A WWE-produced documentary surrounding Ric Flair’s Last Match could be on its way – it just won’t be happening any time soon.
‘The Nature Boy’ was victorious in his divisive last match, teaming with Andrade El Idolo to defeat Jeff Jarrett and Jay Lethal. Given its significance, WWE was reportedly keen to get in on the business too, with negotiations allegedly being held between them and Starrcast.
Per Dave Meltzer in the latest Wrestling Observer Newsletter, WWE wanted to film the footage of Flair’s final match but in exchange, they’d have to provide footage of Ric Flair to promote the event. This, presumably, would have included vintage Jim Crockett Promotions footage.
It’s worth noting that, as Dave Meltzer speculated, it’s likely that WWE will ultimately come into possession of the footage. The full show won’t be posted on the WWE Network, but a documentary – which WWE excels at – remains a possibility.
Ric Flair got the win for his team in the match, gaining a pinfall win over Jarrett after locking the unconscious ‘King of the Mountain’ in a Figure Four Leglock. Flair, as expected, bled heavily throughout the match to the point he was unable to sit up during the attempted submission.
Although WWE didn’t film the match, they were represented at the event through various WWE Hall of Famers, including Bret Hart, Mick Foley, and The Undertaker. Jeff Jarrett, who wrestled Ric Flair, is also WWE’s current Senior Vice President of Live Events, and had appeared at SummerSlam the night before.