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WarnerMedia does not want The Briscoes in AEW

Jay and Mark Briscoe

Jay and Mark Briscoe

Fans shouldn’t expect to see AEW bring in The Briscoes anytime soon due to WarnerMedia. Fightful Select reported today that AEW didn’t have plans to sign the top ROH tag team before Tony Khan bought the promotion. They had the opportunity once ROH let go the majority of its wrestlers after Final Battle in December.

The report states the reason why they weren't going to be used by All Elite Wrestling is due to a person of influence in WarnerMedia not wanting AEW to sign Jay and Mark Briscoe.

The reason for this goes back to the homophobic tweet made by Jay in 2013. He shared a tweet after the Delaware State Senate passed a bill allowing gay marriage that read:

“The Delaware Senate passed a bill yesterday that allows same sex couples to get married. If that makes you happy, then congratulations!!!!!! … try and teach my kids that there’s nothing wrong with that and I’ll f*cking shoot you.”

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In 2011, he posted a homophobic remark on Twitter: “Damn theres a lot of f-gs out in New York today #WhatTheF-ck”

Jay did apologize for the tweet at the time in addition to ROH issuing a statement.

Sources stated that the tag team hasn’t caused any issues for the company since then. One AEW talent stated they were made for television, but can't blame WarnerMedia or AEW.

The media outlet was told a month ago there were no imminent plans for FTR and The Briscoes to have a match in ROH, AEW, or anywhere else. This was before Khan bought ROH. Both tag teams have expressed interest in working the match via social media. Multiple promoters have said that they’re interested and willing to pay significant money by indie standards to make it happen.

The Briscoes are the current ROH World Tag Team Champions and scheduled to work Supercard of Honor before Tony Khan's purchase. It’s unclear whether that is still the plan as the show is said to be in disarray.