According to the current holder of the ‘Jim Crockett Promotions’ trademark, the moniker will soon return to the Crockett family.
On a media call in advance of his own Father-in-Law’s, ‘Ric Flair’s Last Match,’ wrestling podcaster Conrad Thompson has revealed that there are not plans to continue to host any events under the moniker.
Going one further, Thompson notes his plan to return the trademark to the Crockett family, saying:
“Through the series of podcasts that we did last year on What Happened When with Tony Schiavone, I got to become very good friends with David Crockett. I could just tell when I spent time with David, he misses wrestling oh, he loves wrestling and I can tell that he had the bug. We would just hypothesize “what if…” and when I saw this opportunity the Sunday after SummerSlam, I just thought, ‘Well, this can be it,’ and he jumped at the chance.
“Once we landed on the idea of Ric Flair’s Last Match,” well, for what promotion? Because we’re not really a wrestling promotion. I’m talking to you now from my mortgage office. This is my real life. I don’t have any aspirations to be a wrestling promoter or start a promotion. But I thought if Ric is going to have his last match, what better banner have it under than Jim Crockett Promotions.
Thanks to the help of our gimmick attorney, Mr. Mike Dockins, he helped us secure the trademark but I have already told David Crockett that come August 1, I no longer have any interest in the Jim Crockett Promotions trademark. That’s his family’s legacy. His family should own that trademark and although technically, on paper, he and I might be 50/50 on that, he will be 100% owner of Jim Crockett Promotions come August 1.”
While one son-in-law may be serving as promoter for the match, another is acting as talent as Ric Flair’s other son-in-law, Andrade El Idolo will be teaming with him for the match.
Ric Flair’s Last Match is set to be a tag team affair where the team of Flair and Idolo will take on Jeff Jarrett and Jay Lethal.
Ric Flair’s Last Match is both the match itself and the title of the overall event, also set to feature other exciting wrestling matches with talent from multiple promotions.
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