Ring of Honor names The Briscoes as first inductees into Hall of Fame

The Briscoe Brothers have been named the first inductees into the ROH Hall of Fame.

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The Briscoe Brothers have been named the first inductees into the ROH Hall of Fame.

Last week, the promotion announced the launch of its Hall of Fame to coincide with its twentieth anniversary in February with inductees to be named over several weeks.

The Briscoes (Jay & Mark Pugh) are synonymous with Ring of Honor going back to the inaugural show in February 2002 where Jay Briscoe wrestled the Amazing Red with brother Mark in his corner (Mark was only 17 years old and could not wrestle on the card in Pennsylvania).

The brothers would become one of the dominant tag teams of the next two decades, winning ROH tag titles on twelve occasions.

Their first tag title victory with ROH occurred in November 2003 when the brothers defeated Dixie & Izzy in Elizabeth, New Jersey. Over the years, they would win the titles from such teams as Christopher Daniels & Matt Sydal, Davey Richards & Rocky Romero, Richards & Eddie Edwards, Charlie Haas & Shelton Benjamin, Motor City Machine Guns, and defeated Matt Taven & Mike Bennett last month at Final Battle.

Jay Briscoe would add two ROH championship reigns by defeating Kevin Steen at Supercard of Honor in April 2013 and won it again the following year from Michael Elgin.

Outside of ROH, The Briscoes have won championships in New Japan Pro Wrestling, GCW, Pro Wrestling NOAH, CZW, Full Impact Pro, and were voted by the Wrestling Observer readers as the tag team of the year in 2007.

The ROH Hall of Fame special will air on its syndicated television over the weekend of March 5th.

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