It was just announced today that current IMPACT Wrestling Knockout Tessa Blanchard has signed a long-term deal with the company. You can check out the tweet below:
— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) July 10, 2018
Tessa Blanchard is a third generation star, the granddaughter of wrestler and promoter Joe Blanchard, as well as the daughter of Tully Blanchard and step-daughter of Magnum TA. Tessa didn’t decide to become a wrestler until 2012 or early 2013. She made her IMPACT debut at the Redemption PPV back in April of this year during the Kiera Hogan vs. Taya Valkyrie match. During her time on the commentary table that night, she claimed that she was better than any Knockout on the roster and that she was undeniable. Following Redemption, Tessa would find herself in a feud with Kiera Hogan. The two Knockouts clashed on the May 17th episode of IMPACT on Pop which marked Tessa’s in-ring debut. She would win the match, but begin a post-match beat down which prompted the returning Madison Rayne to come off of commentary and make the save. Since her debut, Blanchard has two wins over Kiera Hogan and two losses to Madison Rayne.
Here is Scott D’Amore’s reponse to the breaking news:
— Scott D'Amore (@ScottDAmore) July 10, 2018
Tessa Blanchard has also made appearances for WWE as one of Adam Rose’s Rosebuds in 2014 and make her in-ring debut onn NXT in 2016 (losing to Alexa Bliss). She would then go on to lose two more matches that same year to both Nia Jax and Carmella. In 2017, Tessa returned to WWE to compete in the inaugural Mae Young Classic.
Tessa Blanchard’s Resume:
- 1 time PCW Ultra Women’s Champion
- 1 time and current Phoenix of RISE Champion
- 1 time Shimmer Tag Team Champion was with Vanessa Kraven
- 1 time EWA Heavyweight Champion
Ja’ Von’s Take: This is good news for not only fans of Tessa Blanchard or Impact Wrestling but the company itself. Tessa has continued to impress me with her in-ring ability with only a few years under her belt. I’m a fan of hers and agree that she is undeniable and will become Knockouts Champion one day soon. She is the perfect fit to the Impact roster and I look forward to see what she does next in Impact Wrestling.
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Chairshot Wrestling News Shuffle (2/18/19)
Start your Monday off with comments on news regarding Chris Jericho/IMPACT, AEW Ticket Sales, Becky Lynch and more!
Jason shuffles into Monday with the Chairshot Wrestling News Shuffle! Today we take a look at news on Chris Jericho/IMPACT, AEW Ticket Sales, Becky Lynch, and more!
More On IMPACT Offer To Chris Jericho
Chris Jericho was recently a guest on Wrestling Observer Radio, and during the broadcast he discussed the offer that IMPACT wrestling made to him a few months ago: (credit to Fightful for the transcription below)
“In my mind, from a pure business standpoint, I’m worth as much as Brock Lesnar to WWE as far as what I bring to the table. That’s the watermark that I had. For me to go back to Vince, I want that kind of a deal. When I was starting to talk with Tony (Khan) and New Japan and Impact as well– Impact offered me a hell of a deal for a four match series. We’re talking mid-seven figures. They have some cash as well.”
AEW Double Or Nothing Ticket Sale Notes
Cody Rhodes took to Twitter a few days ago and provided some interesting stats on ticket sales for AEW Double Or Nothing:
• Tickets purchased from all 50 states domestically(plus Puerto Rico / D.C)
• 9 countries. Canada, UK, Mexico, Australia, Costa Rica, Finland, Germany, Panama, Austria
• 1st same day sellout for pro-wrestling in Vegas ever!
Thank you fans for going “all in” on this dream. pic.twitter.com/F5oi8A7uDu
— Cody Rhodes (@CodyRhodes) February 13, 2019
Why The Women Didn’t Headline Elimination Chamber
Initially, it was thought that the historic Women’s Tag Team Championship match would headline the Elimination Chamber pay per view, however, according to Fightful, Vince McMahon made the change to swap the match out with the men’s Elimination Chamber match. McMahon felt the women’s match would get the reaction desired to close out the show.
Becky Lynch Re-Injures Knee At Live Event
While it appears to be only in storyline, Becky Lynch appeared to re-injure her knee after attempting to attach Charlotte Flair at a house show Saturday evening.
— WWE (@WWE) February 17, 2019
WWE Elimination Chamber Results: WWE Championship Match
Was Daniel Bryan able to walk out of WWE Elimination Chamber still BOTH the Planet’s and WWE Champion?
Six men fought it out in the main event of WWE Elimination Chamber for The New Daniel Bryan’s WWE Championship. Did the Planet’s Champion retain?
The six men involved were:
- Kofi Kingston (with Big E and Xavier Woods, starting in the near right pod)
- Jeff Hardy (starting in the far right pod)
- Randy Orton (starting in the near left pod)
- AJ Styles (starting in the near left pod)
- Samoa Joe (starting in the ring)
- WWE Champion Daniel Bryan (with Eric Rowan, starting in the ring)
Does he have an advantage? All 4 of the last 4 (non-tag) Elimination Chamber matches have been won by first time entrants.
— WWE Stats & Info (@WWEStats) February 18, 2019
Kofi Kingston was THE fan’s favorite headed into this match. But he started in a pod, as the first two men in the match were Samoa Joe and WWE Champion Daniel Bryan (the Ring Of Honor fan in me is happy).
Order of events:
- Daniel Bryan and Samoa Joe started the match at 0:00
- Kofi Kingston entered the Chamber at 5:16
- AJ Styles entered the Chamber at 10:27
- AJ Styles eliminated Samoe Joe at 14:34
- Jeff Hardy entered the Chamber at 15:14
- Daniel Bryan eliminated Jeff Hardy at 17:58
- Randy Orton entered the Chamber at 19:57
- Randy Orton eliminated AJ Styles at 22:21
- Kofi Kingston eliminated Randy Orton at 24:01
- The final two men in the match were WWE Champion Daniel Bryan and Kofi Kingston
- Daniel Bryan pinned Kofi Kingston at 36:35 to retain the WWE Championship
.@TrueKofi with the trust fall!
— TDE Wrestling (@totaldivaseps) February 18, 2019
Daniel Bryan last eliminated Kofi Kingston to win the Elimination Chamber match and retain the WWE Championship
Follow along with Mitchell’s WWE Elimination Chamber Coverage!