Hot on the heels of Ric Flair competing in his final ever wrestling match, WWE Hall of Famer DDP has confirmed he was approached about doing one of his own.
On the 31st of July 2022, Ric Flair brought the curtain down on one of the most illustrious in-ring careers of all time as he walked the aisle one last time. The bout was promoted as part of the Starrcast convention and held under the banner of Jim Crockett Promotions – Flair’s home company for much of the eighties.
The mastermind behind the event was Flair’s son-in-law and podcast magnate Conrad Thompson. Thompson himself has since publicly thanked both Vince McMahon and Tony Khan for giving the event their blessing given the talent involved from all sides of the wrestling divide.
Flair came out victorious in his final match as he teamed with his other son-in-law, Andrade El Idolo to defeat the duo of Jay Lethal and Jeff Jarrett.
Speaking on his DDP Snake Pit podcast, DDP revealed that Thompson had the ex-WCW star in mind for one final match of his own:
“It’s nothing I’ll ever do. Conrad was like ‘You know DDP, you’d be perfect to do one of these,’ I was like ‘Nah bro, I’m good. I had my last match, it’s never going to be better than that.’ I was lucky enough to have all my boys around me and it was fun. I’m good with that.”
DDP’s last match of his career came in January 2020 at AEW Dynamite – Bash At The Beach. On that occasion, he teamed with Dustin Rhodes and QT Marshall in a losing effort against The Butcher, The Blade, and MJF.
DDP was part of the show at Ric Flair’s final match and even interjected himself to drop NWA and IMPACT Wrestling star Matt Cardona with his deadly Diamond Cutter.