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Possible reason why WWE did not sign Tessa Blanchard

Tessa Blanchard won the Impact World Title from Sami Callihan at Impact Wrestling’s Hard To Kill event, thus finishing a year-long storyline. There were racial and bullying allegations against her the day before her match. It seems there is a good reason she did not sign with WWE after the Mae Young Classic.

On Wrestling Observer Radio,  Dave Meltzer revealed that WWE did not sign her to a contract long ago owing to “attitude issues.” He said that Tessa Blanchard missed out on a development deal in WWE due to “attitude reasons” and ended up in Impact. Impact was confident of having and keeping her in spite of her immense talent due to her having a lot of enemies and many people wanting to steer clear of her. He then went on to talk about the recent incidents stemming from her tweet.

It was also noted that “there was nobody in Impact who didn’t know those stories” about Tessa Blanchard. It will be interesting to see how they will handle her booking from now on.


  • D_Ohm

    It’s been said before that Tessa had an attitude problem and that’s why she was never offered a full NXT deal.

  • Keith Learmonth

    Maybe that’s why she’s been wrestling the men. None of the women want her in the locker room.

  • F. Loyd B. Pippin

    Because it would have been bashed as hearsay and there were other bigger stories to report on. Truth is it was well known that she has an attitude problem and that she’s a toxic person that many women don’t want to wrestle once they know her. Impact clearly doesn’t care and will keep pushing her as long as they can hoping to get more mainstream buzz from it. But at this point, she probably will stay there as it’s a long shot at best that she’d ever survive being in a WWE or AEW locker room.

  • CC

    Considering how Meltzer loves to break stories, how come he has only revealed this now? After all the stuff has gone down.
    I get why the women are coming forward seeing as Blanchard was trying to promote herself as this motivator of women on twitter, but if Meltzer knew all this ages ago why did he not do his usual and reveal it?