Tessa Blanchard was released from Impact Wrestling while holding their World Title. It was not the way anyone intended on her historic title reign to end, but the pandemic made the situation extremely difficult.
Blanchard didn’t want to leave Mexico for fear that she wouldn’t be allowed back in. She was engaged to Daga, but now the two are officially married. She also recently returned to the ring to wrestle a match against Kylie Rae where she dropped a title.
The third-generation pro wrestler released a statement to fans via an Instagram post. She explained her absence from the ring and said it was due to focusing on her wedding and honeymoon. She also made it clear that she’s not racist as allegations suggested and now she’s taking control of her own life
“I’ve been away for a while, the main reason for that is to focus on my wedding & honeymoon. The past few months I’ve gotten back to the basics & been focusing on the relationships I have with family, friends & myself. The point of this post is because I’m taking back the control of my narrative. I’ve had people weigh in on what I should do, what I should say, what interview to do, where to go.. now, I want to listen to what I want and what’s in my heart. I am so blessed in so many areas of my life & I am so grateful to have such strong people in my life. & I regained control of that mindset.. that I know who I am. At the end of every day I can look in the mirror and say ‘I know that woman, I like that woman, I love who that woman is becoming and what she’s capable of’, that’s all I need. racist? That’s not me, that’s never been me, I don’t have a history of being that way, I don’t have a history of using that language & that’s the end of it, it’s just not who I am. & I’m tired of being called & my family seeing me be called something so hateful. Who I am is a woman that cares deeply about my passion and putting in work. Who I am is a woman that gives 110% at whatever she does whether it was waiting tables, extra curricular school work, the next workout, or in the ring. Who I am is a woman that prefers to be viewed as tough as nails instead of having any form of weakness. Who I am is a woman completely driven by my passion & what I believe God has for me in life. Even with those little details about me, at the end of the day none of it matters.. we are each responsible for taking control of our own lives. I’m taking back control of mine.. 💎 #nosvemospronto”
The last headlines Blanchard’s name snagged came after her image appeared in WWE 2K Battlegrounds. That was a mistake and the problem was quickly corrected after they ran a patch to remove her image.
WWE reportedly sent out feelers for Tessa Blanchard after her Impact Wrestling release. We’ll have to see what is next for her.