Following a controversial weekend with accusations of using racial slurs and bullying that she denied, Tessa Blanchard, defeated Sami Callihan in the main event at Sunday night’s Hard To Kill PPV to capture the IMPACT World Championship.
Blanchard won the match with the Super American Destroyer off the top and then the Buzzsaw DDT.
In case you missed Hard To Kill, be sure to check out Josh Boutwell’s full-recap of the Pay-Per View.
Blanchard addressed the fans following her historic win, and briefly touched on this weekend’s controversy saying the following:
“Over the past eight months this has been my life, Sami and oVe has been the thorn in my side, and tonight, we did it…Nobody, nobody in this life is perfect. We’re all human. And it doesn’t matter what you say about me it doesn’t matter what you call me. I have one of the strongest minds that I’ve ever known. So, whenever you come for me, you come for all of these people. I am now the standard bearer of Impact Wrestling. And man or woman, pound for pound, I am one of the best in the world and I am now your World Champion!”
You can check out the Twitter posts below:
— FITE (@FiteTV) January 13, 2020
Here you go. She made a speech pic.twitter.com/k4Te11oLP8
— Cory (@SerCoryHink) January 13, 2020
I dont know if this aired. Tessa loosely addresses the controversy. pic.twitter.com/pMMRHlYgYn
— Voices of Wrestling (@voiceswrestling) January 13, 2020