Earlier this week, Impact Wrestling announced that they were terminating their relationship with Tessa Blanchard and stripping her of the Impact Wrestling World Championship.
Now, it is being reported by Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Radio that WWE is interested in Blanchard and has already “sent feelers out” towards the former Impact Champion.
Blanchard is the daughter of WWE Hall of Famer Tully Blanchard, and she has already appeared on WWE TV, wrestling matches on NXT and participated on the first Mae Young Classic. Despite this, she was not signed into a developmental deal.
After WWE failed to sign her, she went to the indies before singing with TNA, where she became a Knockouts Champion before participating in a series of intergender matches that cumulated in her winning the Impact World Championship at the start of this year.
According to Meltzer, WWE is aware of how talented Blanchard is, but they had declined to sign her initially because of “attitude issues.” Blanchard’s attitude is also supposed to be what prompted Impact Wrestling to let her go.
Blanchard, who has been at home in Mexico due to travel restrictions put in place by the COVID-19 pandemic, had reneged on an agreement she had with Impact that affected the recent shows.
While her Impact bosses were okay with her staying in Mexico, they had asked her to send some taped videos that they could then air on Impact. Blanchard failed to do so.
Despite Blanchard’s “attitude”, however, WWE is taking a second look at her because of the resume she built since she left. It is also thought that they might be willing to sign her just to keep her from signing at AEW.
Blanchard’s father is currently working with AEW, but as of the writing, there has been no news about AEW trying to sign her.