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Interview: Eddie Gilbert/Eddie Gilbert vs Brian Christopher (USWA on WMC-5 02/27/93)

USWA WMC-5 February 27 1993 Eddie Gilbert Brian Christopher Memphis TN Jeff Jarrett

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#1 Loss

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 11:21 PM

Talk about it here.



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Posted 13 March 2011 - 09:20 PM

Eddie Gilbert does a fantastic promo talking about what it was like growing up with Doug as a brother before the match. Brian Christopher's face is all bandaged up, but I'm not sure why. This was turning into a nice match until Doug runs in for the DQ and attacks Eddie. Jeff Jarrett comes up to finally even the sides and we get a nice studio brawl.

#3 Tim Evans

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Posted 13 March 2011 - 10:23 PM

It's bandaged up cause he got a fireball in the face during a Christopher/Luger vs Jarrett/Lawler match at the MSC.

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Posted 15 March 2011 - 10:20 PM

They need a tough enough film session on how to do a promo and watch this. Really into the match before the interference, beat down, save, and brawl. Fun stuff

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Posted 04 July 2013 - 01:11 PM

I do enjoy Memphis story telling and Eddie does a great job talking about the foolishness of his younger brother Doug. Christopher looks like Phantom of the Opera. Luger in USWA?

#6 PeteF3

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Posted 04 November 2013 - 08:14 PM

Gilbert manages to be funny, entertaining and poignant all at the same time. Oh, and he sells us on a match, too. One of the most outstanding promos on any Yearbook, definitely the best to have "I'm Too Sexy" as the backing theme for the end of it. Classic Memphis heeling shtick in the studio match to follow, the kind that can only take place in the WMC studio. That turns into some pretty decent action. Gilbert is about to get the pin after the Hotshot, but Doug Gilbert (in his Dark Patriot tights) breaks the count. Christopher beats on Eddie in the ropes while Doug gloats on the mic, until Jeff Jarrett evens the odds and Eddie and Doug have a cool, intense fight at the desk. Two great segments bookend a solid TV match. One of the best USWA clips of the year so far.

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Posted 15 December 2014 - 10:24 AM

Eddie with a promo talking about wrestling Doug.  He paints Doug as an idiot, says he's finally going to take him apart.  Christopher then out with Prentice.  Lots of stalling / stooging and comedy with Christopher eating punches.  Doug interferes for DQ.  Jarrett out to save.  Eddie's fun but USWA really doesn't do much for me at this point and that won't change over the next year.



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Posted 01 February 2015 - 11:33 AM

This is Memphis wrestling.

 

Eddie gives a great promo that really went through a spectrum of emotions. He said more here with more meaning and range in five minutes than almost anyone on tv today. Then "I'm Too Sexy" fires up and Prentice struts to ringside in a great moment too. Gilbert and Christopher jaw jack each other popping the crowd. Action is good but rudimentary while it lasts before we get a nice brawl with Jarrett and Doug Gilbert involved. I loved all facets of this. *1/2



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Posted 27 June 2016 - 02:32 AM

The match itself wasn't much at all; there was more action in the brawl afterward, particularly between Eddie and Doug. That feud's definitely off to a hot start; let's see how it progresses.

 

Eddie's promo was excellent; he even had the audience laughing along with him, which seldom happens even in a studio setting. Then he turns serious on a dime, vowing to kick Doug's butt in the way that only a big brother can. Eddie's done better mic work as a heel, but this may be his best face promo yet. He's certainly at his most relatable here.

 

I loved the exchange between Brian and Eddie where Brian challenges him to take on the champion (himself) and Eddie's reply is along the lines of, "I'll be glad to. Where is he?" Stuff like that only works in the studio setting, but it's a hoot to hear regardless.

 

Interesting that Dave wouldn't directly acknowledge that Lawler had burned Brian the previous Monday at the MSC. I'm guessing that someone (either Dave or, most likely. Lawler himself) decided to bury the injury as much as possible so that Lawler wouldn't look like a monster for burning his own son's face, even in a pro wrestling context.







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