Another Wrestling Legend Turns Down 'Last Match' Proposal

Here's another iconic wrestler who won't be following in Ric Flair's footsteps...

Diamond Dallas Page DDP silhouette
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Add Diamond Dallas Page to the growing list of wrestlers who won't be going down the Ric Flair route by working one last match.

Speaking on his and Jake 'The Snake' Roberts' DDP Snake Pit podcast recently, Page revealed that Starrcast promoter Conrad Thompson had nudged him towards a final in-ring stand. DDP wasn't interested, however, claiming he was happy with how he had signed off on his wrestling career.

Said DDP (h/t Wrestling Inc.):-

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“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.”

Thompson's Starrcast imprint hosted 'Jim Crockett Promotions Presents: Ric Flair's Last Match' on 31 July 2022. The much-publicised show was one of the most successful independent wrestling events ever, drawing 6,800 fans in Nashville, Tennessee, and was headlined by a 73-year-old Flair and son-in-law Andrade El Idolo's win over Jay Lethal and Jeff Jarrett.

DDP, 66, wrestled his final match on the 15 January 2020 episode of AEW Dynamite, teaming with Dustin Rhodes and QT Marshall in a losing effort against MJF, The Butcher, and The Blade. Prior to this, the cult WCW favourite last competed in WrestleMania 32's Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal (2016).

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Andy is WhatCulture's Senior Wrestling Reporter. A writer, presenter, and editor with 10+ years of experience in online media, he has been a sponge for all wrestling knowledge since playing an old Royal Rumble 1992 VHS to ruin in his childhood. Having previously worked for Bleacher Report, Andy specialises in short and long-form writing, video presenting, voiceover acting, and editing, all characterised by expert wrestling knowledge and commentary. Andy is as much a fan of 1985 Jim Crockett Promotions as he is present-day AEW and WWE - just don't make him choose between the two.