A brother vs. brother matchup will headline the 500th episode of Ring of Honor television.
ROH announced today that Jay Briscoe vs. Mark Briscoe will be the main event of the 500th episode of ROH TV. The episode will premiere at 8 p.m. Eastern time on Thursday, April 15 on ROH's free 24/7 Best on the Planet streaming channel, which is available via the STIRR and PLEX apps. The episode will then air on TV affiliates that weekend and will be uploaded to ROH's website on Monday, April 19.
Jay and Mark Briscoe were originally scheduled to face off at ROH Past vs. Present in March 2020, but that event was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
With Jay being sidetracked by his feud with EC3, there's recently been tension between Jay and Mark Briscoe in storyline. Jay and Mark's father told them that they need to face off and settle their differences before they team together again.
The Briscoes had been in line for an ROH Tag Team title shot, but -- due to Jay being focused on EC3 -- Mark instead teamed with PCO at December's Final Battle pay-per-view. Mark & PCO lost to then-ROH Tag Team Champions Jonathan Gresham & Jay Lethal at Final Battle.
Jay Briscoe vs. EC3 was supposed to happen at Final Battle, but the match was postponed due to EC3 testing positive for COVID-19. At ROH's 19th Anniversary PPV last week, Jay defeated EC3 in a grudge match. Jay and EC3 shook hands after the match.
Leading into the premiere of ROH TV's 500th episode, there will be a two-hour 500th Episode Special airing on ROH's Best on the Planet streaming channel starting at 6 p.m. Eastern on April 15. It will feature 10 of the greatest matches in ROH TV history.
Gresham defending his ROH Pure Championship against Lethal has also been announced for the 500th episode of ROH TV. Gresham and Lethal are stablemates in The Foundation.
ROH's video announcing Jay vs. Mark Briscoe for the 500th episode of ROH TV is available to watch below: