Hot on the heels of promoting Ric Flair’s last match, it has emerged Conrad Thompson has filed a trademark which hints at him launching a promotion.
The podcast king is the man behind popular fan convention Starrcast and it is his Starrcast LLC that filed to trademark the name ‘Southwest Championship Wrestling’ on the 5th of August.
The original Southwest Championship Wrestling was a promotion owned by Joe Blanchard – the father of Four Horseman Tully Blanchard. SWCW ran out of San Antonio, Texas between 1978 and 1985 when it was purchased by Texas All-Star Wrestling.
The filing lists the purpose of the trademark as “Entertainment in the nature of wrestling contests; Providing wrestling news and information via a global computer network” as well as merchandise such as, “Bandanas; Hats; Shirts; Sweatshirts; Hooded sweatshirts.”
The news of the filing comes after Conrad Thompson admitted that promoting Ric Flair’s last ever match could be “bigger than a one-off.”
Thompson was able to pull together stars from all corners of the wrestling divide to compete on the card at his father-in-law’s final wrestling bout. Flair’s match saw AEW and WWE contracted stars share the ring as Flair teamed with Andrade El Idolo to defeat Jay Lethal and current WWE Senior Vice President, Jeff Jarrett.