How Impact Wrestling Almost Made Tessa Blanchard Drop World Title Before Releasing Her

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Tessa Blanchard became the first-ever women’s World Champion in Impact Wrestling after she defeated Sami Callihan back in 2020. However, there was a lot of controversy surrounding Blanchard around that time. She was eventually released by Impact Wrestling last year.

While speaking on a media call, Tommy Dreamer revealed a nixed plan for Tessa Blanchard. Dreamer said that he was going to turn heel on Blanchard, who was the World Champion at that time.

Then he would go on to defeat Blanchard for the title, getting a lot of heat in the process. However, that idea never came to fruition.

“In Impact Wrestling, as you know I had a great relationship with Tessa Blanchard, and I was kind of her mention. And I wanted to do, this is for old wrestling fans, Mr. Wrestling #2 vs. Magnum TA. And I wanted to actually turn heel on her, and beat her for the title. Then transition it to somebody else.”

“I wanted to turn on her and be total, total heel. It didn’t happen, but I think it would’ve been pretty damn good if it did because you would’ve had people hating on me and my biggest heat was, ‘You turned on a woman? Who trusted you?’ I thought it would’ve been pretty damn good, but it didn’t happen.”

Tommy Dreamer is scheduled to challenge Rich Swann for the Impact World Championship at No Surrender this Saturday.

h/t to Wrestling Inc for the quotes.

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