Tessa Blanchard To Speak To Media For First Time Since Controversy, Title Win

Tessa Blanchard is set to speak out.

As first revealed on Fightful Select, IMPACT World Champion Tessa Blanchard was set for a short media tour this week to promote upcoming IMPACT shows. However, due to high demand, that has been coverted into a media teleconference to be held on Thursday at 3 PM EST.

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Ahead of her Hard To Kill title win over Sami Callihan, Tessa Blanchard was embroiled in controversy as accusations of bullying re-emerged and expanded. Since then, Blanchard hasn't spoken to media.

Below is a rundown of the call provided by IMPACT Wrestling.

Tessa Blanchard is, of course, the first female to ever hold the World Championship in a major professional wrestling organization. She won the title on Sunday, January 12, in the main event of the Hard To Kill pay-per-view, held in Dallas, Texas. The 24-year-old Tessa follows her dad (Tully Blanchard), her step-father (Magnum TA) and her grandfather (Joe Blanchard) into the ring.

Tessa leads the IMPACT Wrestling roster into Las Vegas this upcoming weekend for 3 consecutive nights of shows – Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 7-9, all at Sam’s Town Live, with the action starting nightly at 6 p.m.

All of the IMPACT stars will be in Las Vegas for the High Roller Tour, including Ken Shamrock, Rob Van Dam, Rhino, TJP, Moose, Eddie Edwards, Madison Rayne, Rosemary, Taya Valkyrie, reigning X-Division Champion Ace Austin and the reigning Tag Team Champions The North (Josh Alexander and Ethan Page), among others.

IMPACT Wrestling airs every Tuesday night at 8 p.m. ET on AXS TV – and the shows this weekend at Sam’s Town will be filmed for future episodes of the company’s hit weekly TV show, Impact!

Topics Tessa Will Discuss on the Media Teleconference

** Winning the World Championship.

** Becoming a pro wrestling pioneer.

** Her legacy in the industry.

** Trailblazing in pro wrestling.

** Sami Callihan

** The emotional salute she received on the entrance ramp as she left the ring with the title.

** Analyzing the IMPACT roster.

** Future IMPACT feuds.

** Fighting Ace Austin on Feb. 22 in Louisville.

** The Rebellion pay-per-view on April 19 in New York City.

Fightful will have coverage of the media call on Thursday.

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