Tessa Blanchard, current IMPACT Knockouts Champion, has signed a contract with WOW-Women of Wrestling. The announcement was made by WOW and Los Angeles Lakers owner Jeanie Buss.
Tessa will start with the promotion at tapings on October 10 and October 11. The company will tape shows for AXS TV in downtown Los Angeles at the Belasco Theatre. The episodes will air at the beginning of 2019.
The owner released a statement on the matter:
“Knowing the expectations of our WOW fans to see the best in women’s professional wrestling, we are elated to sign Tessa Blanchard. Tessa enhances and elevates our athletic roster of talent beyond measure and we can hardly wait to showcase her skills in the series set to broadcast on Mark Cuban’s AXS TV.”
Tessa Blanchard had something to say on the matter as well:
“I am grateful to both IMPACT Wrestling and the WOW executives for working out the details to allow me to pursue my dream of competing at the highest levels within our industry. The success I’ve experienced in the past month in winning the IMPACT Knockouts Championship, winning in Chicago at the ‘All In’ event in front of over 10,000 people, and now signing with WOW is what dreams are made of. My next dream to come true that will top off my year’s success will be when I beat Santana Garrett to win the WOW World Championship.”
Tessa Blanchard will defend her newly won IMPACT Knockouts Championship tonight against former champion Su Yung. She defeated Yung and Allie in a Triple Threat Match last week.