Connect with us
Tessa Blanchard
Impact Wrestling

Pro Wrestling

Tessa Blanchard fired, stripped of Impact World Championship

Impact Wrestling has announced they have ‘terminated its relationship’ with World Champion Tessa Blanchard.

Impact Wrestling has terminated its relationship with Impact World Champion Tessa Blanchard, and stripped her of her title. Impact issued the following statement to PWInsider:

Listen to the latest episode of our weekly wrestling podcast, PTW!

Impact Wrestling confirmed that it has terminated its relationship with Tessa Blanchard and stripped her of the Impact Wrestling World Championship.

Tessa was a rising star in the pro wrestling world, competing in WWE and later rising through the ranks of Impact Wrestling, capturing both the Knockouts Championship and the promotion’s top prize, the Impact World Championship when she defeated Sami Callihan for it at Hard to Kill in January. However, several wrestlers stepped forward around that same time, saying Tessa Blanchard is a locker room bully, and even allegedly hurled racial slurs toward wrestlers of color.

Most recently, she reportedly failed to send footage to Impact that was to be edited into a “via satellite” interview and aired on the June 1 edition of Impact Wrestling, forcing the promotion to alter the show last minute. She has not wrestled or been seen on television since the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic, but was scheduled to return at July 18’s Slammiversary. However, the relationship between Blanchard and Impact has deteriorated to the point where the company has terminated their relationship.

Tessa is the daughter of WWE Hall of Famer and current AEW on-screen manager Tully Blanchard.

Like what we do here at AIPT? Consider supporting us and independent comics journalism by becoming a patron today! In addition to our sincere thanks, you can browse AIPT ad-free, gain access to our vibrant Discord community of patrons and staff members, get trade paperbacks sent to your house every month, and a lot more. Click the button below to get started!

Comments

In Case You Missed It

the wheel of time the wheel of time

‘The Wheel of Time’ Episode 4 review: ‘The Dragon Reborn’

Television

EXCLUSIVE Marvel Preview: Death of Doctor Strange: Spider-Man #1 EXCLUSIVE Marvel Preview: Death of Doctor Strange: Spider-Man #1

EXCLUSIVE Marvel Preview: Death of Doctor Strange: Spider-Man #1

Comic Books

the last rite the last rite

‘The Last Rite’ review: Promising exorcism movie unable to deliver

Movie Reviews

‘Superman ’78’ #4 is the sequel we deserve ‘Superman ’78’ #4 is the sequel we deserve

‘Superman ’78’ #4 is the sequel we deserve

Comic Books

Connect
Newsletter Signup