Tessa Blanchard Denies Making Racist Comments

Tessa Blanchard is defending herself amid persistent allegations of her making racist remarks.

Tessa Blanchard started 2020 by becoming the first woman to hold the IMPACT Wrestling World Heavyweight Championship. That same weekend, allegations surfaced of her using racially insensitive language during a match with La Rosa Negra in japan.

The year would continue to be a rollercoaster for her as she would forfeit the IMPACT World Championship without even losing it as she was in Mexico having trouble traveling to the United States due to the global coronavirus pandemic and this eventually led to a dispute between she and IMPACT.

Recently, Blanchard was married to Daga and after the couple celebrated their honeymoon, Blanchard took to her Instagram to address the allegations, once more saying that racism does not have a place in her heart.

I’ve been away for a while, the main reason for that is to focus on my wedding & honeymoon. The past few months I’ve gotten back to the basics & been focusing on the relationships I have with family, friends & myself. The point of this post is because I’m taking back the control of my narrative.

I’ve had people weigh in on what I should do, what I should say, what interview to do, where to go.. now, I want to listen to what I want and what’s in my heart. I am so blessed in so many areas of my life & I am so grateful to have such strong people in my life. & I regained control of that mindset.. that I know who I am.

At the end of every day, I can look in the mirror and say ‘I know that woman, I like that woman, I love who that woman is becoming and what she’s capable of’, that’s all I need. racist? That’s not me, that’s never been me, I don’t have a history of being that way, I don’t have a history of using that language & that’s the end of it, it’s just not who I am. & I’m tired of being called & my family seeing me be called something so hateful.

Who I am is a woman that cares deeply about my passion and putting in work. Who I am is a woman that gives 110% at whatever she does whether it was waiting tables, extracurricular school work, the next workout, or in the ring. Who I am is a woman that prefers to be viewed as tough as nails instead of having any form of weakness. Who I am is a woman completely driven by my passion & what I believe God has for me in life.

Even with those little details about me, at the end of the day, none of it matters. We are each responsible for taking control of our own lives. I’m taking back control of mine.


I’ve been away for a while, the main reason for that is to focus on my wedding & honeymoon. The past few months I’ve gotten back to the basics & been focusing on the relationships I have with family, friends & myself. The point of this post is because I’m taking back the control of my narrative. I’ve had people weigh in on what I should do, what I should say, what interview to do, where to go.. now, I want to listen to what I want and what’s in my heart. I am so blessed in so many areas of my life & I am so grateful to have such strong people in my life. & I regained control of that mindset.. that I know who I am. At the end of every day I can look in the mirror and say ‘I know that woman, I like that woman, I love who that woman is becoming and what she’s capable of’, that’s all I need. racist? That’s not me, that’s never been me, I don’t have a history of being that way, I don’t have a history of using that language & that’s the end of it, it’s just not who I am. & I’m tired of being called & my family seeing me be called something so hateful. Who I am is a woman that cares deeply about my passion and putting in work. Who I am is a woman that gives 110% at whatever she does whether it was waiting tables, extra curricular school work, the next workout, or in the ring. Who I am is a woman that prefers to be viewed as tough as nails instead of having any form of weakness. Who I am is a woman completely driven by my passion & what I believe God has for me in life. Even with those little details about me, at the end of the day none of it matters.. we are each responsible for taking control of our own lives. I’m taking back control of mine.. -- #nosvemospronto

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Blanchard's most recent match was against Kylie Rae during Warrior Wrestling’s first Stadium Series event in Chicago. You can check out the full results of that event at this link.

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