Chris Jericho has credited a Japanese legend for the idea to switch up his finishing move.
Upon his first match in All Elite Wrestling, Chris Jericho made the decision to switch up his finishing move from the Walls of Jericho and Codebreaker to the “Judas Effect”. This change led to instant success with Jericho becoming the first AEW World Champion in the company’s history.
Speaking on the latest edition of Talk Is Jericho, Keiji Muto’s name was brought up and Jericho mentioned how he shifted from the moonsault to the Shining Wizard to ease up on his knees.
Stating that he had a similar train of thought when it came to adding the “Judas Effect” to his moveset, he stated:
“Once again, I got that idea from Great Muta (switching up finisher). When the moonsault starts tearing his knees apart, what’d he do? A Shining Wizard, a jumping knee. It’s so easy. But once you beat a couple guys with it, then suddenly it’s over and that’s what wrestling is all about.”
Chris Jericho last appeared on the February 8 episode of AEW Dynamite to stop Ricky Starks from running the Garcia-Guevara Gauntlet.
On February 21, Keiji Muto, also known as The Great Muta, will be wrapping up his near 40-year career at Keiji Muto’s Grand Final. Muto will face NJPW’s Tetsuya Naito in the main event of the show.
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