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According to Pro Wrestling Sheet her contract was coming up BEFORE Slammiversary. So I'm not sure that this isn't just a move for the sake of not looking like their World Champion walked on them and to not get the Jeff Jarrett treatment by being taken advantage of.

She undoubtedly has some growing up to do but far more unprofessional people than her have made big it in wrestling(i.e. pretty much everyone).
No, it's not a just move.
They asked her for a promo video. Nothing risky about that. She refused. She got fired. 1000% fair.
 

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it says right in that article that her contract was up before slammiversary.

I never once said that there wasn't other factors involved in the situation but there is SEEMINGLY more to the situation than just that. But what information you want to believe and from what source is up to you.

In wrestling, much like in sports if you re good at it SOMEONE will take a flyer on you in hopes that you have changed or in hopes that they can fix you. She's young she has time to redeem herself. Am I saying that it's imminent? No, I a not but the potential for it to happen is there.

My biggest question is why were they even advertising her for a match at a show that she allegedly wasn't going to be under contract for? Why would she bother promoting a match that it's likely that even if she were under contract for the show she wasn't going to risk contracting a potentially fatal virus to perform at?

Again there is no attempt here to absolve her of her more than obvious shortcomings, but there is seemingly(and again depending on what reports you put your stock in) a lot more to unpack than simply not sending in promos for a match(that with the current situation and her actions throughout the duration of it and the rapid increase in cases recently in the United States) there would have been no reason for them to believe she would even be at the show in the first place. This is a company that still put their World Title on her during a racism scandal and this is their line, is that not odd to you?

Though a point I made earlier on the state of the wrestling industry still stands companies like AEW and WWE and even IMPACT isn't giving in entirely to cancel culture as evidenced by things like Tessa not losing her job in January, Elgin not losing his job, Riddle and Dream etc. in WWE, and Havoc, Guevara in AEW. And that historically it has always been an industry where the strangest things happen however unlikely they may be. All my point really is that I would not be the least bit shocked if somewhere down the line(who knows how far down the line) Tessa Blanchard finds an opportunity to live up to her obvious potential.

Guys like Antonio Brown keep getting opportunities or drawing interest from teams even now with all the baggage associated with him there are certain industries where opportunities keep materializing for people with talent or potential regardless of that baggage and wrestling is one of them.
IMPACT WRESTLING TERMINATES TESSA BLANCHARD, STRIPS HER OF IMPACT CHAMPIONSHIP
By Mike Johnson on 2020-06-25 22:10:00
Impact Wrestling announced this evening that it has terminated the contract of reigning Impact Wrestling Champion Tessa Blanchard and has stripped her of the title.
Impact’s statement reads as follows:
“Impact Wrestling confirmed that it has terminated its relationship with Tessa Blanchard and stripped her of the Impact Wrestling World Championship.”
Blanchard had not competed for the promotion since the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic. She had been slated to return to the company at the 7/18 Slammiversary PPV in Nashville, defending against four challengers, Trey Miguel, Eddie Edwards, Ace Austin and a fourth competitor originally slated to be Michael Elgin, who will not compete unless the company clears him from the suspension that was announced earlier this week.
Relations between Blanchard and Impact had become increasingly icy in recent weeks, especially after Blanchard did not send promos from Mexico (where she has been residing) for the 6/1 episode of Impact on AXS. That footage was slated to have been edited into a sit-down interview conducted by Josh Mathews “via satellite.” When that material was not received, Impact had to re-edit the episode with other content and have host segments of the show changed and new voiceovers cut.
Blanchard, 24 years old, is the daughter of Tully Blanchard and the step-daughter of Magnum TA. She debuted for Impact in 2018 and ascended to the Impact Wrestling Championship, winning the belt from Sami Callihan at the Hard to Kill PPV.
There is no word that Blanchard’s departure from Impact means for her fiancé Daga, who we are told remains under what is described as a “multi-year” Impact contract.
PWInsider.com has reached out to Blanchard for comment on her departure from Impact and will update upon her response.






It literally says that she was fired for not sending promos in and her contract expiring had nothing to do with her firing.

Shes had MULPITLE chances to change and hasn't changed yet and will never change no matter what.

They obviously thought she was going to show up but she didn't want to so they fired her.

They put the title on her thinking she changed but they were wrong and that has nothing to do with her actions of not coming back to fulfill her contract obligations.

Dude shes going to be stuck doing indie shows and AAA shows because no one else will puck her up. I mean shes been blackballed and blacklisted from.WWE, Impact, and Stardom for being a cancer and hard to work with. Shes done.
 

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What benefit would there be to send a promo to build to a match or show that she has no intention of attending?

Why should she risk contracting a potentially fatal virus? How is caring more about that than wrestling a match or sending pointless promos that are leading to nothing burning a bridge?






Because she's choosing her health over her job? Nobody could have foreseen how she would act during a pandemic.




It didn't even stop Impact from making her World Champion.

It isn't even stopping AEW or WWE from continuing to employ and use people who have been accused of saying or doing heinous things.
There's absolutely nothing wrong with her protecting her health, I don't think that's what burned bridges with Impact, I think it's the fact that she wouldn't do the work asked of her, nor was she willing to drop the title.

If she didn't have any plans of wrestling at their biggest show of the year she should've told them that outright instead of just not doing the promos. If your boss says I need you to come in this weekend what would he be more mad about, you saying no, or you just not showing up when they're expecting you?

If she couldn't fulfill her duties as champ the least she could've done was mailed them their title and made a social media post about why she had to drop it.
 

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They need to sue this dirtbag for everything she has. There are quite a few women wrestlers with more class and ability than her. The only thing she has going for her is her last name.
 

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Interesting.

I had a feeling for starters she wasn't going to make it to Slammiversary, unless they held it in Mexico. But with Pentagon Jr. now back in AEW, I thought ok there's no excuses now,.

This is going to be a big loss to Impact. If I were AEW I would sign her. I think she would prefer to goto AEW rather than goto WWE. Still, if somehow she signed with NXT I would mark.

If she signs with AEW, I hope they let her keep her Undeniable theme.
I mean, I know her dad is working for the company but given how little AEW has done with their Women's Division, even before the pandemic, I can't assume anyone would want to go there over NXT. I mean some people have their horror stories like Deonna but still, even with Bianca and Shayna gone, it's far better than what AEW is putting out currently.

Lol, FUCK NO! WWE is terrified of bad publicity, and signing her in the midst of the #SpeakingOut movement would be a complete disaster.
As much as WWE are "terrified of bad publicity" hasn't stopped them from doing things like not testing their talent for Covd 19 until the last week, firing talents during a pandemic, originally making their talents work live shows before Vince changed his mind, etc.

I wouldn't rule anything out.
 

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She's in Mexico, right? Yeah, Impact are never getting that title back. Can't believe they put it on her in the first place, I'm not against a female holding the world title, but if I was in charge I'd choose somebody else over Tessa since she's a massive bitch behind the scenes, and doesn't deserve to hold the company's world title.
 

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As much as WWE are "terrified of bad publicity" hasn't stopped them from doing things like not testing their talent for Covd 19 until the last week, firing talents during a pandemic, originally making their talents work live shows before Vince changed his mind, etc.

I wouldn't rule anything out.
That's a good point. WWE probably also knows it has its stans who start some droll propaganda campaign about literally everything - if nothing else they can do some "what about AEW...?!". So if it brings profit (or reduces costs like no testing) they will usually just do it.

But all the examples are probably decisions by Vince McMahon, who is untouchable. Tessa is not that big of a name, so I assume she would just be hired by Hunter or so for NXT. And he may want to avoid the obvious PR backlash that his enemies can use, as he's probably still in some power struggle in the company.
 

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I don't know how you could trust her if she's toxic when handed everything you can possibly have. It was a mistake to make her world champ and unless she's like Roman the COVID excuse is nonsense.
 

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She a good wrestler and would strengthen AEW women division, but man after all their virtue signaling they sure would look hypocritical as fuck for doing so. Her past will continue to haunt her while cancel culture remains strong that for sure. Shame her run with Impact end not with a bang but a whimper and sore note, I thought she'd be leaving at some point but her professionalism is a disgrace after Impact pushed her to the moon and back. Fuck.

At least Impact been run well and will recover easily enough, especially if they're bring some guys in (Gallows, EC3 etc).
 

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Good riddance!!!! Tessas attitude did nothing for Impact and was a disaster to deal with Backstage. After chances, she just became a roadblock for Impact to grow. Worst world Champ in Impact to date.
 

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Tessa has been rumored to be a shitty person for many years and it seems she is still a shitty person. She is an alleged racist, a bully and a headcase to work with. Tell me why any company would want to work with her? NXT passed on her years back, why would they sign he now considering the current climate. While AEW does have some questionable people employed, it will still look hypocritical for them to sign her even if she does improve that women's division.

On a side note, yes Tessa would be needed more in AEW than NXT/WWE however (hypothetically if both companies says fuck it and decides they want to sign her) selfishly I would rather see he rin NXT than AEW because aside of a few women like Shida, Tessa won't be having that many good matches. Talent wise he's good, as a person she's shit and sometimes, like Impact just realized, it's not worth it.
 

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How the Hell did you let that go, Impact. Someone is leaving the company still a champion, it's ridiculous. At the very least make her drop the title on her way out, send someone in Mexico or something. They made her God, they make her the Men Champ, meaning she is above the entire roster and she never lose it and leave.

TNA is gonna TNA.

They should have covered their base in the case something like this happens. Not the first time this happens with Impact.
 

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The men's title on a trashbag. Least they could have done is have a AAA wrestler get the title from her in a back alley brawl. Hope they sue her to the point of bankruptcy.
 

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I really like Tessa Blanchard and seen her as a big future player in women's wrestling regardless of if she moved onto AEW or WWE but it's just a shame that she's hard to work with and has an attitude. Hopefully this situation forces her to have a long, long look at herself because she has all the talent and skills to still be a huge star in professional wrestling.
 
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