New Impact World Champion Tessa Blanchard gave a post-match victory speech after Hard to Kill went off the air and in the promo she seemed to address some of the recent things said about her on social media by other female wrestlers.
Blanchard briefly spoke to the crowd after the pay-per-view while family members stood by her side.
“Over the past eight months this has been my life. Sami and OVE have been a thorn in my side and tonight we did it,” she firmly stated. “Nobody in this life is perfect. We’re all human. And it doesn’t matter what you say about me. It doesn’t matter what you call me. I’ve got one of the strongest minds that I’ve ever known. So whenever you come for me, you come for all these people!”
In case you missed it, Blanchard was a trending topic this weekend after allegations of bullying and racism were made against her by other female wrestlers via Twitter. Tessa has denied the claim of racism, but others seem to have corroborated the story.
As we previously reported … Tessa defeated Sami Callihan on Sunday after landing two destroyers and a hammerlock DDT to win via pinfall.
Blanchard ended her post-show victory speech saying, “I am now the standard-bearer of Impact Wrestling and man or woman, pound for pound, I am one of the best in the world. And I am now your World Champion.”
Watch the video below.