Originally published at Trevor Murdoch didn't expect Ric Flair to publicly congratulate him at NWA 73
Trevor Murdoch’s looks back on his world title win.
The conclusion of the NWA’s 73rd Anniversary pay-per-view saw Trevor Murdoch hit Nick Aldis with a ‘Piledriver’ and then execute his top rope bulldog to become the NWA Worlds Heavyweight Champion.
Aldis held onto the championship for nearly three full years and Murdoch ended that reign on Sunday night. Following his title win, Murdoch was greeted in the ring by his family and NWA Hall Of Famer Ric Flair. Murdoch told Busted Open Radio that he was not expecting Flair to come out and congratulate him. He was going into Sunday thinking he would be doing press the following day about his last match in wrestling.
Well first I didn’t expect Ric , there are bits and pieces that I actually gotta go back and watch it, because it was all just a whirlwind of emotions. I’m usually not at a loss for words because to be actually honest with you, part of me was expecting to have this conversation about that being my last match, to be honest with you.
Murdoch’s career was on the line in the bout and he shared on several occasions that he was going to retire after Harley Race passed way.
It was Nick Aldis and Billy Corgan who convinced Murdoch to come check out the NWA Powerrr tapings and that led to him joining the organization.
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