Following her release from IMPACT Wrestling this past June, reports have emerged stating Tessa Blanchard has demanded an exorbitant amount of money to return the IMPACT World Championship.
According to Fightful Select (subscription required), Tessa Blanchard’s side of things differ from rumors that have recently surfaced.
The report indicates Impact Wrestling provided Tessa an address to send the title back this week, and she plans to oblige with that request.
Her side of things has disputed that, and mentioned that not only did Tessa not try to hold up IMPACT, but that the company only provided an address to send the belt this week. They claim the title is planned for a safe return.
This report refutes claims that Tessa Blanchard wanted $150,000 to return the belt.
Impact Wrestlingterminated Tessa Blanchard’s contracton June 25, days before it was scheduled to expire.Blanchard was originally scheduled to defend the Impact World Championship at Slammiversary on July 18. The championship was vacated, and Eddie Edwards won a Five-Way Match at the pay-per-view.
Tessa Blanchard is not bound by a 90-day non-compete clause, but does have a non-disparagement clause, which would prevent her from talking negative about the company.
Blanchard has been in Mexico with her fiancée Daga, and has not returned to the United States during the pandemic.
Reports have surfaced recently, indicating WWE has interest in signing the second-generation talent, but no concrete information is known if any talks have occured.