Impact Wrestling had released Tessa Blanchard from her contract a few days before it was set to expire back in June.
The reason for this was due to her not wanting to drop the Impact World title, which was part of the decision, at Slammiversary. Impact then decided to cease negotiations and strip her of the belt.
Dave Meltzer reported in the latest edition of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter that there are those in Impact who believe that the reason Blanchard didn’t sign a new deal (prior to Impact firing her) is because she had a better offer elsewhere.
She will defend the Warrior Wrestling Women’s Championship against Impact’s Kylie Rae on Saturday.