Tessa Blanchard was hit with a lot of heavy accusations shortly before she became the first woman to win the Impact Wrestling World Title. The former champion had faced allegations of several accounts of bullying but the worst came when Blanchard had been alleged to have called fellow wrestler La Rosa Negra a racial slur in addition to spitting on her.
La Rosa Negra spoke to Fightful Select when she talked about the incident, saying she didn’t ask for an apology from Blanchard despite forgiving her. It had become far too late for the apology when she approached Blanchard at a WrestleCade event and said it was too late for the apology because she had moved on and denied the incident.
However, she did shed light on what happened during the incident, as she was quick to admit her response to the insult was to punch Blanchard in the nose.
“Look, listen well. This will be one of the last times I speak on the subject. The people ask if what happened between Tessa and I was real. It was real. This wasn’t a pro wrestling angle, not for a company. We had problems and for the small mental capacity that woman has, it made me grow and made me recover and be stronger than ever. Let me tell you, what happened in Japan, people ask me, ‘Why didn’t you do anything?’”
“Look, I’m not dramatic. People love gossip. I don’t give a crap about gossip, but people do. When she spit in my face, unfortunately, I did what I had to do and that was to land one on her snout for having disrespected me and insult me the way she did and the way she did all of that. Things happened very quickly as well as other things. For that to come out in the public light, I think it was last year?”
Blanchard’s reputation has taken a hit following this, with a lot of people wondering if it will affect whether or not AEW or WWE will have interest in her. She’s been a free agent for over six months now, but a lot of it has had to do with her taking time off to enjoy her wedding. Hopefully she’ll have a different attitude at her next job.
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