During a recent interview on the Talk Is Jericho podcast, IMPACT Wrestling star Tessa Blanchard discussed her WWE tryout and working with The Rock. Below are some highlights with a H/T to WrestlingInc.com for the transcriptions.
On if she had regrets following her WWE tryout:
“I think where I am now I am grateful that things didn’t happen for me that quickly because I don’t think I would be the woman I am today, nor the athlete that I am today if I had gone and got signed right away,” she said. “I am really glad that I didn’t because I have been able to go down and make history in my own way and have the freedom to make history in ways that matter to me, like, me and Barbi Hayden were able to go to China and have the first ever women’s match to be televised on TV in China in history.
Working with The Rock:
“The Rock got on the mic and said that we are going to bring Tessa Blanchard and Thea Trinidad out, and I’m like, this is so cool,” she said. “We were there until 3 in the morning. After we filmed the match, they left and then we did the close-ups and the basic shots. That whole experience was really neat. The Rock trained with us, went to the studio, got into the ring and rolled around with us. He is such a down to earth guy who really cares about details. He was so invested in each one of us, which was really neat.”
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