Tessa Blanchard is a former, one time Impact Knockouts Champion, one-time Crash Women's Champion, and also the current Women of Wrestling Champion she also holds several championships on the independent circuit as well.
A third-generation professional wrestler, Blanchard is the daughter of Four Horsemen member Tully Blanchard. Speaking in the latest episode of Talk is Jericho, Blanchard explained why she signed with Impact: “So, they had reached out to me a few times.
And I was always just, ‘No, no, that’s not for me, I’m always going to be a WWE person. That’s just not for me.’ And then I don’t know what it was, but something became more attractive about it to me.
And they started signing a lot of the more popular talents now. You know, they’ve got Pentagon, they’ve got Fenix, they’ve got Brian Cage, Sami Callihan. People who are really, really talented and have bigger names right now.
And my roommate at the time was Moose. And he was there and he’s persuading me every day, ‘Tessa you’ve gotta come.’ And so I went one day, and I thought it was cool. I liked it. I hadn’t signed anything yet, just testing the waters and what not.
The locker room was very inviting, everyone wanted everyone to do great. It wasn’t like walking on eggshells or anything, it was just, everyone was for everyone. It was really cool, and then Don [Callis] and Scott [D’Amore] and Sonjay [Dutt], they really care about the end product, so they don’t mind taking the time to get there."