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Tessa Blanchard Addresses Recent In-Ring Hiatus, Past Controversial Allegations

September 26, 2020 | Posted by Jeffrey Harris
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As previously reported, former Impact Wrestling World champion Tessa Blanchard recently returned to the ring earlier this month after a lengthy hiatus. Blanchard ultimately parted ways with Impact over the summer, and she later married her boyfriend, fellow wrestler Daga, last month. Blanchard shared an Instagram post this week, addressing her recent hiatus from the ring, explaining she wanted to focus on her personal relationships along with her wedding and honeymoon.

Additionally, Tessa Blanchard addressed past controversial allegations made against her. Before she won the Impact title at Hard to Kill in January, there were claims that she used a racial slur toward wrestler La Rosa Negra. In her Instagram post, Blanchard stated, “Racist? That’s not me, that’s never been me.” You can view her full statement and Instagram post below:

“I’ve been away for a while, the main reason for that is to focus on my wedding & honeymoon. The past few months I’ve gotten back to the basics & been focusing on the relationships I have with family, friends & myself. The point of this post is because I’m taking back the control of my narrative. I’ve had people weigh in on what I should do, what I should say, what interview to do, where to go…now, I want to listen to what I want and what’s in my heart. I am so blessed in so many areas of my life & I am so grateful to have such strong people in my life. & I regained control of that mindset…that I know who I am. At the end of every day I can look in the mirror and say ‘I know that woman, I like that woman, I love who that woman is becoming and what she’s capable of,’ that’s all I need. Racist? That’s not me, that’s never been me, I don’t have a history of being that way, I don’t have a history of using that language & that’s the end of it, it’s just not who I am & I’m tired of being called & my family seeing me be called something so hateful.

“Who I am is a woman that cares deeply about my passion and putting in work. Who I am is a woman that gives 110% at whatever she does whether it was waiting tables, extra curricular school work, the next workout, or in the ring. Who I am is a woman that prefers to be viewed as tough as nails instead of having any form of weakness. Who I am is a woman completely driven by my passion & what I believe God has for me in life. Even with those little details about me, at the end of the day none of it matters…we are each responsible for taking control of our own lives. I’m taking back control of mine. #nosvemospronto”

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I’ve been away for a while, the main reason for that is to focus on my wedding & honeymoon. The past few months I’ve gotten back to the basics & been focusing on the relationships I have with family, friends & myself. The point of this post is because I’m taking back the control of my narrative. I’ve had people weigh in on what I should do, what I should say, what interview to do, where to go.. now, I want to listen to what I want and what’s in my heart. I am so blessed in so many areas of my life & I am so grateful to have such strong people in my life. & I regained control of that mindset.. that I know who I am. At the end of every day I can look in the mirror and say ‘I know that woman, I like that woman, I love who that woman is becoming and what she’s capable of’, that’s all I need. racist? That’s not me, that’s never been me, I don’t have a history of being that way, I don’t have a history of using that language & that’s the end of it, it’s just not who I am. & I’m tired of being called & my family seeing me be called something so hateful. Who I am is a woman that cares deeply about my passion and putting in work. Who I am is a woman that gives 110% at whatever she does whether it was waiting tables, extra curricular school work, the next workout, or in the ring. Who I am is a woman that prefers to be viewed as tough as nails instead of having any form of weakness. Who I am is a woman completely driven by my passion & what I believe God has for me in life. Even with those little details about me, at the end of the day none of it matters.. we are each responsible for taking control of our own lives. I’m taking back control of mine.. 💎 #nosvemospronto

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