Tessa Blanchard Breaks Silence On Her Wrestling Future

Tessa Blanchard

Former IMPACT World Champion Tessa Blanchard has broken her silence regarding her wrestling future and says right now her main focus lies elsewhere.

Blanchard became a huge star in IMPACT Wrestling as she followed in Chyna’s footsteps and started wrestling the company’s male stars. In early 2020 at the Hard To Kill event Tessa Blanchard defeated Sami Callihan to win the IMPACT World Championship and then the pandemic shut the wrestling world down for a spell and things between IMPACT and Blanchard seemed to go south.

She wrestled her last match for the promotion in March and was released from her contract just days before it was due to expire and stripped of her title as a result.

Also in early 2020 allegations were made against Tessa Blanchard – which she denies – of bullying and racism from fellow competitors leading some to regard the second-generation star as a controversial figure.

Tessa Blanchard recently gave an update on her future in an interview with Sportskeeda where she was asked what she’s been up to and if there’s been a reason for the relative silence from her:

“I kind of do that on purpose. I like to keep some things for me, some things for my family. Right now, I’m in school, which is my main focus. That’s my main focus right now. I try to do one or two of the wrestling get-togethers or matches a month. Honestly, not too much more than that at the moment.”

Blanchard noted that she is currently studying International Affairs at the University of Texas in San Antonio and gave an insight into how she chooses her wrestling appearances given that she has only wrestled three times since September 2020:

“Doing whatever makes me feel happy. That’s really my main focus right now. My happiness. I don’t want to compromise my happiness for anything. Not for money, not for popularity, not for followers, not for any of that.”

h/t Fightful