Fresh off her victory in the four-way dance at All In, Tessa Blanchard has signed with Women of Wrestling, a press release revealed Wednesday. Women of Wrestling (WOW), co-owned by Lakers owner Jeanie Buss and GLOW creator David McLane, recently announced a TV deal to air on AXS TV alongside New Japan Pro Wrestling and AXS TV Fights. A press release sings Blanchard's praises:
Tessa Blanchard was born for the business and is a third-generation professional wrestler. The long line of wrestling royalty includes her grandfather, Joe Blanchard, her father Four Horsemen member, Tully Blanchard, and step-father Magnum T.A.
And notes that Blanchard, the current Impact Wrestling Knockouts Champion, will apparently keep that title while competing in WOW:
Blanchard is a global presence and has held the championship title in the U.S., Mexico and Japan and is currently the champion of the worldwide-distributed Impact Wrestling promotion based out of Canada. If the 22-year-old third-generation wrestling star is able to capture the WOW Championship that will be broadcast on AXS TV in January 2019, Blanchard could arguably be one of the brightest stars in the world of professional wrestling.
With Jeanie Buss saying:
Knowing the expectations of our WOW fans to see the best in women's professional wrestling, we are elated to sign Tessa Blanchard. Tessa enhances and elevates our athletic roster of talent beyond measure and we can hardly wait to showcase her skills in the series set to broadcast on Mark Cuban's AXS TV.
And a comment from Blanchard:
I am grateful to both Impact Wrestling and the WOW executives for working out the details to allow me to pursue my dream of competing at the highest levels within our industry. The success I've experienced in the past month in winning the Impact Championship, winning in Chicago at the 'All In' event in front of over 10,000 people, and now signing with WOW is what dreams are made of. My next dream to come true that will top off my year's success will be when I beat Santana Garrett to win the WOW World Championship.
A bold prediction. WOW begins airing on AXS next year, so stay tuned! And head to Ticketmaster for tickets to the first AXS TV tapings on October 10th and 11th in Los Angeles.