Tessa Blanchard the former IMPACT Wrestling World Champion will not be appearing in All Elite Wrestling anytime soon, according to Tony Schiavone.
Taking questions on the AEW Dynamite Post-Show on YouTube, the AEW announcer was asked if Blanchard would be heading to the company anytime soon.
Schiavone gave a straightforward response:
“Yes, I don’t think that’s happening. At least not anytime soon. I would have heard that [if she’s coming over].”
Blanchard’s father WWE Hall of Famer Tully Blanchard currently works for AEW as the manager to FTR. Tully Blanchard is scheduled to compete for AEW in his first match since 2007. The 67-year-old former Four Horsemen will team with FTR to face Jurassic Express on AEW Dynamite.
Tessa Blanchard shook the wrestling world in January 2020 when she defeated Sami Callihan to win the IMPACT World Championship. She would relinquish that belt later in the year and officially finished her IMPACT Wrestling tenure in the summer. Tessa’s last match came in September 2020. She was defeated for the Warrior Wrestling Women’s Title by former AEW star, Kylie Rae.
The junior Blanchard did wrestle on the precursor to All Elite Wrestling – the All In show in 2018. Taking on Dr. Britt Baker, Chelsea Green, and Madison Rayne in a four-way match, Blanchard would win after hitting Green with her ‘Buzzsaw’ DDT.
Tessa Blanchard has also wrestled for WWE, competing in the Mae Young Classic in 2017. Blanchard was defeated in the first round by the eventual winner of the whole tournament, Kairi Sane.
Credit: AEW Dynamite Post-Show