TNA Considering Hugely Controversial Return

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TNA has held discussions about bringing a polarising star back to the promotion.

TNA Rebellion saw several returns to the company, including Mike Santana, Sami Callihan, and perhaps most notably, ‘Broken’ Matt Hardy, who attacked Moose following his successful World Title defence against Nic Nemeth.

PWInsider Elite has now reported that the returns might not end there as they have held “preliminary discussions” about bringing in Tessa Blanchard. The report notes that while there has been talk of making the move, Blanchard has not been contacted directly about a return as of yet and she was not backstage seen at Rebellion.

Blanchard became a polarising figure in the pro wrestling industry back in 2020 when accusations of bullying and racism emerged against the star. The most prominent allegation is that Blanchard spat in the face of independent star La Rosa Negra and called her a racial slur. Although the pair have since made amends, Blanchard is still seen to be controversial by many.

Tessa Blanchard Was Fired From TNA In 2020

Blanchard was previously a member of the TNA roster from 2018 to 2020 and became a top star for the promotion. In January 2020, she became the first woman to hold the IMPACT World Championship after defeating Sami Callihan.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Blanchard did not appear in the promotion from that March onwards. When TNA asked her to film promos for an expected title defence at that year’s Slammiversary. However, the two sides couldn’t come to terms on money, and it ultimately led to her being stripped of the title and fired.

In recent months, Blanchard has mainly been working in Mexican promotion CMLL.