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UPDATE: WBD has given AEW the green light to allow Mark Briscoe to appear on Dynamite. He will wrestle Jay Lethal in a match to honor his brother Jay.

ORIGINAL: Following the passing of Jay Briscoe, there has been a lot of finger pointing from fans on social media who note the hypocrisy of Warner Bros. Discovery for allowing Dana White's Slap Fighting to go on the air after he slapped his wife while banning The Briscoes from appearing on AEW TV. Jay was in hot water over a decade ago for anti-gay comments but he repeatedly apologized and had privately done things to learn from his mistake. Those who knew Jay have stated that he was a kind person who loved everyone.

There has been hope that after Jay's passing that perhaps, Warner Bros. Discovery will have a change of heart and allow his brother Mark Briscoe to sign with AEW. Apparently, Warner Bros. Discovery is sticking with their ban.

On Wrestling Observer Radio, Bryan Alvarez read a question from a fan asking if Mark Briscoe will appear on AEW TV. Dave Meltzer said that he knows the answer and it's "no."

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"I already know the answer," Meltzer said. "The answer is no. I can't tell you more. It could change but that's the answer." Meltzer continued, "Hopefully it'll change but that is the answer. It could change. Hopefully, it does change. It's a very bad answer. Perhaps there will be a furor that it'll change. It should change, of course."

As was previously noted, Tony Khan made several attempts to get The Briscoes on AEW Dynamite but WBD stuck to their edict. Meltzer stated the following in last week's Wrestling Observer Newsletter:

"This past year there were many attempts to get them on the show. They were actually flown in a few times to television, but they weren’t allowed to be used.There were plans for them on the 9/4 All Out show in Chicago, to be in a six-man tag with FTR & Wardlow vs. The Briscoes & Jay Lethal. But without being able to promote it on television and because the broadcast partners didn’t want them on AEW broadcasts, the decision was made to bring the Motor City Machine Guns in out of nowhere to team with Lethal."

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