A WWE Hall of Famer and WCW legend has admitted that Conrad Thompson pitched an idea for him to follow in Ric Flair’s footsteps and have a final match.
On July 31st Ric Flair laced up his boots one more time as he took part in his highly anticipated final wrestling match at the age of 73. Flair teamed up with AEW star and his son-in-law Andrade El Idolo to take on the duo of Jay Lethal and WWE Hall of Famer Jeff Jarrett.
The end of the bout saw Flair lay out Jarrett with brass knuckles before locking in his figure four leg lock. With Jarrett out, the referee counted the pinfall to declare The Nature Boy the winner. Since that match, Flair has admitted he passed out twice during the match due to dehydration.
The match was part of the Starrcast convention and the brainchild of podcast king and Flair’s other son-in-law, Conrad Thompson.
Now speaking on his DDP Snake Pit podcast, former WCW World Champion DDP has revealed that Thompson pitched a similar idea to him:
“It’s nothing I’ll ever do. Conrad was like ‘You know DDP, you’d be perfect to do one of these,’ I was like ‘Nah bro, I’m good. I had my last match, it’s never going to be better than that.’ I was lucky enough to have all my boys around me and it was fun. I’m good with that.”
DDP last competed on an episode of AEW Dynamite back in January 2020. Diamond Dallas Page teamed with QT Marshall and Dustin Rhodes in a trios match, losing to the team of MJF, The Butcher, and The Blade.