News on Why WWE Never Offered Tessa Blanchard a Contract

News on Why WWE Never Offered Tessa Blanchard a Contract

New Impact Wrestling World Champion Tessa Blanchard had an interesting weekend as she was confronted with several allegations of racism and disrespectful behavior by other wrestlers from past situations on Twitter, and then won Impact’s top title in the main event of Hard To Kill by defeating Sami Callihan.

While there may have been rumors and a few stories here and there over the years, the issues between Tessa and other wrestlers have stayed under the radar for the most part. Until this weekend. You can read our coverage of the issues by clicking here, here, and here.

It was noted during today’s Wrestling Observer Radio episode that WWE reportedly never offered Blanchard a contract because of “attitude issues” that she had. Tessa, daughter to WWE Hall of Famer Tully Blanchard, lost to Alexa Bliss in her WWE NXT in-ring debut on April 2, 2016. She also had NXT enhancement talent losses to Carmella and Nia Jax that year. Tessa was brought back in the summer of 2017 for the Mae Young Classic, but was eliminated in the first round by current WWE Women’s Tag Team Champion Kairi Sane. Apparently these “attitude issues” prevented WWE from bringing her back.

Impact officials reportedly knew of Tessa’s reputation when they brought her in and then signed her, but weren’t going to let those issues affect business as they also knew what kind of in-ring talent she is.

Stay tuned for updates on Impact plans for Tessa’s World Title run, and more fallout from the weekend allegations on Twitter.

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