Chris Jericho Reveals Keiji Muto Inspired Him To Use The Judas Effect

Chris Jericho’s Judas Effect finisher was inspired by Keiji Muto

Chris Jericho has a reputation for successful reinvention, with the eight-time World Champion known for tweaking his character, mannerisms, and even move-set in order to stay fresh.

One such Tweak Jericho made was adding the Judas Effect to his arsenal, with the spinning back elbow strike Jericho’s go-to finisher during his time in AEW and NJPW.

During a recent episode of Talk is Jericho, Jericho revealed that he added the move to his repertoire after seeing Keiji Muto transition from using the moonsault to the Shining Wizard:

“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,” said Jericho.

The Judas Effect is one of several finishing moves Jericho has used throughout his career, having also utilised the Lion Tamer, Lionsault, Walls of Jericho, Codebreaker, and the Breakdown during his storied run.

H/T: POST Wrestling

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