talked with AEW CEO Tony Khan to get him to agree to making him the special guest referee for the AEW World Tag Team titles match at the event.

Updated card for AEW Double or Nothing 2023:

  • AEW World Championship Pillars Four-way match – Sammy Guevara vs. Darby Allin vs. “Jungle Boy” Jack Perry vs. MJF (c)
  • AEW World Tag Team Championship Special Guest Referee match – Jeff Jarrett & Jay Lethal vs. FTR (c)

AEW News & Notes

AEW reportedly held two dark matches prior to the start of Wednesday’s AEW Dynamite show in Detroit, Michigan, according to Fightful. These two dark matches were Willow Nightingale & Blue Skye defeating Nyla Rose & Marina Shafir and Ethan Page & Preston Vance defeating QTV (QT Marshall & Aaron Solo).

Dax Harwood recently announced on Twitter that this past Tuesday was the eleven year anniversary of the official debut of his wrestling career.

AEW recently released the Director’s Cut of The Firm Deletion match from this past Friday’s AEW Rampage on their official YouTube channel. This extended version of the match was initially released on Warner Bros Discovery’s Bleacher Report streaming service.

As noted before, WWE Hall of Famer Bill Golberg is currently working on plans to hold a multi-city retirement tour within the near future. In a recent interview with the Haus of Wrestling podcast, wrestling promoter, trainer, and agent Rick Bassman stated that he recently had talks with Goldberg regarding potential plans for a match between Goldberg and Sting to take place at one of Goldberg’s retirement events in Jerusalem, Israel. (Transcript h/t:

In a now deleted tweet, Chris Jericho recently accused Mandalay Bay Resort security staff of committing “physical and mental abuse” against him during a stay at the hotel for a Fozzy concert this past Sunday in Las Vegas, Nevada. Jericho had stated “Hey @MandalayBay …it’s unacceptable that u tried to bully me & assault. Me, when all I wanted was my bags that I left at concierge. Ur security staff IGNORED me for 30. Min & when I made some noise, physically & mentally assaulted me& laughed in my face. I want restitution NOW!

In a recent interview with Sports Illustrated, Kenny Omega stated that he feels that Jon Moxley has been the MVP of AEW. Omega stated “If I’m being honest, the MVP of AEW hasn’t been me. It’s Jon Moxley. For AEW, Jon’s been the one. He’s been at almost every show. He’s bled at almost every show. There is no one higher on the blood-giving list. Maybe that’s what makes this feud so interesting. It’s someone with the notoriety from Japan against someone who was a top player from WWE. And Jon hasn’t stopped working. I was injured, but now that I’m healed up, it’s beautiful that we can restart the song and dance between Kenny Omega and Jon Moxley.

In a recent interview with TMZ, Darby Allin stated that he currently has plans to climb Mount Everest next year. Allin stated “That’s been my whole MO since AEW started. That’s why it’s so important for me to meet up with guys like [Travis] Pastrana, and make stuff happen. Do stuff that no wrestler’s ever done before. The thing I’m going to be doing next year that no wrestler’s done before is climb Mount Everest. You heard it here first.