Report: Update On The IMPACT Wrestling World Championship Belt

Tessa Blanchard was in possession of the title at the time of her firing...

On June 25, IMPACT Wrestling announced they had fired Tessa Blanchard and stripped her of the world title. The two parties had reportedly been on poor terms for some time as Blanchard's contract expired before Slammiversary 2020 and she refused to send in promo videos for the pay-per-view. She did talk to the promotion about appearing at the event, but IMPACT was unwilling to meet her price for a one-night appearance. 

Blanchard was in possession of the IMPACT Wrestling World Championship at the time of her firing and @BeltFanDan tweeted earlier this week that The Queen Of The Carolinas had demanded $150,000 for its safe return.

He wrote: "Impact got a new set of belts. Tessa reported wanted $150,000 to return the old one."

Carlos Toro at Fightful reported yesterday that Tessa did not demand a large sum of money from IMPACT and the company only provided her with an address to send the strap to earlier this week. She is now arranging for the safe return of the world championship to her former promotion.  

Where Blanchard ends up next remains to be seen, but reports have noted WWE is interested in signing the third-generation wrestler.

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