Maybe not? As has been the case for several months now, there have been a lot of changes to the wrestling world over the last week. It seems that you can’t go a single day without seeing some kind of a headline about a move or a shift in one company or another, though not all of them are bad. One move last week opened a bunch of doors, but the mostly likely candidate to close it might not be doing so.
Last week, Impact Wrestling released its reigning World Champion Tessa Blanchard over her refusal to return to the United States to defend the title at Slammiversary. This changed a lot of things in a hurry, as fans began wondering who, if anyone, would sign Blanchard. There is no denying that she is incredibly talented and would be a great get for any company, but which one would do it? WWE seemed to be a major possibility, but that might not be the case.
Over the weekend, news broke that WWE had been in contact with Blanchard since her release from Impact Wrestling. However, Ryan Satin of Pro Wrestling Sheet reports that it is unlikely that WWE will be bringing Blanchard in at the time. The company has not been signing talents during the Coronavirus pandemic and Blanchard’s history of bullying/backstage issues would be working against her as well. There is no word on if Blanchard would be open to a deal if one was offered.
I’d be very surprised if WWE brought her in anytime soon, as there are other wrestlers who had their signings paused due to the pandemic that don’t have allegations of bullying/racial slurs following them.
Doubt this is a priority to them at the moment with everything going on. https://t.co/V9R3quU13Q
— Ryan Satin (@ryansatin) June 29, 2020
Blanchard has certainly made a name for herself in the ring. Check out some of her highlights:
Opinion: I could see this going either way. It’s true that Blanchard brings A LOT of baggage with her and since she is only twenty four years old, it isn’t like she is in the twilight of her career. At the same time though, WWE is desperate for a top female star and there aren’t many people in the world who can match her skills. I’m not sure if she would be coming in, but neither result would surprise me.
Do you think WWE will sign Blanchard? Do you want them to? Let us know in the comments below.
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