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Tessa Blanchard Tired Of Being Called A Racist: ‘I’m Taking Back The Control Of My Narrative’

Tessa Blanchard is responsible for her own life and she says she’s taking control of her own narrative again.

Tessa shared the following remarks on Instagram, addressing her absence from professional wrestling as well as the claims that she is a racist.

I’ve been away for a while, the main reason for that is to focus on my wedding & honeymoon. The past few months I’ve gotten back to the basics & been focusing on the relationships I have with family, friends & myself. The point of this post is because I’m taking back the control of my narrative. I’ve had people weigh in on what I should do, what I should say, what interview to do, where to go.. now, I want to listen to what I want and what’s in my heart. I am so blessed in so many areas of my life & I am so grateful to have such strong people in my life. & I regained control of that mindset.. that I know who I am.

At the end of every day I can look in the mirror and say ‘I know that woman, I like that woman, I love who that woman is becoming and what she’s capable of’, that’s all I need. racist? That’s not me, that’s never been me, I don’t have a history of being that way, I don’t have a history of using that language & that’s the end of it, it’s just not who I am. & I’m tired of being called & my family seeing me be called something so hateful. Who I am is a woman that cares deeply about my passion and putting in work. Who I am is a woman that gives 110% at whatever she does whether it was waiting tables, extra curricular school work, the next workout, or in the ring.

Who I am is a woman that prefers to be viewed as tough as nails instead of having any form of weakness. Who I am is a woman completely driven by my passion & what I believe God has for me in life. Even with those little details about me, at the end of the day none of it matters.. we are each responsible for taking control of our own lives. I’m taking back control of mine..  #nosvemospronto

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In January, Tessa was accused of using racist language while speaking with La Rosa Negra in Japan a few years ago. That same weekend she would go on to win the IMPACT World Championship at Hard To Kill, but later forfeited the title due to remaining in Mexico during the current pandemic. Tessa and IMPACT later had a dispute that led to her being released by IMPACT and she has only wrestled one match since March, a loss to Kylie Rae for Warrior Wrestling two weeks ago.