Tessa Blanchard To Speak For First Time Following Controversy

3 years ago by Tempest

Tessa Blanchard To Speak For First Time Following Controversy

Tessa Blanchard is set to speak to the media for the first time since winning the Impact World Championship. She was the centre of controversy prior to the win, as accusations of racism and bully emerged from other workers.

The following statement was released by Impact Wrestling to Fightful regarding Blanchard’s media availability:

Tessa Blanchard is, of course, the first female to ever hold the World Championship in a major professional wrestling organization. She won the title on Sunday, January 12, in the main event of the Hard To Kill pay-per-view, held in Dallas, Texas. The 24-year-old Tessa follows her dad (Tully Blanchard), her step-father (Magnum TA) and her grandfather (Joe Blanchard) into the ring.

Tessa leads the IMPACT Wrestling roster into Las Vegas this upcoming weekend for 3 consecutive nights of shows – Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 7-9, all at Sam’s Town Live, with the action starting nightly at 6 p.m.

All of the IMPACT stars will be in Las Vegas for the High Roller Tour, including Ken Shamrock, Rob Van Dam, Rhino, TJP, Moose, Eddie Edwards, Madison Rayne, Rosemary, Taya Valkyrie, reigning X-Division Champion Ace Austin and the reigning Tag Team Champions The North (Josh Alexander and Ethan Page), among others.

IMPACT Wrestling airs every Tuesday night at 8 p.m. ET on AXS TV – and the shows this weekend at Sam’s Town will be filmed for future episodes of the company’s hit weekly TV show, Impact!

Topics Tessa Will Discuss on the Media Teleconference

  • Winning the World Championship.
  • Becoming a pro wrestling pioneer.
  • Her legacy in the industry.
  • Trailblazing in pro wrestling.
  • Sami Callihan
  • The emotional salute she received on the entrance ramp as she left the ring with the title.
  • Analyzing the IMPACT roster.
  • Future IMPACT feuds.
  • Fighting Ace Austin on Feb. 22 in Louisville.
  • The Rebellion pay-per-view on April 19 in New York City.

Her media call will take place on February 6, 2020.

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