Tessa Blanchard was released from Impact Wrestling while she was their World Champion, and she hasn’t been signed to any other company since. The NWA has reportedly spoken to her, but AEW and WWE have stayed away. There is a reason for that.
Blanchard sparked some rumors after dropping a photo where she resembled Ted DiBiase’s gimmick. Some thought this was an NXT tease. That might be wishful thinking on her part, because Bodyslam.net said there is zero interest in her outside of the NWA.
Cassidy Haynes reports that Blanchard’s name came up while he was speaking to some sources. He was told that there is no interest from AEW or WWE. She is considered “nuclear.” Indie promoters seem to feel the same way about her.
I was told there are no plans for her to appear in either WWE, NXT or AEW. One source added, “She’s nuclear. Nobody wants near her.” I was also told a few months back while speaking with a prominent independent promoter, and when her name came up he said, “I have to stay away, she’s nuclear right now.”
Blanchard was called out for spitting on La Rosa Negra and calling her the N-Word while on a tour of Japan. This was followed by a slew of wrestlers coming forward about her backstage bullying. Now she can’t get work, but she is training people and recently had Izzy in for a session.
We will have to see what’s next for Tessa Blanchard. She is a third-generation star with a ton of potential, but that baggage obviously remains. There is a reason why fans at AEW All Out chanted “WE WANT TESSA!” while even more responded with “NO WE DON’T!” during the Women’s Casino Battle Royale.
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