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Possible backstage update on Tessa Blanchard controversy; AEW Wrestler confirms alleged racism charge

Karan Bedi
ANALYST
Rumors
Published Jan 12, 2020
Jan 12, 2020 IST


Tessa Blanchard
Tessa Blanchard

The Tessa Blanchard story is starting to heat up. As many wrestling fans know by now, Tessa Blanchard has been accused of bullying other female wrestlers as well as racism by NWA Women's Champion Allysin Kay. The person who was called the N-Word is Black Rose.

WWE Superstar Chelsea Green directly accused Blanchard of bullying other ladies in the locker room.

Tessa Blanchard has responded to the allegations saying that they're unfounded and also denied the racism charge.

Sean Ross Sapp on Fightful Select reached out to Tessa Blanchard to get her version of events but she has not responded to their calls. He said:


Fightful has reached out to Tessa Blanchard personally about the accusations levied today, but haven't heard back. She was scheduled to speak at a Q&A this afternoon to promote Hard To Kill but we're told that is no longer happening.
In addition to this, we're told David McClane specifically emailed the WOW roster to tell them to give a "no comment" on any inquiries about the story.
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In addition to this, AEW Wrestler Big Swole seemingly confirmed the racism accusation and alleges that it's only now finding its way on social media.

Fightful also said that they have reached out to others in Impact Wrestling and said that she has been on her best behavior since she's been there. They have also said that they have heard about the allegations about her past behavior, but have never experienced it themselves.

Tessa Blanchard will be challenging Sami Callihan for the Impact World Championship at Hard to Kill.

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