Tessa Blanchard will be competing in the biggest match of her career. She will be challenging Sami Callihan for the Impact World Title at Hard To Kill on January 12th.
The topic of intergender wrestling is quite a taboo one in professional wrestling. Many promotions do not even consider it, while Impact Wrestling embraces the concept. Tessa spoke on Busted Open Radio, where she discussed how intergender wrestling sets her apart from everyone else.
“I think it’s really cool that women are given such a platform right now, and in different companies, you’re seeing the first this and the first that, and the first this and the first that, and I think it’s so great, it’s so great for the evolution of women’s wrestling and women’s athletes all together. And one thing that stood out to me about all that was, at first I let it bother me a little bit, it would kind of give me an itch that, oh man, I want to be part of the first this and the first that and this to happen, but I want to be different. I want to make an impact on the business in a way that is different than anybody else has, and I feel like Impact is giving us the platform to do that through intergender wrestling which is really cool to me.”
The match will certainly be a brutal one as both competitors will leave no stone unturned in order to pick up the win. Blanchard has struggled to reach where she has and it will certainly be a career-defining moment if she wins.
h/t to 411 Mania for the transcription.