WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair will wrestle his last match in Nashville, TN this Sunday, July 31st. Popular podcast host Conrad Thompson is promoting the event for Starrcast, under the banner of Jim Crockett Promotions. But Thompson mentioned during a media call that following the show, the trademark for Jim Crockett Promotions would be turned over to David Crockett.
Thompson filed for the trademark in May of this year for the long-time promotion, acquiring both “Jim Crockett Promotions” and “JCP,” with Sunday’s Starrcast V event taking place under that promotion’s name.
Thompson plans to hand over the trademarks to the younger Crockett on August 1. Fightful had the details of the media call, the highlights from which you can check out below:
On putting on Ric Flair’s Last Match event: “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.”
On the Jim Crockett Promotions trademark: “Once we landed 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 to start a promotion. But I thought if Ric is going to have his last match, what better banner to 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’ve already told David Crockett that come August 1, I no longer have any interest in the Jim Crockett Promotions trademark. That 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.”