Impact Wrestling News: Tessa Blanchard debuts for Impact Wrestling at Redemption PPV
What's the story?
During the match between Taya Valkyrie and Kiera Hogan and Impact Wrestling's Redemption Pay-Per-View, top female independent wrestler and former Mae Young Classic competitor Tessa Blanchard made her Impact Wrestling debut by joining the commentary team.
In case you didn't know...
Tessa Blanchard made some appearance for the WWE during the Mae Young Classic but hasn't signed a full-time deal with the company. Since then she's been linked heavily with the WWE, with Dave Meltzer even suggesting she was being scouted by them as recently as last week.
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The heart of the matter
However, it doesn't look like Tessa Blanchard will be joining the WWE anytime soon as she's just made her debut for Impact Wrestling, interrupting the match between Kiera Hogan and Taya Valkyrie to join the commentary desk.
My favourite thing about this debut is Don Callis, who is kayfabe in charge of Impact Wrestling having to act surprised about Tessa being there and asking her if he signed her last week and forgot about it.
Blanchard says she's been in the business since before she was born. She says she's here to show the Knockouts that she's travelled the world and she's defeated the best and therefore she is the best. Also interesting is the fact that Josh Matthews raises some of the controversy surrounding Tessa Blanchard's personality and social media usage.
It seems that the third-generation Knockout, daughter of Tully Blanchard, is set to feud with Taya Valkyrie because she objects to Taya calling herself wrestling royalty as Valkyrie doesn't have the pedigree or knowledge that Tessa has.
Hopefully, this will be a good thing for Blanchard and Impact Wrestling as I truly hope both succeed. But let's not forget that they recently signed another controversial female figure in Hania and that ended badly with her being fired after a number of weeks.
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