Tessa Blanchard has returned to wrestling with WOW Superheroes but her choice of merchandise following the announcement has caused a stir on social media.
Blanchard, who remains the only woman to hold the IMPACT Wrestling World Championship hasn’t been seen in the ring since September 2020.
According to a new report from Fightful Select, Blanchard is set to return to the ring with the relaunch of WOW Women of Wrestling. According to the report, the second-generation star is the only major talent, alongside another former WOW wrestler to be attached to the project. The relaunch of the promotion is set to be announced at a press conference on October 6th.
The report goes on to say that Blanchard is yet to sign a contract and the promotion will be not returning imminently. LA Lakers owner Jeanie Buss remains attached to the project as she still technically owns the company. The report closes by saying that Fightful had reached out to several former WOW wrestlers but they hadn’t been “clued in” on plans for a relaunch.
“Most told Fightful that they haven’t heard from WOW creator David McLane since last year when they were e-mailed and asked to not post in regards to controversies of alleged bullying surrounding Blanchard.”
Following that report, Tessa Blanchard unveiled some new merchandise on social media that had an interesting theme. The black shirt is emblazoned with an explosion and the slogan ‘Nuclear’ apparently in relation to her reputation after the star was the subject of allegations of bullying and racism. Blanchard denies any allegations of wrongdoing.
Many on social media have reacted to the choice of merchandise with many seeming at the very least unsure this is the right tone for the star of a new company to be taking.
— Tessa Blanchard (@Tess_Blanchard) October 7, 2021
AJ Lee has also been announced as an Executive Producer and colour commentator for the promotion as she returns to the world of wrestling for the first time since 2015. Lee has also given an update on a potential return to the ring.