A controversial former IMPACT Wrestling World Champion has announced that they are set for divorce following their marriage in 2020.
In August 2020, former IMPACT Wrestling World Champion Tessa Blanchard married Mexican wrestling star Daga – real name Miguel Olivo. However, it now appears that the relationship is over after both parties took to social media to release a joint statement announcing their divorce:
“After considerable thought, reflection, and mixed emotions, we have decided to separate. We are two strong-willed, hard-working, and resilient people who hold nothing but love for each other. As painful as divorce is, we are thankful that no infidelity or other interests were involved in our decision, and we are parting as friends. We both want to see each other succeed and reach the pinnacle of success in our business and life.”
“We want to thank you all in advance for your support as we navigate the next chapter of our lives, and we ask that you respect our privacy and keep us in your prayers. Miguel and Tessa”
Tessa Blanchard broke new ground in October 2019 when she became the first woman to capture the IMPACT Wrestling World Championship when she defeated Sami Callihan. However, due to COVID restrictions and an apparent breakdown in the relationship between IMPACT and Blanchard, she relinquished her title in June 2020 and left the company.
The third-generation star has proved to be a controversial figure in recent years after multiple female wrestlers accused Blanchard of racism and bullying backstage in January 2020. Fellow wrestler Black Rose alleged that Blanchard spat in her face and used a racial slur. Though the story was corroborated by multiple wrestlers, Blanchard herself denied that the incident took place.