Tessa Blanchard capped off a controversial weekend with a happy ending after winning the IMPACT Wrestling World Championship by defeating Sami Callihan in the main event of Sunday night’s IMPACT Hard To Kill pay-per-view.
Blanchard became the first-ever female IMPACT World Champion in promotional history after hitting two Canadian Destroyers and a Hammerlock-DDT on Callihan to score the victory and capture the title in the PPV main event on Sunday night, January 12th, in Dallas, Texas.
The win was a beam of light shining through the dark clouds that have been hanging over the biggest weekend of Blanchard’s career. She was the center of a controversial social media storm that saw her get accused of racism and bullying by several of her peers when multiple female talents hopped on Twitter to share personal experiences that supported the accusations made against her.
As noted, Tessa Blanchard is already losing work due to the racism and bullying controversy from this weekend.
Following the IMPACT Hard To Kill PPV on Sunday night, Blanchard gave a speech to the crowd after the show went off of the air. Check out exclusive video of the promo below.
Here you go. She made a speech pic.twitter.com/k4Te11oLP8
— Cory (@SerCoryHink) January 13, 2020
Just #ICYMI: After making history as first-ever #Female #WorldChampion of #IMPACT #Wrestling, #TessaBlanchard gives emotional speech to #ImpactWrestling fans in attendance after #HardToKill PPV goes off the air (#VIDEO)
— Matt Boone (@MattBoone1984) January 13, 2020
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