Tessa Blanchard was accused of spitting in La Rosa Negra’s face before calling her the N-Word. This was confirmed by Rosa and she has spoken at length about the event that allegedly took place while in Japan in 2017.
Blanchard is now speaking out about this allegation. She is standing by her denial that she ever used that racial slur. The Impact World Champion then went on to discuss how awful racism is before reiterating that she did not use that word.
Over the last week I have been accused of calling a fellow wrestler a racial slur. To read this allegation has been personally upsetting. To be clear, I absolutely did not use that word. That word is not in my vocabulary. That word is not in my heart. Racism is not in my heart.
Yet I know many people have to deal with racism in a way I will never have to. Racism is an awful part of American history, and it is equally awful that it’s still part of our society today. While I did not do what was claimed, I stand ready to use my platform to support the fight against racism however I can.
We will have to see what is next in this situation. Tessa Blanchard is sticking with her story that this event did not take place. She did not address any of the other allegations from wrestlers who have come forward concerning her history of backstage bullying.