Tessa Blanchard is reportedly no longer with Women of Wrestling (WOW) following several incidents with those in the promotion.
Last week, it was noted that Blanchard is believed to be done with the company and now more details have come to light.
Fightful Select reports that Blanchard is no longer part of any future plans, but it was not confirmed whether she has been fired.
Sources who spoke with the site have said they saw friction between the two sides as early as January and that Blanchard was “livid” after a planned tryout was canceled by CBS.
CBS is the network partner of WOW, and Blanchard argued that the tryout could take place over Zoom or in a more controlled setting as CBS cited COVID-19 as a reason for the cancellation.
The situation is said to have ended up wasting a lot of money.
The same sources added that WOW was able to get some talent who had vowed never to work with Blanchard again to come back, but that they ended up seeing “more of the same.”
WOW was reportedly seen within the promotion as a rehabilitation project for Blanchard who continues to have ‘nuclear heat’ following accusations of misconduct and racism.
While promoter David McClane has been a big fan of Blanchard, and one of her few supporters in recent years, it’s reported that the two are at odds now due to her behavior with WOW.
When AJ Mendez (AJ Lee) was brought in for commentary and in a backstage producer role, the decision was made for the company’s focus to be on the former WWE Divas Champion, replacing Blanchard who at one point was considered the face of the company.
A company-wide email has been sent out after the recent tapings to tell staff that the next tapings, scheduled for early June, have been postponed because of a positive COVID-19 test.
Mendez served on commentary during the most recent set of tapings while Blanchard did not appear in any capacity.