Tessa Blanchard was fired by IMPACT Wrestling on June 25, days before her contract with the company was set to expire. Blanchard was the reigning IMPACT World Champion when the decision was made to terminate her contract.
Fightful Select reported Blanchard's contract was expired on June 30 and there is no non-compete clause attached, meaning she is free to sign with any promotion.
According to Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer, WWE has sent out feelers towards Blanchard. Alex McCarthy of talkSPORT adds that a source close to Blanchard told talkSPORT that WWE is the "likely landing spot" for Blanchard.
The source also noted to McCarthy that they didn't believe Tony Khan and AEW were interested. Tessa's father Tully currently works for AEW.
Blanchard is currently in Mexico with her fiance Daga due to the COVID-19 pandemic and travel restrictions.
Blanchard previously competed in WWE in NXT in 2016 and the Mae Young Classic in 2017, but wasn't signed due to reported "attitude issues." In January, Blanchard was accused of bullying and racism by other female wrestlers. It was alleged she spat on and used the N-word towards La Rosa Negra. Blanchard denied using the N-word, but did not address the bullying allegations in her statement.
Fightful will continue to update fans on the situation as more is known.
- From The Web