Tessa Blanchard Accused of Using Racial Slurs & Bullying Numerous Wrestlers


Impact Wrestling star Tessa Blanchard has been accused of bullying, verbal abuse and using racial slurs, after numerous individuals from within the industry came forward on social media this weekend.

Blanchard, who is currently slated to challenge Sami Callihan for the Impact World Championship this Sunday in the main event of the company’s first ever Hard To Kill pay-per-view, started the drama herself after tweeting out, “Hey women, try supporting one another. Cool things happen.”

WWE Superstar Chelsea Green and NWA Women’s World Champion Allysin Kay were the first to respond. Kay, who last wrestled Tessa in 2016 for the SHINE promotion, stated, “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”.

Green, who was part of the Fatal 4-Way match at ALL IN that also involved Tessa, posted a GIF with the caption “I remember that”. She also added, “You’ve consistently put down, bullied and belittled countless female coworkers, including me. Is that support?”

It would appear that the woman referenced in Kay’s original tweet is Puerto Rican wrestler La Rosa Negra (Black Rose), who later took to Twitter herself claiming that the alleged incident took place in Japan in 2017.

Blanchard worked two tours in Japan during 2017, both for the STARDOM promotion – the first in April/May and the second in August/September. She has not returned to the country since.

After several fans responded asking why this information was just now coming to light, Kay responded stating that it simply was “not my story to tell”. She was finally given permission from La Rosa this weekend to tell the story, adding, “You can’t force someone to come forward, but you can be there for them.”

The story has also been corroborated by former TNA Knockout Rebel as well as AEW stars Big Swol and Shanna. Others including Isla Dawn, Priscilla Kelly and Renee Michelle have also chimed in with their own stories.

Tessa did respond to Chelsea Green claiming, “I’ve never been anything but kind to [you]. I’ve dealt with mean girls since I started. Not Saying I’m a saint, hell I’ve had my ups [and]downs [and]I’ve made silly decisions. Such is life. You have zero merit in your comments. Instead [of]putting me down here for a little clout, you’ve got my [phone number].”

The only official statement that the Impact star has made so far is to simply tweet, “not true”, calling the entire situation “ridiculous”.