(Updated) ROH News: The Briscoes contracts expire, reportedly will not be renewed at this time

Jun 25, 2013 - 06:50 PM

Jay and Mark Briscoe are no longer with Ring of Honor, as's Sean Radican and James Caldwell report that their contracts with the company have expired and will not be renewed at this time. The story also states that executives at Sinclair Broadcasting, the ROH parent company, only recently became aware of Jay's controversial tweets regarding homosexuality and gay marriage.

Powell's POV: Please note that there is a television spoiler in the second paragraph. Dot Net's Chris Shore was told by his sources prior to Jay's most recent Twitter controversy that The Briscoes were likely leaving ROH for a WWE developmental deal, but we have not been able to confirm whether that is actually in the works. While the uncertainty regarding the future of the brothers in ROH may help explain the decision to rush into the Briscoe vs. Briscoe match that headlined Best in the World on Saturday, it does not explain why the company didn't set themselves up for life after the Briscoes better.

The company just ran a Briscoes documentary in their weekly television time slot this week. There were some developments at the iPPV and television taping that will help explain their absence, but you'd think the company would have found a way to get the title off Jay at the television taping if they knew his contract was about to expire. It has me wondering whether ROH officials are still hopeful of bringing the brothers back despite whatever issues there may be with the parent company.

Powell's POV: The Torch has run a correction of their story and now states that the Briscoes and ROH management are amicable. There is also an updated story on the main page.

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