That’s just sad. Last week, Tessa Blanchard became the Impact Wrestling World Champion, marking the first time that a woman had won a major World Title. It was an actual historic moment and should have been a bigger deal than it wound up being. That isn’t the biggest surprise though as the title win came after a bit of a scandal, involving Blanchard’s past statements and actions against fellow female wrestlers. It turns out that we’re not done yet.

The day before Blanchard won the title, various other wrestlers began accusing Blanchard of severe attitude problems, including bullying, spitting on another wrestler and possibly using racist statements. The story did not stop Blanchard from winning the title, but there was a little more to it than that. Things have taken another turn and they are not looking great for Blanchard.

According to Allysin Kay, former Impact Wrestling star and current NWA Women’s World Champion via Twitter, Blanchard is currently trying to gather information about other wrestlers and “bury” them in some way. Kay included screenshots of text messages with what seems to be a pair of female wrestlers, suggesting that Blanchard is out to find dirt on Kay to get back at her for the accusations against Blanchard. So far, Blanchard has not commented on the new development.

Kay has been in the ring quite a few times before. Check out some of her time in Impact:

Sienna & Laurel Van Ness Game Plan for Knockouts Tag Team Action | #IMPACTICYMI June 22nd, 2017

Opinion: I’m not sure how this is going to end but I really hope this isn’t the case, or at least not as petty as it seems. Blanchard is the biggest female star in the world outside of WWE and has reached a point that even the WWE women’s roster hasn’t achieved. I know what was said last week was bad, but it isn’t exactly burning up the wrestling world. Blanchard could let this go and be done with it, but that does not seem to be the case at the moment.

Is Blanchard being ridiculous? How do you see this ending? Let us know in the comments below.

Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books. His latest book is KB’s Complete 2004 Monday Night Raw Reviews.

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