Tessa Blanchard is a third-generation pro wrestler and her pedigree really shows in everything she does in the ring. But she’s not relying on her name alone as she continues to blaze a path for herself in the pro wrestling landscape.
Blanchard really caught a lot of people’s attention during the inaugural Mae Young Classic and even though she lost in the first round to Kairi Sane, there’s no shame in being defeated by the person who goes on to rin the whole thing.
Tessa surprised a lot of people when she debuted for Impact Wrestling meaning a Mae Young Classic appearance in 2018 might not be in the cards. But she’s still All In and remains a top name in women’s wrestling.
But even though she might not have signed to WWE at the time, you can never say never in pro wrestling. Blanchard was optimistic about her future as she should be even though she didn’t sign a WWE deal at the time, Blanchard and WWE are still on speaking terms.
“Honestly, I had spoken with [WWE],” Blanchard said to Wrestling Inc. “I am still in touch with them. We are both on very good terms, contrary to what people think, we are on very good terms. I don’t get my hopes up or anything, I am really enjoying what I am doing right now by having the matches, the inter-gender matches that I am having.” Tessa is obviously aware of WWE’s hard and fast rule of no intergender confrontations.
“I am getting to travel all over the world doing what I love and making a living out of it,” the current Impact Wrestling Knockout said. “That is a huge blessing to me. I am not necessarily in a rush to go anywhere. Whatever happens, happens. Everything happens for the right reasons and the right time, and the fact that it didn’t happen to me at the Classic, God had a different plan for me.”
Perhaps her journey will lead Tessa Blanchard back to WWE in one way or another but she is really enjoying every moment of it along the way as she continues to give her all in every town she makes.