Conrad Thompson: Ric Flair's Last Match Is Part Of A 'Master Plan’
Could Ric Flair's Last Match be the first of a series of events?
Ric Flair’s Last Match was a commercial success, with the JCP branded event going down as the second most successful independent wrestling show of the modern era.
Whilst most assumed it was merely a one off, organiser Conrad Thompson has hinted that it was the first phase of ‘master plan’ saying the following to Jeff Jarrett on the My World podcast:
"You and I talked about this over a year ago," Thompson said to Jarrett. "I said, 'no, I'm not doing wrestling, I'm not promoting wrestling, I'm not negotiating finishes, I don't want to be involved in the politics.' I like my lane but this opportunity presented itself. The real story that we're not talking about, we will tell you one day, but this is part of a bigger master plan and no it does not involve Ric Flair wrestling again, but the entrepreneur brain kicked off and I saw an opportunity for Sunday and I said, 'if I don't do it, I'll wonder what if, so let's do it.' We rolled the dice, I couldn't be more tickled with the results."
Thompson gave the JCP name back to the Crockett family after the show, and has since filed a trademark for Southwest Championship Wrestling - formerly a Texas territory run by the Blanchards in the 70s.