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Tessa Blanchard (July 26, 1995) is an American professional wrestling manager, valet and wrestler, currently signed to Impact Wrestling. She is the daughter of Four Horsemen legend Tully Blanchard and the granddaughter of the late Joe Blanchard. Tessa is also the stepdaughter of wrestler Terry Allen better known as Magnum T.A..

Professional wrestling career

Women Superstars Uncensored (2014-2016)

On November 8, Blanchard debuted for Women Superstars Uncensored and was defeated by Niya in a match for the WSU Spirit Championship at Breaking Barriers III. On February 21, 2015, Blanchard picked up her first victory in WSU when she defeated Sassy Stephie.

Shine Wrestling (2015-2016)

Blanchard debuted for Shine Wrestling as a villain at the SHINE 26 event on April 3 and was defeated by Evie. Later in the evening, Blanchard attacked Leva Bates, causing her and Jessicka Havok to be defeated by Saraya Knight and Su Yung, and later became the newest member of Valkyrie. At SHINE 27, Blanchard was defeated by Bates, and after the match, she and April Hunter both attacked Bates.

World Wrestling Entertainment /WWE (2014-2017)

Blanchard appeared in World Wrestling Entertainment as a member of Adam Rose's partying entourage during May 2014. She also had a tryout match against Chasity Taylor.

NXT (2016)

Two years later, Blanchard returned to the WWE, making her in-ring debut on April 2, 2016 in NXT in a match won by Alexa Bliss. On April 28, Blanchard wrestled and lost to Nia Jax. On June 9, Blanchard her third match, losing to Carmella.

WWE Mae Young Classic (2017)

Blanchard returned on July 13 to join the first round of the WWE Mae Young Classic where she was eliminated by Kairi Sane. She returned the following night at the Mae Young Classic: Road To The Finals where she teamed with Jazzy Gabert, Kay Lee Ray to defeat Marti Belle, Santana Garrett & Sarah Logan in a six-woman tag match.

Zelo Pro Wrestling (2017-2018)

Blanchard debuted on August 24, 2017 at Zelo Pro Wrestling I where she defeated Kylie Rae. She returned on September 24 at Zelo Pro Wrestling II to defeat Miranda Salinas. During the following year on April 20, Blanchard returned at Zelo Pro Arrival where she defeated Kylie Rae in a title match to become the new Zelo Pro Women's Champion.

Queens of Combat (2014-present)

Blanchard made her debut for the Queens of Combat promotion at their second event on June 13, 2014 and answered Miss Rachel's open challenge, only to be defeated by Rachel in singles action. She returned to Queens of Combat at QoC 3 on November 30 and competed in a losing effort against Mickie James, and was defeated by Crazy Mary Dobson at QoC 4 on April 13, 2015.

Blanchard entered the Queens of Combat Title Tournament at QoC 5 on June 13, 2015 and defeated Hania in the first round after attacking her with a chair; beginning a heel turn in the process. On the next night, Blanchard cemented herself as a villainess when she cut a promo blasting the QoC roster and the fans. She later defeated LuFisto in the second round by using the ropes for leverage.

Impact Wrestling (2018-present)

Blanchard made her Impact Wrestling debut on Redemption, when she joined the commentary during a match between Kiera Hogan and Taya Valkyrie. Her first match was held on April 24 where she defeated Kiera Hogan. The following day on April 25 during Impact Wrestling: Under Pressure, Blanchard was handed her first loss to Madison Rayne. During the April 26 tapings, Blanchard defeated Kiera Hogan in a No Disqualification match. Two months later, Blanchard returned during the June 1 tapings, losing to Madison Rayne in their rematch. During the consecutive taping on June 2, Blanchard teamed with Shotzi Blackheart in a match lost to Allie & Kiera Hogan.

Personal life

Blanchard is in a relationship with fellow professional wrestler Ricochet. The two live together with Apollo Crews in Orlando, Florida.

In wrestling

  • Finishing moves
    • Slingshot belly-to-back suplex
    • Hammerlock DDT
  • Nickname
    • "The Queen Of The Carolinas"

Championships and accomplishments

External links

Impact! roster

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Knockouts

Alisha EdwardsAllieDiamanteKatarina LeighKiera HoganRosemarySiennaSu YungTaya ValkyrieTessa Blanchard

Stables & Tag Teams

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2016 PWI Top 50 Females
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2017 PWI Top 50 Females
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WWE Mae Young Classic 2017 contestants

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