Tessa Blanchard has pulled out of BattleWorld'88, which was set for Jan. 31 in Vancouver. Blanchard was scheduled to wrestle The Dark Sheik.
Blanchard was accused of racism and bullying on Jan. 11 by multiple wrestlers, but she denied the allegations. Shortly after the allegations came to light, Dark Sheik contemplated not working the match with Tessa, which was booked before accusations were made.
Tessa made the decision for Sheik, deciding to pull herself from the event on Jan. 20.
As of last night (January 20) @Tess_Blanchard has officially pulled herself out of BattleWorld’88 which kicks off January 31 at the Rickshaw Theatre.— FightKobraKai (@FightKobraKai) January 22, 2020
We will have an amazing replacement because we respect our audience and will bring the craziest show we can to Vancouver! ----
I would've done my safe and honest best to entertain - and accept a persons attempt at growth.— Khandaghabadi (@darksheikftf) January 22, 2020
Or she could've wrestled someone else.
Hey, maybe she's just sick next week. https://t.co/5dr2LEsulj
Blanchard, who won the IMPACT World Title the day after the allegations came out on social media, issued a statement on Jan. 16 where she denied using racist language. She did not address the bullying allegations.