MMA Fighter Wins With The ‘Walls Of Jericho’
— Amy (@AmyMMA) October 1, 2017
Someone call Triple H, we have a new contender for the Cruiserweight Title!
You always hear people say that wrestling is fake, and people should watch boxing or MMA fights instead. Well, one MMA fighter is grabbing the attention of the wrestling world after he forced his opponent to submit using Chris Jericho's finisher, the "Walls of Jericho." Jonno Mears made quite the splash in only his second professional fight by not only winning, but making it happen in the first round! Safe to say after this, he has probably impressed Chris Jericho by "breaking the walls down" during FCC 19. Not to mention the great face he makes by sticking his tongue out during the finisher, until his opponent was forced to tap out.
In an interview with MMA Fighting, he said he was "shocked" by people's response and said he was familiar with the wrestling move.
“I’m very shocked at the response. I knew it would be good, but not this amazing. I loved and studied all the (professional wrestling) moves. I wasn’t great at remembering the names, as I was trying to do them on my younger brother. So I played with it in my training and kept it in my mind knowing it would be funny and somewhat new.”
The fighter also said that during training he would attempt different, "silly" submissions and that things just worked out for him to try it during the fight.
“When I took him down, he turned to all fours quick, but I managed to chin strap him and was going to try the Peruvian necktie but he tucked his chin. So I jumped to his back, then the crab came into my head. Then, during the scramble, I was going to turn into mount and give it up, but I seen he covered up during me striking him, so I thought why not I just try? And I was shocked myself I got a hold of his legs in a scramble.”
If MMA fighting doesn't working out for Mears, he should hit up Triple H, NXT could use this guy! I'd just like to see what his mic skills are like.
You can check out the video above.