Over the weekend, several female wrestlers including Allysin Kay, Isla Dawn, and La Rosa Negra accused Tessa Blanchard of spitting in Black Rose’s face and using a racial slur towards her when they both wrestled for Stardom in April 2017.
La Rosa Negra admitted that previously she wished to stay quiet about the incident, but following the tweets, she felt she needed to address it. She recently did an interview with Contralona in which she explained she didn’t expect an apology from Blanchard and that she has tried to move on and forget about what happened.
Black Rose said: “When I saw those tweets, I was in shock and impressed because, since 2017, people have been pushing me to speak about something that isn’t necessary. I don’t like to talk about my personal life. I like to keep myself private… Reading all of those fellow wrestlers’ tweets that supported me and reading their names, it surprised me. And reading the non-wrestlers’ comments, I said: “I have to do something because it isn’t how it says it was.” Maybe people took it wrong. I don’t want to be overexposed with this. The female wrestlers know what really happened and why I didn’t say anything. Now, I want to clear things up.”
She later added: “It saddens me that racism, envy, and bad things exist in sports. It will always be there. As adults, when something bad happens we can resolve things by talking. There’s always a solution. Mine was to forget about what happened on that day in April of 2017 in Japan. I think this was a good experience for me because now I know I have a lot of backup. It’s impressive, I didn’t know so many people knew about the situation until the Twitter thing. I feel fulfilled. I feel tickled… Nothing will dull everything that I have achieved alone.”