Impact fires Tessa Blanchard, strip her of title

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Impact fires Tessa Blanchard, strip her of title

Post by ICW » June 25th, 2020, 10:47 pm

From Impact Wrestling:

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

PWinsider reported on the reason for Impact terminating their relationship with Blanchard:

Relations between Blanchard and Impact had become increasingly icy in recent weeks, especially after Blanchard did not send promos from Mexico (where she has been residing) for the 6/1 episode of Impact on AXS. That footage was slated to have been edited into a sit-down interview conducted by Josh Mathews 'via satellite.' When that material was not received, Impact had to re-edit the episode with other content and have host segments of the show changed and new voiceovers cut.

Impact sources cite that there were attempts made to get Blanchard to return and drop the title but that the two sides were not able to come to terms. Blanchard's deal was slated to expire before the PPV but Impact was hoping that she would return for a final appearance. When it became increasingly obvious that wasn't going to happen, Impact opted to cut bait and move forward.
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Re: Impact fires Tessa Blanchard, strip her of title

Post by AJLe » June 25th, 2020, 11:05 pm

On paper, she'd be a perfect fit for WWE, and would have a natural program with or against Charlotte at some point.

But...there's probably a good reason WWE never made a push to sign her in the first place, and stuff like this kinda shows why. I hope she doesn't end up being the female Teddy Hart - all of the talent and opportunities you could ask for, but in the end, you have nothing but burned bridges and "what if's" to show for it.

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Re: Impact fires Tessa Blanchard, strip her of title

Post by Greg2600 » June 26th, 2020, 1:02 am

How the hell are Impact still in business?
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Re: Impact fires Tessa Blanchard, strip her of title

Post by mrira » June 26th, 2020, 8:04 am

I agree with AJLee, she’d be perfect for WWE if she didn’t have such a bad attitude. If Tully could get her attitude under control maybe she can go to AEW, except there women’s division isn’t exactly what WWE’s is.


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