Tessa Blanchard will be appearing at the CMLL Women’s Grand Prix.
The company took to Twitter on Wednesday to announce that Blanchard will be teaming up with Stephanie Vaquer, Zeuxis, La Catalina, Johnnie Robbie, Makoto, Sumie Sakai, and Mei Suruga on Team World for the Grand Prix.
The team will face off against Marcela, Lluvia, La Jarochita, Reyna Isis, Dark Silueta, Skadi, Hera, and Sanley in Team Mexico.
🇺🇸 TESSA BLANCHARD, INTEGRANTE DEL EQUIPO EXTRANJERO DEL GRAND PRIX DE AMAZONAS
La norteamericana será parte de la delegación de extranjeras en el #GrandPrixCMLL del próximo Viernes 27 de Octubre en la Arena México. pic.twitter.com/DXAfkwAys4
— Lucha Libre CMLL (@CMLL_OFICIAL) October 4, 2023
Prior to Wednesday night’s AEW Dynamite TV tapings, the Dark Order’s Alex Reynolds, John Silver & Evil Uno defeated Colt Cabana, Brandon Cutler & Matt Sydal in a dark match. The finish came when Uno pinned Cutler.
Cabana, Cutler and Sydal were accompanied to the ring by Dunkson, the Stockton Kings’ mascot.
And finally, The Butcher recently appeared on the “NotSam” podcast to discuss what it’s been like to work with some of his idols in AEW including Sting.
You can check out some highlights from the podcast below:
On his matches with Sting: “In that [Tornado Tag] match, I called a spot where I was mocking him…I mocked the Stinger Splash and stuff like that. And I was on the other side of the ring, looking at him… You see the arena, and it’s filled with people, and they’re reacting, and you’re like, ‘What am I doing? What am I doing right now? Where am I? Am I in the world? I’m about to hit Sting with the Stinger Splash.’ I never put myself ever there, ever. And still, sometimes I have that imposter syndrome where I was just like. ‘This is so weird. I feel like I’m floating above myself,’ looking at the situation and thinking I’m watching Nitro.”
On getting himself over even in losses: “My whole thing was, ‘I’m going to win this fight, he’s going to win this war.’ And then when you’re done, you’ve won the match without winning the match. I think that a lot of people don’t understand that that should be the goal. It’s to win the crowd, and even if you’re losing, or winning, it’s their experience, not mine.”
On putting on the best show for fans: “And I think in wrestling, that’s the biggest problem, is a lot of people don’t realize that … I don’t pay to have people yell at me … I get paid for them to yell at me. So it’s their experience, not mine. I go out there and make it the best for them, and if they’re cheering, especially if they’re cheering the other guy, people don’t understand that I’m doing a great job if they’re yelling that guy’s name.”