An MMA Fighter Using The Walls Of Jericho Is The Greatest Moment In 2017
Forget about anything else you have seen in sport this year, the greatest moment to occur was unquestionably an MMA fighter successfully winning a fight in the octagon by using the 'Walls of Jericho' submission.
There is a cross-over between MMA and pro wrestling in terms of moves, with a lot of the same holds and submissions utilised in both environments; rear-naked chokes, kimura locks, omoplatas and armbars to name just a few.
What we had never seen, until October 1st, was an MMA fighter using a 'Boston Crab' submission - the move elevated by six-time world champion and future Hall of Famer Chris Jericho.
Credit: Full Contact Contender
However, during the Full Contact Contender 19 event in Bolton, Jonno Mears channeled his inner Y2J by putting his opponent Aaron Jones away with the deadly submission.
Breaking the walls down!
He gets his opponent on his stomach, bends his legs and sinks into the painful submission, forcing Jones to tap out immediately.Middleweight Mears, hailing from Rochdale, claimed his second career victory courtesy of the slightly unusual but utterly brilliant
The pro-wrestling style maneuver has gone viral instantly and garnered plenty of reactions across social media, with Jericho himself, undoubtedly one of the all-time greats, even weighing in on his finishing move being used to devastating effect.
I just saw a guy lose a MMA fight via Boston Crab...- Mike (@TheMikeOG) October 1, 2017
Seriously, though, I've gone for the Boston Crab probably a thousand times rolling, never got close. Hats off to random MMA dude.- Lee BlackBolt (@LeeCasebolt) September 30, 2017
#OOC just saw this clip of a dude winning an MMA fight by submission with a Boston Crab! I can't stop laughing...- Chris Madison (@THE_CMadison) October 1, 2017
We really hope this is the start of a new gimmick where Mears just keeps beating everyone courtesy of pro wrestling submissions. Sharpshooters, Figure Four Leg Locks, Regal Stretch, Torture Rack, the lot.