The new Women of Wrestling relaunch is underway, and has been met with significant controversy after announcing Tessa Blanchard as the face and casting agent in the company.
Reasons for those controversies are an alleged incident with La Rosa Negra, that those around it claim saw Tessa Blanchard spit on La Rosa Negra and use a racial slur. Blanchard has vehemently denied such behavior to those close to her, and claimed the fight began when Negra threw an item at her. The two have spoken since, but as it turns out, there have been some pretty heavy efforts by multiple companies to get them together again.
Fightful has learned of two specific pitches that were put together, one on screen, and one off screen. According to NWA sources, one of the ideas when they made contact with Blanchard during the Summer was to get La Rosa Negra and Blanchard together in private to work things out and make good on their issues. We're not sure if this even made it to La Rosa Negra.
Another pitch made this year was from WOW Women of Wrestling this year. Fightful has learned from sources close to La Rose Negra, close to WOW, and who formerly worked at WOW that a pitch was made to her that she could work for WOW, and she and Tessa would appear on screen together in some capacity. It was not specified to us if this would have been on the actual show, or something for social media, or what the content would have entailed, though we were told things varying from an "apology" to "easing tensions."
Fightful has attempted to reach out to La Rosa Negra on the matter.
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