Chris Jericho got the idea to switch up his finishing move from Keiji Muto (Great Muta)

The idea for Chris Jericho to add the 'Judas Effect' to his list of finishing moves came from inspiration via Keiji Muto

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The idea to add the ‘Judas Effect’ to his move-set was inspired by Keiji Muto. 

On February 21st, Keiji Muto (Great Muta) is going to be wrapping up his near 40-year career when he has his last match inside the Tokyo Dome against Tetsuya Naito

Muto’s name was brought on up on the newest episode of Chris Jericho’s Talk Is Jericho podcast. He mentioned how Muto shifted from the moonsault to The Shining Wizard to ease up on his knees. Jericho stated that he had a similar train of thought when it came to adding the ‘Judas Effect’ to his repertoire. 

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.

This past Wednesday on Dynamite, Jericho played a key role in stopping Ricky Starks from running the Guevara-Garcia Gauntlet. To read more about that, click here

If the quote in this article is used, please credit Talk Is Jericho with an H/T to POST Wrestling for the transcription. 

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