Report: More Details On Tessa Blanchard's Departure From IMPACT Wrestling

She was fired on June 25...

Back on June 25, IMPACT Wrestling announced Tessa Blanchard had been fired and stripped of the world title. Blanchard's contract with the promotion was set to expire before her next scheduled match at Slammiversary 2020 on July 18 and relations between the two parties had reportedly been frosty for some time. 

The Queen Of The Carolinas has no plans to wrestle during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and she hadn't appeared on an episode of IMPACT! since March 7. Reports at the time of her firing noted IMPACT asked Blanchard to send in promo videos for Slammiversary 2020 but she refused. The promotion then asked her to drop the title at Slammiversary but she reportedly didn't want to do that either. 

Dave Meltzer has since reported in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter that Blanchard offered to wrestle at the July 18 pay-per-view for a one-date price, but IMPACT refused to pay the amount she was asking for and subsequently announced she had been fired.

Where the former IMPACT Wrestling World Champion ends up next remains to be seen, but recent reports have noted WWE is interested in signing the third-generation wrestler while AEW is not.




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