Impact Wrestling star Tessa Blanchard has been accused of a past incident in which she called another wrestler the n-word and spit on her – and while Tessa denies the incident ever happened, the woman in question claims it did.
This all began Saturday morning when Blanchard tweeted, “Hey women, try supporting one another. Cool things happen.”
In response, former Impact star Sienna aka Allysin Kay quote tweeted Tessa and replied: “Remember when you spat in a black woman’s face and called her the N-word in Japan? Was that you “supporting women“? The AUDACITY of this tweet.”
Blanchard eventually responded, without naming Allysin by name, and wrote: “not true. That’s my statement and the most attention I’ll give it because of how actually ridiculous it is.”
The woman in question – a wrestler from Puerto Rico named Black Rose – gave a little more detail on the matter via Twitter, however, writing that the incident happened in 2017. “If [Tessa Blanchard] do not Remember it … Can I,” she wrote. “I am not a Mean Girl with any Coworkers around the world. [Being] kind of #racist is not ridiculous [it’s] a #sickness.”
Additional female wrestlers have also spoken out in regards to Tessa’s tweet.
“As someone who experienced your bullying firsthand, received regular verbal abuse, was spat on, had rumours spread about me, dealt with multiple attempts by you to blacklist me from other companies, (plus more), I just pray you now follow your own advice,” NXT UK wrestler Isla Dawn tweeted. AEW wrestler Shanna added, “She did more nasty stuff in Japan… Never forget. Practice what you preach sweetheart.”
NXT’s Chelsea Green, who was the first to react to Tessa’s tweet, wrote: “You’ve consistently put down, bullied, and belittled countless female coworkers, including me. Is that support?”
Tessa Blanchard is set to main event Impact Wrestling’s Hard to Kill pay-per-view tomorrow night in a World title match against Sami Callihan.