Warner Bros Block Tony Khan and AEWs Tribue to Jay Briscoe

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Wednesday’s episode of AEW Dynamite featured a graphic at the start of the show while many stars wore black armbands for their matches in tribute to Jay Briscoe.

However, it was not a tribute show like they did for Brodie Lee.

While speaking on Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer noted AEW wasn’t allowed by Warner Bros. Discovery to do a tribute show to Jay, and it all goes back to the homophobic tweets Jay sent out a decade ago. He apologized for the tweets over the years.

This is the reason why The Briscoes were never signed by AEW nor used on AEW programming for ROH storylines because Warner Bros. Discovery didn’t want him used by All Elite Wrestling.

Jay Briscoe tribute passes away, age 38
Jay Briscoe passes away, age 38,

Meltzer explained

“If you watched tonight’s show and you were expecting something, I know a lot of people were. Something like the Brodie Lee show, and obviously that didn’t happen.
There was basically a graphic at the start of the show and at the very end of the show, there was a mention by Excalibur.
A lot of the guys had armbands, a lot of them, but there was not any kind of big tribute because they were not allowed by WarnerMedia (Warner Bros. Discovery) to do one.
They will be doing another tribute show. When they finally do the Ring of Honor television show, the first show will feature a lot of Jay matches and the tribute show will as well when it’s all put together.
At Supercard of Honor (in late March on WrestleMania weekend) there will also be kind of a memorial to Jay or something to honor Jay,” Meltzer stated.

Credit F4WOnline.com with an h/t to WrestlingNews.co for the transcription.

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