Tessa Blanchard accused of being racist

Tessa Blanchard is denying accusations of using racial slurs and bullying.

Blanchard, who will be challenging Sami Callihan for the IMPACT World Championship tomorrow night on the Hard To Kill PPV, issued a tweet stating, “Hey women, try supporting one another. Cool things happen.” This led to a number of Blanchard’s peer responding to her with accusations of bullying and racism.

NWA World Women’s Champion Allysin Kay responded first by saying, “Remember when you spat in a black woman’s face and called her the N-word in Japan? Was that you “supporting women“? The AUDACITY of this tweet[.]” Kay followed up by saying, “The reason I’ve never said anything until now is because it wasn’t my story to tell. I made it clear to La Rosa [Negra] that I had her back, and today was the day she gave me permission. You can’t force someone to come forward, but you can be there for them. THAT is “supporting women”.”

Chelsea Green from NXT also followed up with a tweet. Green mentioned that Blanchard bullied countless individuals, including herself. Green’s tweet states, “You’ve consistently put down, bullied, and belittled countless female coworkers, including me. Is that support?”

Blanchard for her part has denied the accusations. Responding to accusations of using racial slurs and spitting at La Rosa Negra, Blanchard stated, “[N]ot true. That’s my statement and the most attention I’ll give it because of how actually ridiculous it is.”

Responding to Green’s statement, Blanchard said, “I’ve never been anything but kind to u. I’ve dealt with mean girls since I started..not saying I’m a saint, hell I’ve had my ups&downs & Ive made silly decisions…Such is life. u have ZERO merit in your comments..Instead putting me down here for a little clout…you’ve got my #!”

We will continue to follow this story as more becomes available. Below are a number of tweets associated with the story.