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WWE/MMA News: MMA Fighter defeats opponent with the 'Walls of Jericho'

Riju Dasgupta
5.99K   //    01 Oct 2017, 11:26 IST

Looks like Jericho's influence has spread to the MMA world
Looks like Jericho's influence has spread to the MMA world

What's the story?

Jonno Mears fought Aaron Jones and defeated him at the FCC 19 event in Bolton, England on Saturday Night. However, what was notable about his win is that he used a move from WWE legend Chris Jericho, to pick up the big win.

He defeated his opponent with the Walls of Jericho. Here is the clip that has gone viral on the internet, at this moment.

In case you didn't know...

It is widely known in 2017 that WWE is a scripted entertainment. Even though MMA is the more 'real' end of the spectrum, MMA fighters have incorporated various aspects of real combat into their arsenal in recent times, ranging from scathing promos to sell their fights, and even building characters in the world of cage fighting.

It was an amusing sight indeed to see the Walls of Jericho inside the cage.

The heart of the matter

Ever since the move was first used, the clip has gone viral on the internet. The wrestling and MMA communities alike have spread it on social media, including the inventor of the move himself- legendary WWE superstar Chris Jericho. This is what he had to say, through a Tweet.

Jonno Mears was also part of a post-fight interview in which he spoke about applying the Boston Crab, which is the technical name for the Walls of Jericho, and hoped that the clip did go viral so that it brought attention to his gym.

What's next?

Could this be the beginning of more professional wrestling submission moves being used in the world of MMA? WWE wrestlers use many strikes and submissions from the MMA world in a 'work' format, so maybe these 'worked' submissions could be used in a shooting format too, in the following years.

Author's take

You know what happens, Jonno Mears, when you apply The Walls of Jericho in MMA? Huh? You just made the list!

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Riju Dasgupta
Riju Dasgupta is the bassist of heavy metal bands Albatross and Primitiv. He's also a former guest columnist for Rolling Stone India. His primary passion remains watching and reviewing the art of professional wrestling for Sportskeeda. In the world of heavy metal, he goes by the moniker- Dr. Hex.
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