How WWE Tried To Get Involved In Ric Flair's Last Match

WWE were in talks to film footage during Ric Flair's Last Match, BUT...

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WWE and Starrcast were unable to come to an agreement during negotiations that would have seen the market-leading wrestling promotion film the Jim Crockett Promotions Presents: Ric Flair's Last Match event for a documentary.

Dave Meltzer reports in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter that the talks concentrated on a footage exchange. In return for allowing WWE to film at the 31 July show, Starrcast organised Conrad Thompson would have had access to select WWE-owned footage, likely from Jim Crockett Promotions, to help promote Ric Flair's Last Match.

While the parties didn't strike a deal on this occasion, Meltzer writes that WWE will likely attempt to land the footage at a later date.

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Ric Flair and son-in-law Andrade El Idolo defeated Jay Lethal and Jeff Jarrett in the Starrcast-promoted main event. At 73 years old, Flair was not only working his final wrestling bout, but also his first since September 2011.

Jim Crockett Promotions Presents: Ric Flair's Last Match was a considerable business success, drawing a gate of $448,502 in Nashville, Tennessee. More than 6,800 fans were in attendance. That dollar amount is the second highest in US indie history, behind only the $458,525 generated by 2018's landmark All In.

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