WWE reportedly made last-minute creative change to NXT due to the death of Jay Briscoe

On Tuesday, it was announced by AEW/ROH President Tony Khan that Jay Briscoe passed away. John Pollock of PostWrestling.com wrote that “New Day was scheduled to host a funeral segment on NXT on Tuesday night – this segment was changed after the news of Jay Briscoe’s passing, per sources.” Instead, New Day hosted a “celebration” of Kit Wilson & Elton Prince coming up short in the Tag Team Gauntlet Match at New Year’s Evil while wearing suits.

As previously noted, WWE acknowledged the death of Briscoe during the broadcast. Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful.com noted that it was Shawn Michaels who nixed the funeral segment and added the tribute from Vic Joseph.