Tessa Blanchard has been stripped of the Impact World Championship and terminated from her contract with the promotion.
“Impact Wrestling confirmed that it has terminated its relationship with Tessa Blanchard and stripped her of the Impact Wrestling World Championship.”
Blanchard had not competed for Impact since the COVID-19 pandemic began. Her contract was set to expire before Slammiversary next month, but she had been advertised for the event as taking part in a title defense against Trey Miguel, Eddie Edwards, Ace Austin and a fourth competitor.
The 24-year-old wrestler is living in Mexico at the moment and reportedly did not send in promo footage for a recent episode of Impact, which landed her in hot water.
Blanchard won the Impact World title in January amidst a wave of controversy.
As we previously reported, ex-Impact star Sienna aka Allysin Kay went public that weekend about an incident that took place in Japan in 2017 involving Tessa and a wrestler named Black Rose. According to Sienna, Tessa called Black Rose the n-word in the locker room and spit in her face. The woman in question backed her claims and other women stepped forward with allegations of bullying.
Tessa has denied the allegations, saying she’s never used a racial slur of any kind in her life.