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[1991-03-02-USWA-Memphis TV] Jeff Jarrett, Eddie Gilbert and Jerry Lawler

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Monday night at MSC, there will be a round-robin series between these three for the World title. Awesome! Jarrett asks if he can get a match with Team Texas if he can pull out of the tournament. Eddie Marlin grants him the match. Jarrett asks Lawler to be his partner, but Lawler is reluctant to give up a title shot. Gilbert is too, so Jarrett has to go find a partner. Steve Austin replaces Jarrett in the tournament. Lawler is always good as an interview, but I didn't like how this segment made Jarrett look like an idiot.

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What did Jarrett expect, really?

 

Great promos from Lawler and Gilbert, who still have no love lost for each other despite Gilbert being an ostensible babyface in the Texas vs. Tennessee feud.

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Jarrett should not be doing his promo with his back to the camera. More talk about stinkin’ Texas. Jeff is more concerned with fighting Embry/Prichard than being in the round robin tournament. Jeff wants Lawler as a tag partner. Jerry denies offer as he wants to be World Champion again. Gilbert won’t be partner either as he’s not going to pull himself out of tournament if Lawler is going to be in it. Shot at World Title is more important. I don’t think this Gilbert/Lawler partnership will last very long,

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Really interesting promo with Jarrett wanting revenge but both Lawler and Gilbert not wanting to give up their shot at the belt. I don't know really where this is going.

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This was interesting. Jeff didn't seem too thrilled with the Kingfish, and I can't blame him one bit. Why should Jeff care if Lawler ever wins the World title again? He needs a partner if he's going to tangle with the Texans, and the last I checked, Lawler and Jeff were still the tag team champions, so it's not as if this was a stranger coming to Lawler with his hand out begging for a favor. If ever they decide to stir tensions between Jeff and Lawler, they could use this interview, because Lawler did everything but thumb his nose at Jeff here.

 

That said, Lawler cut a tremendous recovery promo, playing the "I'm one of you" card to prevent the fans from hating him too much, not that they ever would. Lawler brings up that Funk's from Texas just like Embry and Prichard, and it'll be interesting to see if the Texans call on him for backup in the next few weeks. They need a partner to make the sides even, remember.

 

Eddie may be on the "good" side of this fight, but he's by no means a babyface; he's still too consumed by his jealousy of and rivalry with Lawler to truly come together with him for the greater good of Memphis wrestling. He has a point about Lawler needing to reach out to Jeff pretty quickly to avoid losing him as an ally, though.

 

From the "If They Did This, There Wouldn't Be an Angle" Department: Why didn't Jeff simply reach out to Dundee? Was he still supposed to be on the shelf after being attacked by the Fabs?

 

Austin being in the round robin is a breath of fresh air. Now we know that he faced Lawler at least once in the MSC. I wish we had film of it!

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I like the invasion type feel that Jarrett gives this, referring to them as the Texas crew. Really liked the added wrinkle of Lawler and Gilbert fighting off the heels but then arguing with one another. More good stuff.

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