The news that surprised many pro-wrestling fans in the last few days was that which involved the Impact Wrestling absolute champion, the first woman in the history of the American federation to have won the federation world title, (the one usually dedicated to the men of the federation), which has been sensationally fired by the company, we are obviously talking about Tessa Blanchard.
After numerous internal disagreements with the company's management and after literally disappearing from Impact's TV screens for weeks, the champion would have been deprived of the title and then even fired. Despite the fact that the champion had been holding her belt for some months and despite her contract with the company expiring in less than a week, on Friday the management of Impact Wrestling thought it well to fire the 24-year-old American, trying to give a shock to her show and your locker room.
Is WWE interested in signing Tessa Blanchard?
According to Meltzer (via Daniel Yanofsky of Wrestling Inc), WWE didn't sign her to a WWE deal in the past due to "attitude problems." Still, Tessa Blanchard said she was "on very good terms" with WWE.
The daughter of WWE Hall of Famer Tully Blanchard has consistently impressed in the ring, winning the Impact Wrestling's 2019 Wrestler of the Year Award. She rose to fame on the independent circuit and has continued to succeed in various promotions.
Alex McCarthy of Talk Sport got on Twitter and he confirmed that Tessa Blanchard’s likely landing pad will be WWE. It’s still very early in the process, but there is definite interest from WWE to sign the 24-year-old former Impact World Champion.
"Tessa Blanchard likely landing spot is WWE at this point. Still early, but there’s only obvious interest from WWE right now I’m told." Blanchard was released early from her Impact contract after failing to submit requested promo and interview content, leading to fears she'd no-show the upcoming Slammiversary pay-per-view.
She was embroiled in a racism scandal after multiple allegations came to light in January and there have been multiple unflattering reports on her conduct in the past, seemingly leaving her in poor standing with WWE. In January 2020, multiple female wrestlers came forward with bullying and racism allegations against Blanchard, including an incident involving Blanchard spitting in a black woman's face and calling her a racial slur. The woman in question, Black Rose, later stated that the incident did indeed take place. Blanchard denied the allegations.