IMPACT Wrestling Terminates Tessa Blanchard's Contract, World Title Vacated

The now-former champion had been out of the picture...

Impact Wrestling has announced that Tessa Blanchard, the company's World champion of more than five months, has had her contract with the promotion terminated.

The company issued a simple statement, saying, "Impact Wrestling confirmed that it has terminated its relationship with Tessa Blanchard and stripped her of the Impact Wrestling World Championship."

Blanchard has not appeared for the promotion during the ongoing pandemic, as she's been in Mexico with her fiancee, current Impact wrestler Daga.

Impact reportedly tried getting Blanchard to send in promos for Slammiversary that would air during the weekly shows, but that Blanchard, for whatever reason, did not comply.

Mike Johnson of PWInsider said that Impact tried to get Blanchard in to drop the title, but that also didn't happen, and so the company simply opted to let her go.

Blanchard won the championship from Sami Callihan at the Hard to Kill pay-per-view on January 12. She was scheduled to the defend the championship in a five-way match at Slammiversary next month, against Ace Austin, Eddie Edwards, Trey Miguel, and Michael Elgin (who was recently suspended indefinitely, in light of sexual assault allegations made against him).

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