Former AEW Heavyweight Champion Chris Jericho streamed a “Saturday Night Special” on his Facebook yesterday where he answered some questions from fans.
One of the questions he answered was how he came up with his new finisher, the Judas Effect.
During his time in WCW and WWE, Jericho was known for his submission finisher the Walls Of Jericho and his Lionsault and Code Breaker. When he was reinventing himself and getting ready to sign and debut for AEW, he decided that he needed a new finisher.
“I was doing some MMA training earlier this year at Dave Bautista’s gym,” said Jericho and it was here that he developed the Judas Effect.
“We did the spinning elbow, and I said, ‘Hold on, let’s try this a few times and let me see if this can work.’ And bingo, I had this new finisher,” he continued.
According to Jericho, a finishing move should be something that can be used on anyone and can be done in a variety of situations, conditions that the Judas Effect fulfills.
He also added that a new finisher was something he felt was necessary when going to a new company as a new character.
“When you go to a new company, you want to create a new character, something that’s never been done before and that includes reinvention,” added Jericho.