The Mae Young Classic introduced the WWE Universe to some of the top female talents from around the world. During the tournament, Tessa Blanchard got a very good look from WWE. Her match against Kairi Sane was a standout performance and even though she lost the opening round, she gave it her all. But she wasn’t signed to a WWE contract at the time. However, things could be changing for the incredible third-generation sports entertainer.
The Wrestling Observer Newsletter reported Blanchard was part of the Shimmer tapings in Berwyn, IL along with a lot of other amazing women wrestlers such as Sienna, Britt Baker, Saraya Knight, Candice LaRae and many more. But there was a lot of talk about Tessa Blanchard going to NXT as well.
According to reports, the word was this was her last Shimmer taping although she never said why. This kind of no-selling is indicative of someone who’s about to make a main roster jump, but only time will really tell.
Tessa has indie dates booked through January and inquired about appearing for Stardom in January as well but the Japanese wrestling company was already full on their foreign talent roster.
It might only be a matter of time because her amazing ability in the ring and near perfect pedigree certainly makes Blanchard a viable candidate for a WWE Superstar sooner than later. She continues to dominate the independent wrestling scene by winning people over with not only her exceptional storytelling but also her superb execution. Richocet, Blanchard’s significant other has also been rumored to be making a jump to NXT as well. So you never know if NXT fans could be eventually treated to this power couple.
I had the pleasure of speaking with Tessa Blanchard in September at Remix Pro Wrestling’s Throwdown For The Pound 16 where she lost the Remix Fury Championship to Britt Baker in an incredible match. When I asked her if she’s interested in going to NXT she told me, “Absolutely. But I’m having a lot of fun doing what I’m doing and I really want to go back to Japan.”
The third-generation Blanchard still has plenty of time to make a decision about her future but in the meantime, she’s making a huge name for herself on the indy wrestling circuit. But even if she signs with WWE in the imminent future she could always go to back to Japan because the main roster goes on tours over there as well.
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