More episodes of IMPACT Wrestling will be without the IMPACT Wrestling World Champion, Tessa Blanchard.
Tessa Blanchard, the first-ever woman to capture a globally-recognized world championship in pro wrestling, has been unable to attend IMPACT Wrestling events because of current travel issues due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
Before everything shut down, Blanchard was supposed to defend her championship at Terminal 5 in New York City against Eddie Edwards and Michael Elgin at IMPACT Wrestling Rebellion in April.
When things began to shut down, and it was revealed that IMPACT Wrestling would be continuing on with closed set tapings in front of no audience in Nashville, Tennessee, Tessa was already in Mexico, where she lives, and was unable to travel.
Now, a new report from Mike Johnson of PWInsider says that this will be a continuing issue and that Tessa Blanchard was not at the most recent set of tapings for IMPACT Wrestling TV.
To make up for her absence on television, Moose has revived the old TNA World Championship and has been using that Championship on weekly television. Although the championship is unrecognized, Moose has defended it on television.
In addition to that, a tournament to name the top contender to Tessa Blanchard’s recognized championship has been ongoing and will reach its conclusion this coming Tuesday on AXS TV.