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[1998-05-02-MPPW-TV] Brian Christopher vs Billy Joe Travis (Stretcher)


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The philosophy seems to be different in Power Pro than the USWA, as we are getting longer and more competitive matches on television so far. This was a really fun TV match with lots of props involved. The match requires tying up, which means the other wrestler has to lay there and pretend to not be able to fight the other guy off, but they do a nice job making that as plausible as they possibly can. Big schmozz at the end as the show goes off the air. In terms of how it's worked, this would have fit right in on either Monday night show at this time.

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I'm loving this longish matches on Power Pro as they are a ton of fun. Christopher starts this out working out BJT balls with a chain and the ropes. Stretcher matches are never my favorite stip but I liked this one with the rope tieing better than carrying people to the back. BJT has a great flurry of punches to escape the loss at one point. Christopher wins just in the nick of tv time and bedlam breaks with Tracy Smothers and Paul Diamond coming out to attack Christopher and Spellbinder. Nice moment at the very end with BJT getting a guitar shot in. (**1/2)

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Travis is STILL clinging to the single-long-leg tights, bless 'im. And bless PPW for giving us a decisive and satisfying finish--if any promotion could have devised a screwjob finish for a stretcher match, Memphis is it. But we get a really good studio brawl with a few modern touches like the drop toe hold onto a chair and the finish with Christopher doing the Tennessee Jam with a chair over Travis' head. That's a pretty good way to effectively knock him out long enough to strap him to the stretcher for the win. You have to credit PPW for not just giving us longer matches on TV but also working hard to completely change the look of the studio as much as possible. Even the handheld close-up cameras during the interviews give this a fresh view of things even if the concept is, as Migs said, anachronistic.

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