Tony Khan Working Behind the Scenes to Assist Jay Briscoe’s Family

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The fundraiser for Jay Briscoe’s wife and children is approaching $300,000, far exceeding the initial goal. As their daughters recover from their injuries in the coming weeks and months, the family may face additional medical expenses.

Tony Khan is also working hard behind the scenes to assist the family, but he has chosen not to make it public. Conrad Thompson and Tony Schiavone discussed what Tony is doing to help Jay’s family on the latest “What Happened When” podcast.

According to Conrad Thompson, “I don’t mean to betray any confidences, but let me just say this. There’s been lots of rumor and innuendo from really good sources that Tony Khan is who we thought he was and he’s going to do the right thing by that family as well. I don’t think that he would necessarily want anybody to know that information, and we know it’s not your place to talk about it, but I will say that for all the criticism that gets thrown around at Tony this and Tony that, when the chips are down, he’s a dude man.”

Tony Schiavone added, “Tony is a very demanding boss and it makes at times, the week, very difficult, but listen, wrestling has always been difficult behind the scenes. Tony can be very demanding, as a boss can be, but, because he is such a great person, and such a genuine person, and loves the wrestling business, and takes care of his people, it’s worth it working for him. It’s worth the stress that we go through getting a show on because of the person that he is. I know a lot of people give Tony a hard time, but the people that give Tony a hard time, basically online, are, as human beings, not worth a fu**.”

There has been an outpouring of public support from both inside and outside the wrestling industry. Chris Jericho is one of the top Briscoe/Pugh fundraiser donors. He gave $15,000 to the cause. The Young Bucks and the Steen family (Kevin Owens) each gave $10,000, and many others contributed significantly, including Brian Last, Pro Wrestling Tee’s Ryan Barkan, Jim Cornette, and Dax Harwood.

You can contribute to the fundraiser by clicking here.

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