Chris Jericho faucets out MJF
Jericho’s career-threatening match begins with MJF coming into with a countdown clock akin to Jericho’s well-known WWE debut — so it’s already enjoyable. Jericho got here out to a Fozzy guitarist taking part in the melody of Judas, with the gang singing alongside. The guitar drowned out the gang, so it form of backfired, but it surely was one thing completely different for a pay-per-view.
MJF is so good at being unlikeable. His taunting and riling up of the gang — be it by doing the Ric Aptitude strutt, or by flipping them off — was as efficient at getting a response as high-impact transfer. However after all, there have been excessive impression strikes. The apron got here into play, with MJF spiking Jericho with a Heatseeker piledriver on the aspect of the ring. Moments later, after Jericho narrowly averted being counted out, Jericho gave MJF a depraved powerbomb on the ring apron.
That powerbomb would play into the remainder of the match, as MJF was promoting his decrease again prefer it was completely jacked up. He countered a flying axe deal with from Jericho right into a Codebreaker, however couldn’t go for the pin instantly due to his again. He then struggled to get to his ft, and stretched out by the ropes, which allowed Jericho to recuperate and, moments later, rating a Lionsault.
A turning level got here when Jericho was battering MJF with the traditional 10 punches on the turnbuckle. He then went for a hurricanrana, however MJF countered it right into a top-rope spinebuster, however once more couldn’t go for the fast cowl due to his decrease again.
Wardlow got here to the ring to assist MFJ, however he was lower off by Jake Hager. With the ref distracted, MJF clocked Jericho with Jericho’s baseball bat. MJF then hit Jericho with a Judas Impact for a pin. Jericho obtained his foot on the ropes, however the ref didn’t see it and counted the 3-count. MJF was declared the winner, together with his theme track taking part in and all the things, earlier than one other ref got here to inform the match’s ref that Jericho’s foot was on the ropes. The group popped large for the intervention.
MJF argued with the ref because the match is restarted, permitting Jericho to go for a rollup for a 2. Jericho then misses a Judas Impact, and MJF secures the armbar that he tapped Jericho out with a number of weeks in the past on Dynamite. Jericho manages to counter out and locks on the Partitions of Jericho for the win.
Ranking: 4.25 stars. Glorious match. Nice psychology with MJF’s decrease again harm, and he did a wonderful job promoting. The false finishes have been additionally glorious, as momentarily believed MJF was going to faucet Jericho out with the armbar.
To me this exemplifies how extra could be much less. I keep in mind little or no from the cage match, however a whole lot of the storytelling from this match.